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CPOA Hall of Fame Listing

Several Northeast Ohio Athletes have been named to the World Wide CPOA Hall of Fame, Including:


Josh Haldi (Northern Illinois University) was a former CPOA client from Madison High School, in Lake County, Ohio.  Josh went on to be a three year starting Quarterback at NIU, and led the Huskies to a Top 25 D-I National Ranking.  During the Top 25 Season, Josh led NIU to three consecutive victories over Maryland, Alabama and Iowa State.  During Josh's tenure, NIU also played in front of a sell out on ESPN College Gameday at Bowling Green (BGSU was also ranked Top 25 at the time) and remains the ONLY Visit by the College Gameday Crew to a Mid American Conference Site.  Josh also led NIU to a win in the Silicon Valley Bowl in California.  He had a brief stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, and now resides in Chicago.


Matthew Hatchette (Langston University, Oklahoma)---(Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Amsterdam, NFL Europe) was also a former CPOA Client from Jefferson High School, in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Matt originally went to Mercyhurst College in PA, before transfering to NAIA Langston University in Oklahoma.  Matt went on to play six years in the NFL.  Currently, Matthew lives in Los Angeles, and owns his own Production Company (Hatchet Films) and has starred in, and produced movies, most recently "The Take" starring John Leguizamo and Rosey Perez.



Luke Ullman (College of Wooster) and from Kenston High School in Geauga County, Ohio was a former CPOA Client who as a senior was named NCAA D-III National Player of the Year in 2005.  Luke originally went to D-I Coastal Carolina where he was the starting shortstop as a freshman.


CPOA Hall of Fame

Some of our most decorated clients include:

