Class of 2021

Karly McCormack


Antioch High School 2000 softball coach Vern Martin described his clutch player, Karly McCormack, as a coach’s dream. “She was exceptional.”
During her reign at Antioch High School Karly was a three-time varsity letter athlete, selected First Team All-Bay Valley Athletic League as a senior and Second Team All-BVAL as a junior. Playing at second, Karly’s glove and bat were instrumental in the Lady Panthers BVAL championship drive and qualifying for North Coast Section in 1999.
Karly found a home at second base. “She was tall which was unusual for that position, but she was able to cover the entire side of the infield,” Martin said. “She had no errors and was a solid player. She fit into the Antioch tradition of softball.”
Karly, along with Roni Rodriquez, was one of the best 3-4 batters Martin has coached. “Opposing teams worried about them,” he said. “They were never an easy out.”
In Karly’s junior year, Antioch went to the North Coast Sectional after winning the BVAL championship with a 1-0 win over Carondelet High School. “They were sandlot kids, played every day and came together. It was awesome,” Martin added about his team. “Karly always put the team first. She would sacrifice to get a runner to advance.”
After scooping up Antioch High’s Class of 2000 Female Athlete of the Year honors, Karly enrolled at Central Michigan University (CMU). With Karly in the line-up, the Chippewas won the Mid-American Conference Division (MAC) in her sophomore year in 2002. She started in 43 of the 45 games at first base and hit .316 with CMU setting a MAC conference record going 23-1 in division play. At the post season MAC Tourney, Karly dominated opposition pitching by driving in 13 runs and batting .500, garnering her the tournament’s Co-MVP honors. Winning the tournament trophy a fourth consecutive year, the Chippewas qualified for an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship. CMU was eliminated by 6th nationally rank Washington in their third game of the tournament. In Karly’s junior year, she had a .977 fielding percentage and a .303 average at the plate with 18 RBI’s.
Karly transferred to Indiana University for her senior year, played in 62 games, and batted .295 with 31 RBI’s for the Hoosiers.
After her graduation from IU in 2004, Karly continue in softball but now as a coach. She was an assistant softball coach for the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds from 2006 to 2009 and coached on the 2010 Dutch National Softball Team.
Currently, Karly lives and works in Nevada.

Angelo Munoz

All-Around Male Athlete

Shot put, wrestling, and offensive line all require strength, power, and athleticism. Angelo Munoz used these abilities at Antioch High School to have an outstanding 1989-1990 athletic season and to become an Antioch Sports Legend.
Shot put is a lonely sport. The throwing circle measures 7 feet in diameter. The shot is a 12-pound smooth sphere of iron. The athlete steps into the circle and heaves the shot with might. The shot put requires explosiveness and proper technique. In his senior year, Angelo used his power and technique to achieve a personal best of 55 feet, 3 inches in the California State Meet. That throw placed him in the top 12 in the state. It was the culmination of a season of personal bests. He won the BVAL shot put competition. He placed 2nd at the NCS Meet of Champions with a personal best throw. He saved his best throw, for the most important moment, the State Meet. What a way to end a career.
Angelo was a member of the 1988 AHS California State Champion wrestling team. He wrestled JV that year and he was a valuable training partner and team member. He worked hard that year and learned valuable techniques. His experience and improvement that sophomore year, propelled him to 2 BVAL heavyweight titles in his junior and senior year. He placed 2nd at the NCS tournament as a junior and 4th as a senior and qualified for the California State Wrestling Tournament. He won the prestigious Clovis Invitational Tournament as a senior; and he wore the cowboy hat trophy home. He was a team captain and helped lead the wrestling team to BVAL team titles in 1989 and 1990. He finished his two-year varsity wrestling career with a record of 79-10.
In football, Angelo played center, an integral position on the offensive line. He was an anchor on the Panther line. In recognition of his play, he was named Honorable Mention All-League his senior year.
After high school, Angelo continued his football career at Los Medanos College. He excelled and was named 1st Team All-California Region 1 Offensive Lineman his freshman year. To continue his track career, he transferred to Diablo Valley College and threw the javelin and shot put for DVC. His performances qualified him for the Junior College State track and field meet in both the shot put and javelin. After a successful freshman year at LMC and DVC, Angelo transferred to San Francisco State University and played one more year of football.

