Two inducted to the Center Moriches High School Hall of Fame


Last month, on Sept. 16, in the Center Moriches High School lobby, the following alumni were inducted into the Hall of Fame:

Albert “LaLa” Roth,” Class of 1962 

Roth played soccer and basketball throughout his high school career. He also started as a varsity baseball pitcher in ninth grade and played throughout all four years. Professional teams for baseball scouted him in 1962-1970. He played for the local town teams and then went on to softball. In 1972, he coached Little League as the first one to pick a girl for his major league team. Historically, it was all boys who played for the major league. He coached until 1985 and then became an umpire for Little League. He also coached a CM MYO baseball team in 1994. He was the father of three, who all played sports and graduated from Center Moriches: Laura, Class of  ’84; Darlene, Class of ’85; and John, Class of ’95. He was known to support all varsity sports and he loved his high school.

Amber Davis, Class of 2011

Amber Davis has won two prestigious awards for girls basketball. She has been voted Miss Suffolk, an award presented by the Suffolk County Woman’s Basketball Coaches Association to the top female public school basketball player.

Davis was also selected Newsday First Team All Long Island. This award distinguishes her as one of the top five players on Long Island for public, Catholic, and private schools combined.
In Davis’s career at Center Moriches, she has scored 1,464 points and 1062 rebounds. She was a five-year starter and team’s leading scorer each year. Davis was a League 7 Rookie of the Year, four time All-League, two time All-County, second team All State, Miss Suffolk, first team All Long Island, and the recipient of the prestigious Basketball Coaches Association of New York Class B Player of the Year.

Additionally, the following Alumni of Distinction were also inducted: Vanessa Murdock, Class of 1995; Ken Johnson, Class of 1949; Andrew Letizia, Class of 1995. These are individuals who have had professional success or service after graduating. 


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