  • Ricky Williams - U. of Texas - 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • Barry Zito - University of Southern California - San Francisco Giants Pitcher, 2002 Cy Young Award Winner
  • Mark Prior - University of Southern California - San Diego Padres Pitcher, Former National College Player of the Year
  • Karen Stupples - Florida State University - Winner of 2004 Women's British Open, Member CPOA Board of Advisors
  • Bryant Westbrook - U. of Texas - 1st Round Draft Choice of Detroit Lions in 1997
  • Erin McLeod - S. Methodist Univ. - Member of Team Canada -  2008 Summer Olympics, 2X Women's World Cup Soccer Championships
  • Whitney Bull - Wilkes University - 2003 Jostens Award Winner, Top Female Student-Athlete in NCAA Division III Women's Basketball
  • Sean Casey - U. of Richmond - Boston Red Sox 1B, 3X National League All-Star, former Cleveland Indian
  • Melanie Scheetz - Walsh Univ. Three-Time NAIA All-American School's All-Time Leading Scorer Women's Basketball
  • Luke Donald - Northwestern University - 1999 NCAA Men's Golf Individual National Champion, 2X Member of European Ryder Cup Team, Member of CPOA Board of Advisors 
  • Jack Brewer - U. of Minnesota - Def. Back and Special Teams standout in the NFL
  • Matthew Hatchette - Langston Univ. (Jefferson HS)Longtime Wide Receiver in the NFL
  • Jay Payton - Georgia Tech - Colorado Rockies Outfielder
  • Josh Jackson - Ohio State - Top 10 in All-Time scoring, Ohio State Football, College Prospects of America Area Director, Columbus, Ohio
  • Brooke Wyckoff - Florida State Univ. - 2nd Round Draft Choice of WNBA's Orlando Miracle
  • B. J. Sander - Ohio State University - "Ray Guy Award" Winner in 2003 as nation's top collegiate punter
  • Joe Valvoda - Edinboro University -(Kenston HS)  NCAA Division II Football All-American in 2003
  • Jennifer Tollette - Rollins College - Women's Golf Division II National Runner-up '96
  • A. J. Hinch - Stanford - '96 Olympic Baseball Team, Major League experience
  • Matt Haefner - U. of Pennsylvania - '02 Ivy League Soccer Player of the Year, Multiple All-America Honors, MLS Draft Choice
  • Ahmed Plummer - Ohio State - 1st Round Draft Choice of San Francisco 49ers in 2000. Academic All-American
  • Luke Ullman-College of Wooster (Kenston HS) 2005 NCAA D-III National Baseball Player of the Year
  • James McLean-Univeristy of Minnesota-1998 NCAA D-I Mens Golf National Champion
  • Deborah Smith - Champlain College - National Jr. College Women's Soccer All-American
  • Kathy Back - St. Thomas Aquinas - Winner of "Bill Bradley All- America" Award
  • Paul Heaton - Odessa College - National Jr. College Men's Golf 1st Team All-American
  • Richard and William Barker - Rice U. - 2002 NCAA Division I Tennis: National Doubles Champions, both 2X All-Americans
  • Paul Robinson - Texas Christian U. - All-American Men's Singles Tennis Player
  • Steve McKenna - Merrimack College - Former National Hockey League Player
  • Kevin Orie - St. Vincent College - Major League Baseball player For Chicago Cubs, L.A. Dodgers, and Florida Marlins
  • Micah Bowie - U. of Mississippi - Major League pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics
  • Phil Cooper - Wichita State U. - All-American Men's Singles Tennis Player
  • Jonathan Wild - Oklahoma State U. - All-American in Track and Cross Country
  • Becky Morgan - UNC - Greensboro - LPGA Tour Pro
  • Richard Evans - Abraham Baldwin Ag. College - NJCAA National Championship Men's Singles (Tennis)
  • Josh Leonardi - Ohio Christian University- (Willo Hill/Cornerstone Christian) 2X NCCAA Basketball All-American
  • Angie Rizzo - University of Oregon - Two-time Academic All-American in Women's Golf, 10 Top Ten finishes in college tourna ments
  • Greg Bowler - Nebraska - 2002 NCAA Division I Track and Field All-American , 6th individually in men's 1500m
  • Eleanor Pilgrim - Northern Arizona Univ. - Qualified for Women's European Pro Golf Tour
  • Alex Smith - Rollins College - NCAA Division II All-American Golfer for the 2002 NCAA National Champions
  • Claire Carter - University of Washington - Tennis All-American
  • Travis Walby - Southern Connecticut State U. - NCAA Division 2 All-American Diver             
  • Colette Murray - Jacksonville State Univ. - 4-year letterwinner now head golf coach at Univ. of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Chane Cline - University of Akron - Nat'l Powerlifting Champion
  • Matt Ginter - Mississippi State University - Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets and Chicago White Sox
  • John VenBenschoten - Kent State University - Consensus Div. I Baseball All-American, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher
  • Chris Mulvaney - Arkansas - 4X NCAA Division I Track and Field All-American , 2004 National Champion - men's outdoor 1500
  • Julia Wilkinson - Texas A & M - Canada National Swim Team, competed at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Ben Case - Pfeiffer University - NCAA Division II 2nd Team All-American Golfer and 1st Team Academic All-American
  • Robert Dinwiddie - Tennessee State University -  Represented Great Britain & Ireland in golf's Walker Cup in 2005, member of European PGA Tour
  • Kendra Meyer - Capital University - 2X Kodak D-3 Basketbal l All-American
  • Justin Masterson - San Diego State U. -Cleveland Indians Pitcher
  • Jonathan Hufford - Wofford University - Football, Int'l Presidential Scholar
  • Josh Haldi - Northern Illinois  (Madison HS) Academic All-Conference.  3-year record at QB of 25-8. Silicon Valley Bowl Champions, 2005 NCAA D-I Top 25.
  • Tonia Brennen - Walsh University - (Madison HS) NAIA All-American Volleyball Scholar-Athlete
  • Dominic Randolph - Holy Cross - Two-time Walter Payton Award nominee, active Football Championship Subdivision passing leader (yards per game)
  • Claire Ramsdale - Carson-Newman College - N CA A Division II All-American soccer player as a freshman
  • Ankur Poseria - University of Southern California - USC 100 Fly record holder, competed for India at 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Adam Collins - Indian Hills C.C. - Men's Golf NJCAA Division II National Champion in 2003
  • Wendy Hammen - Briar Cliff University - Women's Basketball NAIA All-American
  • Kari Krouse - U. Tennessee-Chattanooga - American VB Coaches Association All-South Region, 4X All-Southern Conference
  • Martin Laird - Colorado St. University - Golf, 2X All-American, PGA Tour Pro and two time winner on PGA Tour



CPOA Board of Advisors LUKE DONALD at 2011 Masters (above left) and Martin Laird with Arnold Palmer (above right) after winning PGA Event at Bay Hill in March 2011


CPOA Northeast Ohio Hall of Fame

"Athletes Collegiate Career Must be Complete for Consideration to Hall of Fame"

Josh Haldi-(Madison HS) Northern Illinois University-- MAC Starting Football QB and 2004 Silicon Valley Bowl Champions

Joe Valvoda (Kenston HS) Edinboro University-- 2003 NCAA D-II Football All American

Rick Trefzger (Lake Catholic) Purdue University-- Big 10   Starting Football QB in mid 1990's

Luke Ullman (Kenston) College of Wooster--NCAA D-III   2005 National Baseball Player of the Year

Matt Hatchette (Jefferson) Langston University Oklahoma-- 7th round draft choice of Minnesota Vikings and currently with Jacksonville Jaguars

Trenton Hillier (Kenston HS) Georgetown University-- Four Year Big East Mens Basketball Point Guard

Josh Leonardi (Willo-Hill/Cornerstone Christian)-- Circleville Bible College NCCAA Basketball 1st Team All-American

Shaun Spisak (Nordonia) Mount Union College D-III Football All-American

Tonia Brennen (Madison) Walsh University NAIA Academic All-American

Tim Courtad (Aurora) Ohio University NCAA D-I All American Wrestler

Tom Courtad (Aurora) Case Western Reserve GTE Academic All American Linebacker


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