Erica Porter

Track & Field

Erica Porter shares one record that no one will ever be able to top. The 2002 Deer Valley High graduate was the first Deer Valley woman track and field athlete to qualify for the California State Track & Field Championships in an individual event. She accomplished that honor by finishing 2nd at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions in a personal best time of 56.87 her junior year.
Along the way she would achieve a number of milestones. As a sophomore she finished 1st in the 400 meters at BVAL League Meet and followed that by winning the event as both a junior and senior becoming one of just a few people to win a league championship in the same event 3 years in a row. That year she also got her first exposure to the pressure of the State Meet by running the 3rd leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay which finished 7th in the State Finals.
As a junior she went on to win at the North Coast Section III-A meet in the 400 then proceeded to repeat that championship her senior year as well. At the State Meet her junior year she qualified for the 400 meter finals with the 5th best time out of 24 entries in the trial heats and would go on to finish 9th the next day in the finals while fighting through an Achilles tendon injury which impacted not only her junior year but senior year as well.
After high school Erica earned a Track & Field Scholarship to run collegiately at California State University Sacramento. At Sac State she ran both the indoor and outdoor seasons during her 3-year career becoming an integral part of the 4×400 relay teams as well as finishing 5th in 400 meters at the Big Sky Championships her sophomore year.

Joey Railey


When Joey Railey was selected as a team captain of the University of San Francisco baseball team, no one was less surprised than LeRoy Murray. Joey had played for Murray while growing up in Antioch. “He’s the kind of person everybody liked,” Murray said of the Deer Valley High School graduate and inductee to the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame. “He always gave 150 percent and is an outstanding individual.”
Joey was what managers and coaches might call a sparkplug of a second baseman. He could hit. He was clutch in RBI situations and patient enough to take a walk. He could steal a base. And he could flash the leather at second. He was a star player at Deer Valley and USF, then after playing for a couple of years in the San Diego Padres’ farm system, he became the baseball coach at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco and led the Knights to four straight North Coast Section playoffs.
Joey picked up right when Eric King, another Sports Legend, departed. They were together at Deer Valley for part of the 2001 season — the North Coast Section playoffs — before King headed off to college. By 2003, Railey was first team All-Bay Valley Athletic League and first-team All-Contra Costa Times. He added to those honors by being named one of the CCT’s Top 50 athletes and being crowned 2004 senior Athlete of the Year at Deer Valley.
Next stop was USF, and what a career Joey had on the Hilltop. He was a .331 hitter in his final three seasons, and started all but one of the Dons’ 174 games during that stretch. As a senior in 2008, Railey’s second as the Dons’ team captain, he led the team in hits, doubles and walks, and was second in RBIs. He was the West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-WCC and USF’s team MVP. He won the school’s Green and Gold Loyalty Award, which the USF athletic department gives to only one athlete per year.
In his junior year he was first on the team in runs scored, walks, steals and defensive assists. As a sophomore, his career-high batting average (.338) in college was second only to teammate Scott Cousins.
Joey was drafted by the Padres in the 21st round of the 2008 draft, and he had a nice year at Single-A Eugene in 2009, hitting .283. But he gave up playing after that and instead went into coaching at Stuart Hall, where he took over as the head coach in 2013. Railey’s teams were 72-34-1 in his four seasons at the San Francisco private school. The Knights had a 10-0 Bay Counties League season in 2014 and reached the North Coast Section Division 5 semifinals, where they lost to Oakland’s Head-Royce and eventual Chicago Cubs’ infielder Nico Hoerner. Stuart Hall advanced to one other semifinal game and made the quarterfinals twice under Railey.

