Biography — Democko Joe

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Joe Democko

Joe Democko
Lacrosse
Geneva High School Class of 1983

Joe lettered in lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball; however, Joe was unstoppable on the lacrosse field.  In his junior season he earned 2nd team All-League honors.  Upon returning for his senior year he picked up where he left off, earning 1st team All-League honors and was named to the All-Greater Rochester Team.  His league leading statistics also earned him All-American honors.  His dedication might best be exemplified by his 3 goal, 1 assist performance in the season opener against Fairport.  Joe scored the tying goal late in the 4th quarter and finished the job with his third goal of the game late in the 5th overtime to propel Geneva to victory. 

After graduation, Joe played a season at Division I Washington and Lee before returning to Geneva to play for the Hobart Statesmen where he was a member of two national championship teams in ’86 and ‘87.  In 1986, Joe netted 2 goals and 2 assists on route to a 29-2 win over Geneseo.  However, the highlight of the year for Joe was his shot that proved to be the game winner against Loyola in a 14-13 battle. 

The shots kept coming for Joe long after graduation.  In 2002 Joe shot a state record Rocky Mountain Elk in New Mexico.  At the time it was the second largest bow kill in the world.  Joe also excelled academically.  He was a member of the National Honor Society and was Student Council President.  He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1992 with Presidents List Honors.  In 2000, Joe was voted the Doctor of the Year by the North Carolina Chiropractic Assistants Association.

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