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- January 12, 2024
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Stephen Maciejewsji has earned his way into the Hall by virtue of his consistency and athletic abilities covering three sports – football, basketball, and baseball. Steve was a three-sport star at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional from 1981-1984. He was a four-year letter winner in football for coaches Ron Grzyboski and Bob Chesney. Although his first three years under Coach Ron were nit significant, they definitely set the groundwork for what happened in 1983. Stephen would be one of the co-captains on Chesney’s first team in 1983 that would go 9-1, with their only loss coming to Marian Catholic by a 9-6 score. For his efforts “Mash” was given honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press.
Playing for coach John McKay, Maciejewski was again a four-year letter winner for the Raider basketball team. As a senior, Stephen was named the M.V.P. at the annual K of C Tournament and would average 8 points per game along with 10 rebounds per game. That year saw the Raiders go 21 and 3 in the regular season, posting a 13 game win streak along the way, before losing to Tamaqua in the League Championship by a 63-48 score. They would go on to defeat Athens 62-49 to again claim the District IV Championship. OLOL would eventually lose in the Eastern Final to Delone Catholic and conclude the campaign with a fine 27-5 record. The Raiders would win 82 games during the 4 years Mash was with the team (82-37).
Mash also played baseball while at Lourdes for Coach Tom Ryan during his first three years and Frank Marcinek as a senior. He would earn the coveted “Bat” Award for having the highest batting average in both his junior and senior seasons.
Steve then pursued his education at Bloomsburg University, where he played for the Huskies under coach Jim Landis, until a severe ankle injury shortened an otherwise promising career. He would graduate in 1988 with a B.S. degree in Elementary/Mathematics. He first took a position at Glen Mills school in Concordville, a private court-adjudicated school for troubled boys. It was then that he moved to Red Lion, Pennsylvania, accepting a teaching position for the South Eastern School District. During his time there, Steve has been actively involved in his school’s sports programs. He served as an assistant football coach for South Eastern in the 90’s and caoched JV girls basketball for 11 years. Currently, Steve is a youth league official for basketball and is the York Youth coordinator for Red Lion Youth Basketball Association and a PIAA basketball official. He has been active with the Red Lion Area High School Boy’s Basketball Booster Club and gives his time as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Joseph’s church in Dallastown, Pa.
Maciejewski is married to Donna DeWitt, formerly of Towanda. Together, they have three children, Todd, Erica, and Amy.