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80s Recipients.

Susan Sellers Ward

  • Class of 1986
  • Eight Varsity letters in Basketball, Volleyball & Track
  • Started every Varsity Basketball game for three years (1983-86)
  • Ended her career as the second-leading scorer in school history with 820 points
  • Led team in Field Goal percentage for three years and free throw percentage and rebounding for two years
  • Averaged 15.6 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game her senior year
  • Best Offensive Player her Sophomore Year
  • Best Defensive Player her Junior Year
  • MVP her Senior Year
  • Selected to Roswell Neighbor All-Star Team three consecutive years
  • Roswell Neighbor C0-Player of the Year during senior year
  • AJC North Fulton Co-Player of the Year during senior year
  • Westminster High Invitational All-Tournament Team two years
  • Metro Atlanta Tip Off Club Team of the Month
  • AJC 1986 Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention
  • Region 5AAA Basketball All-Tournament Team her Junior and Senior Years
  • AJC Player of the Week Senior Year
  • Member of Georgia Metros 18 and under AAU team which advanced to the National AAU Semi-Finals where they played at University of Connecticut
  • Selected to All North Fulton Volleyball Team her junior and senior year
  • Set school record in discus with a throw of over 100’ in 1985
  • Placed 1st at Atlanta Speed Meet, Region 5AAA Meet and qualified for AAA State Track Meet in discus
  • Selected as the first female recipient of the Roswell All-Sports Booster Club Scholarship and to the AJC Top Ten Student Athletes Award for North Fulton
  • Senior year was selected Most Athletic and Outstanding Senior
  • Graduated from Christopher Newport University in Virginia in 1991

Lisa Parker Clock

  • 9 varsity letters in basketball, track, volleyball
  • 4 time MVP girls basketball 1977,1978, 1979 and 1980
  • All-Time Leading Scorer for RHS girls basketball with 1,867 career points
  • Single game scoring records vs. Swainsboro High School with 45 points in 1979 State AAA Tournament and 44 points vs. Marist in 1980
  • Member of Naismith/Atlanta Tip-Off Club All-American Team 1980
  • MVP in track 1980
  • Holds school record for high jump at 5’8”
  • Longest standing record for RHS girls track
  • National Junior Olympic Finalist for high jump
  • Scholarship to University of Georgia women’s basketball team and women’s track team

Mike Lingo

  • 4 year varsity letterman wrestling, had an overall Career Record of 51 wins vs. 5 losses
  • 4 of his 5 career losses came in either the Class AAA State or Area Championships
  • Reached State AAA Wrestling Finals 3 consecutive years
  • Three time Area Finalist with Area Championship 1981 and Runner-Up 1979 and 1980
  • Three time State Finalist winning Class AAA State Championship in 1979 and Class AAA State Runner-Up in 1980 and 1981
  • Was finalist in 5 career Invitational Tournaments accumulating 4 Championships and 1 Runner Up
  • Was wrestling team’s MVP in 1981
  • Led his teams to two Class AAA Top Ten finishes in 1979 and 1981

Miles Smith

  • 10 varsity letters for football, baseball, track, wrestling
  • Played QB/DB, centerfield and was a sprinter
  • AJC Class AAA All-State DB 1981 and 1982
  • Team Captain 1982
  • Team MVP Football 1981 and 1982
  • AJC Elite-11 in 1982
  • Football USA Today and Parade All-American 1982
  • Rushed for over 1,000 yards from QB position 1981
  • Led 1981 team to Region Championship Runner-Up
  • Selected for GA North vs. South All-Star Game 1983
  • Led baseball team with .441 batting avg. in 1983
  • Played football at University of Georgia 1984 -1987
  • Selected by the Georgia High School Football Daily as the Roswell Football’s All Time Player in school history

