Meet the 2015 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame class

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will induct its newest class on Saturday night. Headlining the list, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Angela Hucles, who is from Virginia Beach and was an international soccer star.

“This whole journey has been incredible,” said Hucles. “Having progressed to the highest level with the U.S. Women’s National Team to represent my country is one of my favorite in terms of greatest accomplishments that I hold.”

Joining Hucles, 16-year NBA veteran Ben Wallace. A four-time defensive player of the year, Wallace won an NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

“I didn’t imagine this day,” Wallace said. “I worked hard to try and be the best player I can be, best person I could be, and in order to get an accomplishment like this takes other people to recognize the work that you put in, or the type of person you are, and I just appreciate those people that recognize me and voted me in.”

Wallace said he stopped watching basketball three years ago, but he’s still close to the game, he runs a gym in Richmond for at-risk youth.

Other inductees:

-Johnny Grubb, a Richmond native that won a World Series while playing for the Detroit Tigers in 1984.
-Paul Hatcher, a basketball coach at Lee High School in Staunton for 43 years.-Cherie Greer Brown, Former Virginia lacrosse player.
-Fletcher Arritt, Fork Union’s basketball coach for 46 years.
-Mike Stevens, former Sports Director at WDBJ.

 

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