Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame announces new inductees

The Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the six new inductees for the class of 2022. The members are: Lauren Barbieri 2001 (Cross Country and Track); Devin Brown 2009 (Football, Basketball and Baseball); James Danielson 1981 (Football, Track and Soccer); Georgia Hill 2013 (Softball and Basketball); Jon Minor 1983 (Basketball); Kerri Roemer 1999 (Tennis, Basketball, Softball and Track).

The inductees will be enshrined at a ceremony to be held at Claremont Country Club on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Details for the event, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on the Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame website www.PSHOF.org.

Georgia Hill

A 2013 graduate, Georgia lettered in both softball and basketball. A standout softball player, Georgia earned 1st Team All-League honors four times, team MVP three times and was named West Alameda County Conference (WACC) League MVP, 3rd Team All-East Bay (East Bay Times) and 1st Team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports) her senior year. Georgia played two years at The College of Wooster, where she broke four team records her freshman year, including home runs in a single season.

Jon Minor

Jon graduated PHS in 1983, earning three varsity letters in basketball. Jon was a dominant 6’6” starting center his junior and senior years, earning 1st Team All-League honors and Alameda County Athletic Conference (ACAL) Player of the Year both seasons. He also received the Optimo Award his senior season as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Jon continued his basketball career at UC Davis.

Kerri Roemer

Kerri graduated PHS in 1999 and led the Girl’s tennis team to NCS all 4 years, highlighted by winning the team championship in 1998.  Kerri played doubles with Meghan Wardlaw and reached the semi-finals one year and finals another year.  As PHS team captain (’98) she won the CIF sportsmanship/citizenship award. Kerri was ranked in the top 20 USTA NorCal during juniors and was nationally ranked her senior year. At UC Davis, she was named the Western Conference D-II Rookie of the Year for 1999-2000.

Devin Brown

Devin graduated from PHS in 2009 and was a dynamic athlete in football, basketball and baseball for the Highlanders. On the Gridiron, he was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball. As a senior, he led the State with 13 interceptions and earned 1st Team All-League honors, All-Area by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Contra Costa Times, and was named to the All-State 1st Team Defense by MaxPreps. Additionally, he received All-League in basketball in 2008 & 2009. After graduation, Devin took his athletic talents to the University of Massachusetts football program where he was a UMASS Scholar Athlete of the Year.

 Lauren Barbieri

Lauren is a 2001 graduate. A Track and Cross-country standout, Lauren was the recipient of the Track MVP award all 4 years at PHS, a 4-year qualifier for NCS (North Coast Section), broke PHS records in the Triple Jump, 4×400 relay and 100 Hurdles, and qualified for the California State Meet. At Cal, Lauren competed in both Cross Country (2 years) and Track (4 years) where she was named Academic All-Pac 10 for Track and Field.

 James Danielson 

James graduated in 1981 and was a 3-sport star in football, soccer, and track. In Soccer, after his MVP year, James led the Piedmont team to its first North Coast Section Championship appearance, while earning Piedmont’s first North Coast Section Individual Player honor in 1981. He broke the school record for the Triple Jump and was the 1981 track Optimo winner. James was distinguished as team captain and a 1st Team All-League recipient in each sport. He received 10 total varsity letters at Piedmont High.

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