Michael West

  • 6 Varsity Letters in football and wrestling
  • started 30 Varsity games at Linebacker under Hall of Fame Defensive Coordinator Pete Poulos
  • Captain of the Football Team in 1984
  • Captain of the 1985 Wrestling Team finishing 3rd in the State AAA Wrestling Tournament
  • career wrestling record of 63 wins and 12 losses
  • twice selected as Team MVP in Wrestling
  • Fulton County Champion twice
  • two time AAA Area Champion and two time AAA State Placer his junior and senior season
  • was 1985 AAA State Wrestling Runner-up at 167lb. division his Senior year
  • finished 4th in the State his junior year in 1984
  • received football scholarship to Georgia Southern University where he played on 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP teams in 1986, 1989 and 1990 and 1 National Runner-up Team 1988 under Head Coach Erk Russell
  • started at LB on 1989 and 1990 National Championship teams
  • Currently holds Georgia Southern School Record for Most Tackles in a Single Season with 133 tackles in 1990
  • four year Georgia Southern Letterman 1987 thru 1990
  • former Head Coach at Metter High School
  • has coached Defense in three High School State Championship games with Fitzgerald, Tift County and Mitchell-Baker High School winning a Championship in 1992 with Mitchell-Baker
  • currently Defensive Coordinator for Tift County High School
  • regarded as one of the fiercest competitors in the history of Roswell Football and Wrestling

*Bridget Poupart Hammond

  • 7 varsity letters in basketball, track, volleyball, cross country
  • Four year starter as a guard for girls basketball
  • Top ten RHS career scoring leader
  • 4th leading single game scoring record with 26 points vs. North Springs and St. Pius 1984 and ’85
  • Twice selected All-North Fulton
  • Two time MVP Basketball in 1984 and 1985
  • Best Defensive Player 1985
  • Over 90 career starts
  • Perennial team leader in scoring, assists, minutes played and rebounding
  • Played at University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Member of 20 win Lady Spartan team that advanced to NCAA Div.III tournament
  • Upon college graduation played softball for the GA Amateur Women’s Softball Association Class-D State Champions in 1992, ’93 and 94
  • Bridget taught math and PE for 18 years in the Cobb County School System

*Alec Kessler

  • Played center/forward on varsity basketball team
  • Twice selected as All-Region 1984 and 1985
  • AJC Class AAA All-State Basketball 1985
  • Selected for GA North v. South All-Star basketball game 1985
  • Played at UGA
  • All- SEC 1990
  • SEC Player of the Year 1990
  • SEC Male Athlete of the Year 1990
  • UPI All-American 1990
  • 4X Academic All- SEC
  • Academic All-American of the Year 1989 and 1990
  • Finished as UGA’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,788 points
  • Third all-time leading rebounder with 893 rebounds
  • Selected by Houston Rockets 1st round 1990 NBA draft (12th overall pick)
  • Draft rights traded to Miami Heat from 1990 to 1994
  • Graduated magna cum laude from UGA 1990 in microbiology
  • Graduate of Emory University Medical School as Orthopedic Surgeon Class of 1999
  • Inducted into the University of Georgia Circle of Honor class of 2000.

Brian Benio

  • lettered in football and wrestling his junior and senior years after transferring to Roswell High from Ohio
  • started at LB both years
  • was leading tackler on 1985 Region 5AAA Championship team that finished 12 and 1 losing to Gainesville High in the State AAA Elite Eight round
  • led the Defense with 143 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions playing for Hall of Fame Defensive Coordinator Pete Poulos
  • selected Touchdown Club of Atlanta Defensive Player of the Year for 1985
  • selected to 1985 USA Today All-American Team
  • AJC Defensive Player of the Year
  • AJC AAA All-State 1st team
  • North Fulton Defensive Player of the Year
  • selected to play in Georgia v. Florida All Star Game
  • selected to play in Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North v. South All-Star game
  • had a career wrestling record of 25 wins and 18 losses in the Heavyweight division
  • was two time Area placer and AAA Area Champion his senior year
  • two time AAA State Qualifier and member of 1985 team that finished 3rd in the State and 1986 team that finished 7th in the State
  • received football scholarship to Ohio State University
  • awarded Iron Man Award three consecutive years in 1986, 1987 and 1988 for not missing a practice or game
  • Started three games at Linebacker before career ending spinal injury
  • awarded two Varsity “O” letters for Football and received a Medical Waiver after 1988 season
  • received his degree in 1990 from Ohio State University
  • regarded as one of the most punishing tacklers in Roswell football history; his style of play was once described by an opposing Head Coach as “Abusive.”

