Graduate of 1984
Colleen Tuffy was a standout athlete in five sports during her high school playing days for the Lady Lions. She ended up accruing 13 varsity letters before graduating in 1984. She made an impact in all sports that she participated and was an endearing teammate to those she played with.
She made second team all-league her junior and senior year of soccer and was voted the team MVP. As a member of the volleyball team, Colleen made first team all-league her junior and senior year and was twice voted to the Section V All-Tournament team. She was also named team MVP.
During her four varsity years on the hardwood, Colleen was recognized as all-league each year, culminating with a first team selection her senior year. She was named to the Section V All-Tournament team her sophomore and junior year. Again, Colleen was named team MVP at the conclusion of her senior year.
After participating in track for two successful seasons including a fourth place finish in the discus at sectionals, she was a member of the first varsity softball team at Lyons. She made first team all-league and was voted the team MVP. She was named the Most Outstanding Senior Athlete in the spring of 1984.
Colleen went onto Cayuga Community College and played two more years of both volleyball and basketball. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and from SUNY Cortland with a Master’s Degree in Recreation.
She is currently the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Community Partnership Program for St. Josephs Villa of Rochester. She has been employed there for 17 years. Colleen resides in Walworth with her partner, Jane Wolford and their two children, Ethan and Adia.