Jennifer Saguindel

All-Around Female Athlete

While compiling a list of athletes who excel in multiple sports, Jennifer Saguindel’s name rose to the top.
When Jennifer heard she was entering the Antioch Sports Hall of Fame, she modestly said it was nice to be nominated and exciting to be selected. She is being honored for her outstanding participation in softball, volleyball and track.
This All-Around Female Athlete was named Antioch High School’s Senior Athlete of the Year. She was captain of the volleyball team (12 times), a two-time most valuable player and one of the Contra Costa Times Top 50 athletes. As a freshman she earned all BVAL honors in 1991.
Her venture into group sports began as an 11-year-old with the local Little League, thanks to having a best friend whose dad was a baseball coach. He taught her how to throw and catch but, it was Jennifer’s PE teachers that got her into softball, first as a manager-scorekeeper and then as a player.
After trying out, she was chosen for the varsity squad. “It was exciting to put on the uniform. It all came naturally to me.”
When softball coach John Restock (ASL-HOF 2014) found himself losing two of his three outfielders, he moved Jennifer from shortstop, where she excelled, to centerfield filling in the gap.
She not only proved herself in the outfield but was an offensive threat as well, batting fifth in the lineup and batted .345. At one point, Jennifer had a four-game streak of winning hits.
Softball was aggressive and fun, but she decided, in her senior year, to continue with the sport she most loved, volleyball. But before leaving softball, Jennifer had shared the diamond with three of Antioch High’s future Hall of Famers; Stephanie Andrews (2016), Melissa Young (2019) and Tasha Cupp (2017).
In her senior year playing volleyball against an undefeated Monte Vista in a Bay Valley Athletic league game. Jennifer was on fire with 12 service points, 35 assists, six kills and three aces.
Last, but certainly not least, there was track, an obsession that, again, began when her brother Ted brought home a discus and asked her to throw it. She competed on the track team for her sophomore and junior year. “It was huge fun.”
She said she was kind of her brother’s little tagalong. Mentally she thought she could do anything.
In college, Jennifer competed in softball, track and volleyball for Diablo Valley College. She placed third in the javelin in 1988 Junior College State Track and Field Championships, and she still ranks as DVC’s third best javelin thrower and fourth best discus thrower.

1984 Antioch High School Boys Wrestling Team

The 1984 Wrestling team was a trailblazer in becoming the first team in Antioch history to win an outright North Coast Section Team Championship by overcoming powerhouses such as Arcata, San Ramon Valley and Clayton Valley. Led by 126 lb. NCS champion, Fred Hunziker (ASL-HOF 2010), Jose Perez (2nd at 98), Chris Collins (3rd at 112), John Parsons (3rd at 165) and Chris Stubberfield (3rd at 191) the Panthers amassed 144 points outdistancing 2nd place Arcata by 18 ½ points. The team would go on to the California State Meet and place 18th, the highest finish of any Antioch High School Wrestling team at the time.
The team was dominant all season long going undefeated in Diablo Valley Dual Meets with a stellar 7-0 mark. They won the prestigious Mission San Jose Tournament and had top finishes at two of the top tournaments in California at Woodland and Clovis.
The Panther grapplers put their unblemished DVAL record on the line as they entered the DVAL tournament where head coach Steve Sanchez (ASL-HOF 2007) vowed to dethrone the mighty Eagles of Clayton Valley. Let by DVAL Champions Jose Perez (98), Chris Collins (112), Tom Torrez (132) and John Parsons (165) the Panthers ascended to the peak of the DVAL Wrestling mountain and claimed the league title, another first for an AHS Wrestling Team and qualified nine wresters to the NCS Meet.
The team MVP was Fred Hunziker, team captains were Tom Torrez, Rick Harris and John Parsons. The most improved wrestler was Chris Collins and John Parsons garnered the Coaches Award. The team was led by head coach Steve Sanchez (ASL-HOF-2007) and assistant coaches Frank Orlando and Louie Fraire. The team was led by head coach Steve Sanchez (ASL-HOF-2007) and assistance coaches Frank Orlando and Louie Fraire. Coaches Sanchez, Orlando and Fraire were inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 1988 CIF Championship Team in 2010.
The wrestling team is the third team from the Class of 1984 to be inducted into the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame joining the Softball team (2011) and Baseball team (2013).