CLASS OF 1999
RYAN CONOR McFAUL
Ryan was a three year varsity starter in baseball. His baseball career started early, as a 14 year old, Ryan pitched a perfect game in Newark’s PAL league and helped his team to win 3 league championships.
During his high school career, Ryan had over 300 strikeouts with 18 strikeouts in one game and numerous no-hitters. His career record was 16 wins and 3 loses with an ERA of 1.73. Offensively, he batted .463 with 79 RBI’s. He had three home runs in one game with one being a grand slam. Ryan helped his team win three Wayne County League championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Ryan received many awards: Slugger of the Year in 1997, Offensive Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in 1998 and Most Valuable Baseball Player in 1999. He was selected to the Wayne County Baseball All-Star team all three years. He also was selected as a pitcher for the New York state Empire State Games in 1998. Ryan was offered a Division I Baseball Scholarship to Niagara University.
Ryan was also a three year varsity starter in basketball. As a sophomore, the team was Wayne County Champions, Section V Class C Champions and a Class C State Finalist. Ryan was named to the All-Tournament Team for Section V and was given the LHS Boys Sportsmanship Award.
Ryan was selected for the Wayne County All-Star Basketball Team in 1997, 1998 and 1999, the Finger Lakes Times Fab Five Team in 1998 and 1999 and the Ronald McDonald All-Star Team in 1999. He finished with 1293 career points, scoring a game high of 43 points in three quarters of a single game. He was named WACK Radio Player of the Game six times. In his senior year, he was named LHS Most Valuable Player in Basketball. At the end of his career he was named Athlete of the Year and awarded the first Chuck Austin Scholarship and Charles Henry Muir Scholarship.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Ryan was a member of the Lyons school band and marching band. Although her briefly attended SUNY Oswego after high school, he predominantly focused his time and energy on his music while working full time for Hillside Children’s Center in Romulus, NY. Although educated in school as a percussionist, Ryan taught himself to play the guitar and went on to play with a local successful band, “Cry to the Blind”. One of Ryan’s band highlights was having the opportunity to play with one of his childhood favorite band, “Seven-dust”. “Cry to the Blind” has written, recorded and released three albums of which one song, “Wrecking Ball” garnered over 600,000 U-tube views and was played nationwide as well as locally on radio. Ryan still continues to work at Hillside Children’s Center as a Teacher’s Assistant and recently performed with his band at Crusin’ Night and Block Party in Geneva.