Lakers News · Lakeland Athletic Hall of Fame | 2019-2020 Inductees


Information provided does not show all accolades and/or accomplishments. Complete information will be announced during each individuals recognition at the Hall of Fame Ceremony. 

Hall of Fame Ceremony – January 31, 2020

Kelly Dillon

  • Holds 200m Dash Record – 25.26
  • Holds 400m Dash Record – 56.26
  • 4 x NECC All-Conference Recipient (T)
  • 2 x NECC All- Conference Recipient (BB)
  • 1998 NECC Tournament Championship
  • 2 x IHSAA Sectional Champion (400m)
  • IHSAA Sectional Champion (100m, 200m, Long Jump)
  • 3 x IHSAA State Qualifier
  • IHSAA State Runner-Up (1999-200m)
  • IHSAA State Champion (1999-400m)
  • Track Scholarship to Indiana University

    Kelly Dillon – Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Efthimiou

  • Head Boys Track Coach (1980-1998)
  • Varsity Football Coach
  • Overall Dual Meet Record (174-23)
  • Numerous Invitational Championships
  • 11 x NECC Conference Championships
  • 11 x NECC Meet Championships
  • 2 x IHSAA Sectional Championships
  • Produced countless IHSAA Regional & State Qualifiers
  • Played an impactful role in many student-athlete’s lives.

    Nick Efthimiou – Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dino Efthimiou

  • Indiana North All-Star Selection (FB)
  • Holds record for most receiving yards in a single game (237yds)
  • Holds Pole Vault Record – 15ft.
  • Holds 100m Dash Record – 10.80
  • Holds Long Jump Record – 22’ 7.5”
  • Holds 4x100m Relay Record – 43.20
  • IHSAA State Meet Qualifier – Long Jump, Pole Vault, & 4x100m Relay.
  • Track Scholarship to Indiana University
  • NCAA All-American (Pole Vault)
  • Big Ten Conference Champion (Pole Vault)

    Dino Efthimiou – Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amie Burger

  • 1992 NECC Conference Champions (XC)
  • 1993 IHSAA Semi-State Qualifier
  • Career Record for Steals – 312
  • Record for Most Steals in a season – 107
  • 6th All-Time in scoring.
  • 3 x NECC All-Conference Recipient (BB)
  • 2 x NECC Tournament Championship (BB)
  • NECC Regular Season Championship (BB)
  • IHSAA Sectional Championship (1994-BB)
  • 3 x NECC Team Championship (T)
  • IHSAA Sectional Championship (1995-T)
  • NECC Tournament Championship (1992-SB)
  • Numerous Collegiate Accolades

    Amie Burger – Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Burger

  • 2nd All-Time Career Assts. – 245
  • 2nd All-Time Career Steals – 280
  • 3 x NECC All-Conference Recipient (VB)
  • 1994 NECC Championship (VB)
  • 2 x IHSAA Sectional Championships (VB)
  • 3 x NECC All-Conference Recipient (BB)
  • 2 x NECC Tournament Championship (BB)
  • NECC Regular Season Championship (BB)
  • IHSAA Sectional Championship (1994-BB)
  • IHSAA Regional Qualifier – 300m hurdles
  • 1992 NECC Team Championship (T)
  • 1992 IHSAA Sectional Championship (T)
  • Numerous Collegiate Accolades (VB & BB)

    Melanie Burger – Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Cook

  • 3 x NECC All-Conference Recipient (Base)
  • KPC News Sun All-Area Team (1990)
  • KPC News Sun Prep of the Year (Base-1991)
  • 3 x IHSAA Sectional Championships (Base)
  • Career Record of 19-13 (Pitcher)
  • Career ERA of 1.92
  • Career Record of 330 Strikeouts
  • Had 20 Strikeouts in 7 Innings vs. Hamilton
  • Baseball Scholarship to Purdue University.

    Jeremy Cook – Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Smith

  • Jay is the lifeline of what Lakeland Athletics is to this day. He has, and continues to make a positive impact on the school, athletic department, and the community of LaGrange
  • Teacher for 37 Years
  • One of the original 4 Teachers at Lakeland
  • First Varsity Head Football Coach at Lakeland (1964)
  • Created the Interlocking L’s logo for the school and athletic department
  • Head & Asst. Baseball Coach
  • 56 Years as the Lakeland Boys’ Basketball Book Keeper
  • 45 Years as an event worker for the Lakeland Track & Field Inv.
  • 35+ Years as a Ticket Taker for home Football games
  • Served on the Lakeland School Corporation Board of Trustees
  • Exemplifies the meaning of being a True Laker
Jay Smith – Contributor
Jay Smith – Contributor