Hogs welcome trio of alumni into Hall of Fame

The Humboldt Lacrosse Foundation proudly welcomes the three newest members to its Hall of Fame: Sam Barton, Kerry Sheedy, and Doug Paige.


Sam Barton was a two-time All-WCLL attack who led the Hogs to the playoffs in two of his three years coaching Humboldt. He also had the pleasure of being coached by foundation president Judge Taylor as a high schooler at Tamalpais.

Kerry Sheedy, AKA “Gumby,” played defense for the Hogs back in the early ’80s on some of the first lacrosse teams at Humboldt State. More than 30 years later, his son Dillon was inducted into the Hogs HOF for his outstanding play in goal. And now, Kerry joins Dillon in the Hall.

Doug Paige, a two-time All-WCLL attack from the late 1990s and early 2000s, now lives in Vermont and works as a chiropractor. During his speech, he thanked everyone in attendance and also those who could not make the event, like his teammate and co-captain Will Yavorsky, who succumbed to cancer in 2010.
“Will was a great guy, and you would have all loved him,” Paige said. “I would gladly trade my place up here to share it with Will. He was a great teammate but a better friend and person.”

Congrats to our newest HOF members!