CLASS OF 2014
DANIELLE McCRAY ‘03
Danielle McCray was a very accomplished athlete in high school and college. She earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and track.
Danielle played varsity volleyball her junior and senior years. Her senior year the team had a great season. They won their first six matches, lost to Wayne and then won fourteen straight matches to advance to Sectional finals. Along the way, the Lady Lions won their first league title since 1984, finishing the season undefeated in league play. Danielle was named 1st Team All-County and League MVP. She was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team.
Danielle played varsity basketball for four years. During that time the team won four consecutive Wayne County Championship titles and Danielle was named MVP of the league three times. She was a 1st Team All-County selection all four years. The team’s overall record was 79-12. Danielle was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team three times, the All-Greater Rochester Super 15 two times, the Finger Lakes Fab Five 1st Team two times and the Class C All-State Team once. Danielle is the all-time Lady Lions leader for points in a single season with a total of 516 points. She is tied for first for points in a single game with 37 points against both Clyde-Savannah and North Rose-Wolcott. Danielle is second on the list for career points at 1813.
Danielle participated in varsity track for five years starting in 8th grade. The team was Wayne County Champions all five years with 39 straight wins. They won the NYS title in 2000. Danielle holds the school record for high jump at 5’6”. She was the Section V Class C high jump champion in 2001. Danielle participated in the NYS Tournament all five years. She was a member of the State Champion 4x100 relay team in 2000. Danielle was named Lyons Most Athletic Female her senior year.
Danielle continued her athletic career playing basketball at Genesee Community College. She tied the school record for defensive rebounds in a game at 14. She broke the GCC records for most blocked shots in a game (5 blocked shots, 3 times), most rebounds in a season (383) and most rebounds in a career (565). Danielle ranked 17th in the nation in field goal percentage (.550 in ’04-’05) and 7th in the nation in rebounds per game (12 in 2004-05). She was named to the GCC Tipoff Tournament and Cincinatti State Class All Tournament Teams. Danielle was named 1st Team All-Conference in 2004-2005 and 2nd Team All-District C Honors in 2004-05.
After graduating from Genesee Community College, Danielle played one year for Division I Marist College which was the 2006 regular season and tournament champion.
Danielle is the proud mother of a son, two year old A’Karri Makhi. She recently accepted a new position as Supervisor of the Special Services Team at Hillside Childrens Center where she has been employed for eight years helping at-risk youth. Danielle is currently finishing up her degree in Community and Human Services.