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Locals among star-studded field of Hall of Fame inductees

 
Jeremy Lin drew international attention when "Linsanity" was introduced while he played for the New York Knicks. Photo by Don Feria.

Palo Alto grad and current Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is one of nine athletes who will be officially inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on March 29 at the Westin Hotel in Millbrae.

Menlo School girls and boys tennis coach Bill Shine and Sacred Heart Prep grad and Olympic gold medalist KK Clark are also among this prestigious group of athletes with local ties.

They will be joined by Woodside High and College of San Mateo grad Julian Edelman, former CSM and Woodside football coach Larry Owens, Sequoia grad Jack Daniels, a two-time Olympic medalist, Former Jefferson High track star Isaac Carson, San Mateo High track and field and basketball star Julie Middleton and CSM alum Archie Williams, the 1936 Olympic gold medalist in the 400.

In its 28th year, the Hall of Fame is located at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City and includes more than 250 inductees.

Lin led Palo Alto, coached by Peter Diepenbrook, to the 2006 state high school basketball title and then became a three-time Ivy League pick while at Harvard. Originally signed by the Golden State Warriors, Lin has played for several NBA teams. He became world-famous with the New York Knicks, when the term "Linsanity" was born.

Shine has coached both the boys and girls tennis teams to unprecedented success, has a current combined win-loss record of 988-147, and both his teams currently hold the on-going state records for consecutive victories in league competition.

Shine has coached the teams to a combined 23 Central Coast Section titles and 18 CIF-NorCal championships. The Menlo girls wrapped up their 22nd straight league title and the boys enter their season with 21.

"It's a great honor, especially with the fellow inductees going in, and the ones that are in the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame," Shine said. "I have been really lucky to be teaching and coaching. I have a lot of kids and teams that are good and make me look good. Most importantly, it's a credit to them, and to the school for being so supportive of the student-athletes and teachers."

A three-time All-American water polo player at UCLA, Clark was raised in a water polo family. She joined the national team right after the 2012 London Olympics and became an integral member of the Olympic team.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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