Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 announced; induction ceremony set for Oct. 1

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District will welcome a new class to itsThis is an image of the F-M athletics logo - a hornet holding the letters F and M. Athletic Hall of Fame, whose members exemplify the district’s commitment to academics, community and athletic excellence.

The F-M Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 inductees will include:

  • Colleen Ackerman, athlete
  • Mike Merrill, athlete
  • Ron Fuller, coach
  • Deb Petzold, coach
  • 1988 boys lacrosse team
  • 1997 boys cross country team
  • 2004 and 2005 girls lacrosse teams
  • Dale Drypolcher and Steve Miller, community contributors 

Hall of Fame events begin Sept. 30 with introductions of the class at half-time of the 7 p.m. varsity home football game, which will take place on the district’s turf field. 

The induction ceremony will be held 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the auditorium of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. Enter the building at the F-M High School House 1 entrance. The event is open to the public.

Hall of Fame Criteria

Hall of Fame inductees must meet one of the following criteria:


Attended Fayetteville-Manlius School District and participated in interscholastic athletics; must have graduated 10 years ago by June of the current year.


Coached a Fayetteville-Manlius School District team or teams and has been retired for at least five years as of June of this year.


Fayetteville-Manlius varsity athletic team whose accomplishments have raised the bar and left a legacy on high school athletics at Fayetteville-Manlius and Section III Athletics; team accomplishments must have been at least 10 years ago as of June of this year.


Made significant contributions to the student-athletes and the interscholastic athletic department of Fayetteville-Manlius School District; contributions must have been at least five years ago as of June of this year.

To recommend an individual or group for a future Hall of Fame class, contact the F-M athletics department at 315-692-1919 to obtain a nominating application.