2015 Inductee Erica Caranfa, 2000
Erica Caranfa, a 2000 graduate of Bellevue High School, earned eight total varsity letters. Four in the sport of basketball, three in softball, and one in Track & Field. She was recognized as a scholar athlete, and was a member of the Alfred Ross Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Erica was named Second Team All-Northern Ohio League her sophomore year in softball and was also First Team All-District. As a senior in 2000, she was First Team All-NOL, First Team All-District, and Honorable Mention All-Ohio. She was team MVP and led the red and white in hits and batting average.
Erica definitely left her mark on the hardwood, earning four letters and leading here teams all four years during her career. She joined the distinguished 1,000 point club in basketball during her senior year.
She was Honorable Mention All-NOL as a sophomore along with Honorable Mention All-District. She was named team MVP that same season. She followed those accolades with First Team All-NOL and Second team All-District selections as a junior and was also named Honorable Mention All-Ohio. Again, she was named team MVP.
As a senior, Erica was again First Team All-NOL and Second Team All-District, and for the third straight season was named MVP for her squad. She finished her basketball career with 1,117 points, which ranked first at the time and still stands third today behind Carly Santoro and Leslie Raifsnider.
Erica played and lettered four years in basketball at Akron University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Today, Erica works and lives back in her hometown. She is the Sales Manager at Caranfa Ford in Bellevue.