Millbrook to induct new Hall of Fame class
Posted October 17, 2013
Millbrook High School will induct its second Hall of Fame class on Friday night.
Members of the class include Andrew Sapp, Bucky Brooks, Larry Harrington, Michelle Massey, Kenny Garrett, Casey Prince, Andy Schmidt, Whitey Wade, Danny Wilkins, the Lortz family, the 1989 girls soccer team, the 1994 boys soccer team, and the Horwitz family.
Andrew Sapp (1989): Sapp was a state champion golfer and a four-year letter winner. He played golf at UNC-Chapel Hill where he finished 2nd and 3rd in the NCAA championships during his tenure. Sapp has coached at multiple universities, and Andrew is now the head men’s golf coach at UNC.
Bucky Brooks (1989): Brooks set school records and earned Cap 8 Player of the Year and Wake County 4-A Player of the Year honors as a senior. Brooks attended UNC where he earned five letters (four in football; one in track and field). He went on to play five seasons as a wide receiver/defensive back/kick returner in the NFL before retiring in 1999.
Larry Harrington (1989): Harrington was a two-time state champion in the 110 meter hurdles and state champion in the 300 meter hurdles. He was a professional track and field star participating in multiple Olympic trials and ranked as high as #6 in the US.
Michelle Massey (2002): Michelle was a multi-sport athlete (basketball and soccer) during her time at Millbrook and earned all-state honors in soccer. She played Division-I soccer in the ACC for NC State. Michelle was a four-year starter and earned the Kay Yow Award her senior year at State.
Kenny Garrett (1960): Garrett played football, basketball, and baseball on some of the most storied and successful Millbrook teams. He also found time to run track for three seasons. Garrett played college football at Guilford College and Frederick College (football and track).
Casey Prince (1997): A state champion goal keeper whose career success is scattered about the record books of the Millbrook soccer team. Prince was a four-year starter and has the most wins of any starting goal keeper in the history of Millbrook (67). Prince earned All-South United States honors in 1996. He played college soccer at Barton College and played professionally for the Charlotte Eagles. He currently is the founder and head coach of the Ubuntu soccer academy in Cape Town, South Africa.
Andy Schmidt (1988): Schmidt played football and ran track at Millbrook before being paralyzed in a diving accident. Despite his accident, Schmidt thrived in the classroom, and while in graduate school in Illinois, he became actively involved in wheelchair athletics, namely wheelchair rugby. He still plays today and is a member of the faculty at NC State University.
Whitey Wade (1957): Wade was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball) including lettering all four years in all three sports. Wade was named Millbrook’s most outstanding athlete his senior year at Millbrook. He attended UNC where he played baseball and later joined the Marine Corps Reserves.
Danny Wilkins (1972): Danny Wilkins graduated from Millbrook and returned as a social studies teacher and soccer coach from 1982-2008. During his time at Millbrook he helped start the women’s soccer program in 1983, and won a state title with the girls in 1989. His boy's soccer team won the state championship in 1994. Wilkins was named the Adidas Division Coach of the Year for the South Region of the USA in 2002.
Lortz family: A true Millbrook family with three Millbrook graduates (Kit, Jeff, and Eric) that were all athletes, and their parents that were loyal servants to the school. Service included Mrs. Chris Lortz’s five years as the PTSA President and Mr. George Lortz serving on the school board for 4 years.
1989 Girl's Soccer Team: Undefeated team that won the state championship in 1989 over Grimsley High School 3-2 in double OT.
1994 Boy's Soccer Team: State championship winners in 1994 defeating Page High School 2-1.
Horwitz Family: All four Horwitz children (Michael, Andrea, Ricky, and Evan) played soccer for Millbrook from 1982-1993. Mom and Dad (Burton and Michelle) were long time active members of the sports boosters and the support staff at Millbrook. Michelle helped in the front office and Burton finished his Millbrook days as the voice of the Wildcats and the soccer matches in 2007.