Class of 2021
Several former student-athletes known for outstanding athletic success and incredible dedication to athletics in the Midlakes Schools community were recognized during the Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony held in front of family, friends and sports boosters.
Tyler Brooks-Lambert and Alessandra (Ali Hemminger) Masso were recognized during a banquet at Club 86 in Geneva.
Tyler Brooks-Lambert played three years of varsity football, five years of varsity wrestling, and four years of varsity lacrosse.
He was a Finger Lakes First-Team All-Star as a defensive back in 2008 and a quarterback in 2009. In addition to being selected as a Finger Lakes Top 25 football player, he was named Team MVP and won the Captain’s Award, the McCallister Award, and the Screaming Eagle Award.
In wrestling, he was named to the Finger Lakes First Team in four of five years. Tyler placed second in the sectionals in eighth and tenth grade and won the 152-pound Section V Class BBB championship as a junior. He finished his wrestling career with a 165-47 record and graduated with school records for most wins in a season (40), most wins in a career (165), and most pins (73).
In lacrosse, Tyler was selected to the Finger Lakes First Team three times and named to the All-Greater Rochester team three times. He finished his career with 179 goals, 99 assists, and 278 points, all school records, and was selected as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American and played in the USLA Rochester All-Star Game. He was selected as the Finger Lakes Player of the Year in 2010.
He also won the 2010 Christakis and Agnes Modinos Pappas Award as Midlakes most outstanding athlete. Tyler went on to play lacrosse at Alfred University and Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was named to the First Team All-Liberty and selected to the 2014 Liberty League All-Tournament team with the Tigers. His 292 career face-off wins are an RIT season record.
Alessandra (Ali Hemminger) Masso
Alessandra (Ali Hemminger) Masso is the most decorated cheerleader in program history.
She was a Section V Ronald McDonald All-Star, a Section V Eddie Meath All-Star, a Finger Lakes League Senior Individual Champion, a Bishop Kearney Cheer and Dance individual champion, the Fairport High Ultimate Cheer & Dance champion, the Empire Cheer Classic Tumbling Division champion, Section V Nancy Saxton Leadership Award winner, Winter Cheer Classic Grand Champion (with the highest score of all divisions 200 people), Section V Cheer Ontario Honda Scholarship winner, and won Midlakes’ Cheerleading Coaches Award, the Ray of Light of Award, and the Heart Award.
Also, she was selected as Midlakes most outstanding female athlete in 2010 and won the Ollie Cook Scholar-Athlete Award.
Ali joined the Syracuse University cheer team and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She also performed in two Bowl games and numerous Big East, ACC, and NCAA post-season basketball games. She played three years of varsity lacrosse for Midlakes.
Nominations for the Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame are due Nov. 1 and can be mailed to Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame, c/o John Lombardi, 1500 Route 488, Clifton Springs, NY, 14432. For more information, go to midlakes.org/halloffame or email firstname.lastname@example.org.