Damon Hartman

  • 7 varsity letters in soccer and football
  • Started varsity soccer as a freshman midfielder in 1984
  • Soccer team’s MVP for 3 consecutive years leading team to 1987 Class AAAA State Runner-up his senior year
  • Member of All-State Soccer Team for 3 consecutive years his sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • Selected to Regional U.S. National Soccer Team
  • Varsity football place kicker for 3 years
  • Selected All-Region Kicker 3 consecutive years
  • Kicked at that time what was school record 53 yard field goal senior year
  • Member of 5AAAA Region Championship Team 1985
  • Place kicker for N.C. State University 1988 -1991
  • Kicked two of longest field goals in N.C. State history 56 and 54 yards
  • 56 yarder kicked as time ran out to beat arch-rival North Carolina 1990
  • 2nd most career field goals made in N.C. State History with 48
  • Completed 97 of 101 career PAT attempts

*Lozzell Montgomery

  • 8 varsity letters in baseball and basketball
  • Starting shortstop for 4 years with school record 104 career games
  • Career Batting Average .412 with 22 home runs, 112 RBI’s and 54 stolen bases
  • Struck out only 26 times in 403 career plate appearances
  • Appeared in 24 games as a relief pitcher with career ERA 1.71 in 49 innings with 65 strikeouts
  • Best Offensive Player Award on 1986 Class AAA State Championship Team
  • Received Best Offensive Player Award 4 consecutive years
  • Selected North Fulton 1st Team All Star Shortstop 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Metro Atlanta All Star 1987, 1986
  • Metro Atlanta Player of the Week 5x
  • Athletic Coaches Assoc. North team All-Star 1987
  • American Baseball Coaches Association Southeast All-Star 1987
  • Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 15th Round of June 1987 Draft
  • Member of varsity basketball team and starting guard for 3 years
  • Attended DeKalb Junior College.

Tony Skole

  • 10 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball
  • Was a QB, point guard and catcher
  • Team Captain Football 1986
  • AJC AAAA All-State QB 1986
  • MVP football 1986
  • QB on 1985 Class AAA Region Championship team
  • MVP baseball 1987
  • Catcher on 1986 Class AAA State Championship baseball team
  • MVP basketball 1987
  • Only RHS player in history to be named MVP in 3 major sports his senior year
  • Selected GA Dugout Club All-Star 1987
  • Played football and baseball at The Citadel
  • Team Captain football 1990
  • Started 35 consecutive football games
  • Led Southern Conference in interceptions 1990
  • Twice named All-Southern Conference 3B
  • Played in 206 career baseball games
  • Slammed game clinching home run vs. University of Miami in 1990 College Regional propelling The Citadel to the College World Series
  • Entering 15th season as Head Baseball Coach at East Tennessee State University
  • Member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011
  • Entered as Head Baseball Coach of the Citadel in 2017

Jan Riddle

  • 12 varsity letters in five sports
  • Cross country, track, basketball, softball, and soccer
  • As a freshman broke school records in 800m,1600m and 5k
  • Won a total of eleven individual Fulton County and Region Champion titles in cross country and track events
  • Four time state qualifier in cross country and track
  • Awarded five RHS cross country and track MVP’s
  • AJC 2nd Team All-State Cross Country 1987
  • Atlanta Track Club All-State Track 1987
  • Upon graduation held school records 800m(2:24.4), 1600m(5:17.8), 3200m(11:52), 5k(18:36)
  • Three year starting point guard varsity basketball
  • In 1989 as a senior led team to 20-3 record and final season AAAA ranking of 8th in the state and Top Twenty USA Today ranking
  • Was region 6AAAA basketball 1st team selection
  • 1988 Best Defensive Award as an outfielder in softball
  • 1989 Best Offensive Award as a forward in soccer
  • Selected “Most Athletic” and “Outstanding Senior” in 1989
  • Played basketball at berry college and softball at Georgia State University
  • Received Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University

Jennifer Montgomery Lassiter

  • 6 varsity letters in basketball, softball, and track
  • Only the 2nd 1,000 career point scorer in school history
  • Currently 6th All- time leading scorer with career 1,050 points
  • Led basketball team in scoring and rebounding 3 consecutive years
  • Set school record for Field Goal percentage at 60%
  • 1st Team All North Fulton 3 consecutive years
  • Atlanta Tipoff Club Naismith Metro Atlanta All Star 1988, 1989
  • Played on Georgia Elite AAU team finished 6th nationally 1987
  • Her senior year 1989 North Georgia Tipoff Tournament MVP, Team MVP, Co-Captain, North Fulton Player of the Year, AJC Class AAAA All-State Team, National High School Athletic Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American
  • Member of track team
  • Set school record in shotput and finished 2nd in region in high jump 1988
  • Played 1st base for softball team 1988
  • Attended University of Florida on basketball scholarship

*posthumous