Canandaigua Academy to induct several new members into their Hall of Fame this week

Canandaigua Academy will be inducting new members into their Hall of Fame this weekend at homecoming; here are their names.

Billy Greene, a 1995 graduate, was a lacrosse and football star at Canandaigua Academy. He played every season in both sports throughout high school and was set to play both at Syracuse University before following in his brother’s foot steps and heading to Michigan State.

There, he ended up with a knee injury that unexpectedly cut his football career short, and men’s lacrosse was dropped in 1997.




With one year of eligibility left he transferred to Johns Hopkins University where he played lacrosse.

Today he’s in Florida and the president of Specialty Solutions Southeast Inc., a company that works in flooring for hospitals nationally.

Other inductees:

Bill Bowe will also be inducted, a coach and physical education teacher for 34 years at CA. He coached baseball, modified basketball, softball, and football.

Tory Carissimo, a 2004 graduate, was the hockey team’s captain in 2003-04 and is one of the highest scorers in the program. He is still involved as an official in the American Hockey League and NCAA.

Cheri Chinn was a physical education teacher as well as the girls volleyball coach. She led the team to win nine Section V titles, seven league titles, and two regional titles.




Chris Keys is a 1985 CA graduate and was the starting shooting guard for 4 seasons. He was the team MVP in 1985 following the win of the Finger Lakes East division title. He was also the shortstop in 1984 and 85 when the baseball team won Finger Lakes East titles.

Megan Krebbeks graduated in 2003 and was a starting forward for the basketball team as well a Finger Lakes East All-Star for four seasons. She led her team to win two Section V titles and to two semifinals. She excelled in lacrosse as well.

Kelli Poles graduated in 2005 and as an All-star basketball player, led her team to victory in 2002 by winning a Section V championship.

Ryan Poles, a 2003 graduate, was an All-Greater Rochester selection football lineman twice and the Gatorade Player of the Year for New York in 2002. He went on to play football at Boston College and works for the Kansas City Chiefs in their front office.

The banquet for the induction will be Thursday Sept. 30 at the school. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and tickets are $30. They can be purchased at the athletic office.

The Homecoming Parade will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the middle school parking lot on Granger Street.

The Homecoming game against Greece Arcadia will start at 7 p.m. and the inductees will be recognized during halftime.


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