Muncy puts 3 into its athletic Hall

The Muncy High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced this weekend that it has come to a unanimous decision in the election of its three newest members for the Class of 2014. The new inductees include: Christina Steinbacher-Reed, Class of 1993; Amy Kile-McPhail, Class of 2002; and Nate Messner, Class of 2004.

All three members are slated for induction on September 12th, at halftime of the Indian’s home football game against Cowanesque Valley.

Christina Steinbacher-Reed, who was the 1993 female athlete of the year at Muncy, was a staple of both the school’s girls basketball and field hockey teams during her high school career. She lettered four times for the field hockey team, and helped lead the team to what was at the time it’s highest winning total (5 games). As a star on the basketball team, Steinbacher-Reed helped her team win the 1993 District 4 Class AA Championship, when she hit back-to-back foul shots with time expired to send her team to overtime. After high school Christina played a year of field hockey at Lebanon Valley College, where she lettered. She now coaches basketball in the John Bower basketball league.

Amy Kile-McPhail, known as one of the best all-around female athletes in Muncy history, excelled in basketball, softball and soccer. A thousand-point scorer for the Indian’s basketball team, Kile-McPhail averaged 17.5 points per game in her senior year. In her junior season, she helped the team win it’s second District 4 title in Class A. On the softball team, she lettered four years and held school records for most wins in a season and career, while helping the team reach the District 4 playoffs in four consecutive seasons. She was also a three-year letterman on the soccer squad. After high school, Kile-McPhail played three seasons on the Lycoming College women’s basketball team. She also served as an assistant coach for the Muncy basketball and softball teams, and the Penn College women’s team.

Nate Messner is one of the most celebrated athletes in Muncy High School history. As a star on the baseball, football and basketball teams, Messner was selected as the 2004 Muncy male athlete of the year, and was selected as a Sun-Gazette baseball player of the decade. Messner was selected as a first team tight end on the PIAA all-state football team in 2003. As a four-year letterman on the baseball team, Messner helped lead the team to back-to-back District 4 championships (2003 and 2004), and took the team to the state championship in 2004. After school, Messner was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 18th round of the 2004 MLB amateur draft. His professional career lasted for five years.