Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame honors former PHS athletes

Julie Reichle

The inductees; Georgia Hill, Jim Danielson, Kerri Roemer, Devin Brown and Lauren Barbieri (not pictured, Jon Minor)

Piedmonters past and present gathered in the new Alan Harvey Theater on Saturday, April 8 to honor six former standout athletes at the 12th annual Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) ceremony. The PSHOF was established in 2003, founded upon the principle that Piedmont High School athletes, coaches, administrators, boosters and community members who have made outstanding contributions to PHS athletics should be honored and enshrined.

Read more about the Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame HERE.

Jim Danielson is recognized for his performance in track, football and soccer


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.

Georgia Hill accepts her award for excellence in basketball and softball.


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.

PHS alums Scott Hill, Mike Ricksen, and Kent Hill accept Jon Minor’s award on his behalf.


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.

Lauren Barbieri, wearing her grandfather’s track shirt, holds her plaque recognizing excellence in cross country and track.


Lauren is a 2001 PHS graduate. A Track & Field and Cross Country standout, Lauren was named the Track & Field MVP all 4 years at PHS. She won multiple league titles, competed in the North Coast Section championship meet in the 800m, high jump, triple jump, 300m hurdles, 4×100 relay, and 4×400 relay. In her senior season she competed in the California State Championship meet in the 300m hurdles. Lauren broke PHS records in the Triple Jump, 4×400 relay and 100m hurdles. During her senior year she was also PHS Student Body President. After PHS Lauren competed in both Cross Country (2 years) and Track & Field (4 years) at UC Berkeley where she recorded an All Time Top 10 time in 3000m Steeplechase and was named Academic All-Pac 10.

Football and basketball standout Devin Brown with his award.


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.

Kerri Roemer is awarded for her athletic excellence in basketball, soccer, tennis and track.


Kerri graduated PHS in 1999, earning 11 varsity letters in Tennis, Basketball, Track & Field, and Softball. 

She was named an “athlete of the season” in 1996 and became the first Piedmont player to win the girl’s tennis singles league title in 15 years.  She led the team to NCS playoffs in each of her four years.  In 1997, Kerri and her sister, Kristi, led the varsity team to win the first ever CIF/USTA NorCal Invitational.  As team captain in 1998, she was a leading player on the ACCAL championship team and was presented the CIF sportsmanship/citizenship award.    

Kerri was consistently achieved a singles ranking in the girls’ USTA Northern California junior circuit and in 1998, Kerri earned a USTA national ranking of 228 for the girls’ 18 singles division. 

Kerri continued her tennis career by joining UC Davis women’s tennis team in 1999 and was awarded the Division II Western Conference Rookie of the Year in 2000.  She was named team captain her senior year. 

In addition to her PHS tennis accomplishments, Kerri was a starter on the varsity girls’ basketball team where she played both guard and forward, earning Honorable Mention All-League in 1997.  She also helped the team to a historic 1st round win at NCS playoffs in 1998.  Kerri ran track her freshman year, competing in the 800 meters and hurdles.  During sophomore and junior years, she joined the varsity softball squad where she hit lead-off and defended center field.

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