Melissa (Kemp) Volpe
Graduate of 1991
Melissa (Kemp) Volpe was a talented three sport athlete for Lyons Central School from 1987-1991. Melissa earned 13 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and softball.
In volleyball, Melissa was a 2nd team All-Star as a freshman and 1st team All-Star as a sophomore, junior and senior. In 1990 she set a record for most consecutive serves against Marion. In basketball Melissa was also named a 2nd team All-Star as a freshman and a 1st team All-Star as a sophomore, junior and senior. She was also named to the All Greater Rochester Team her senior year. Melissa ended her career as the all time assist leader.
Melissa started on varsity for 5 years in softball. She was a 2nd team Wayne County All-Star as an 8th grader and freshman. She was a 1st team All-Star shortstop her sophomore, junior and senior years. Melissa was named MVP in the 1989 playoffs, batting .667 and scoring the winning run in the 8th inning of the Championship game completing Lyons’ 21-0 season.
Melissa went to Keuka College on a volleyball scholarship and played one year before transferring to SUNY Brockport. Melissa is currently a Center Director of a federally funded program that is part of the Department of Labor, Job Corps. She assists disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24, in obtaining their GED/HSD and in acquiring career skills. She finds her job very rewarding.
Melissa lives in Fairport and is married to J.J. Volpe. She has two children, a daughter, Jadyn and a son, Myles.