Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1982 to honor those alumni who achieved excellence and distinguished themselves in Fairfield's athletic programs. Each year inductees are selected through a nomination process by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and honored at a spring induction ceremony.

Special Team Recognition Awards

The Alumni Association gave special recognition to various teams and clubs that achieved a milestone in a particular season.

Year of Recognition Name Season Year
1993 Men's Cross Country Team - Fairfield's First Intercollegiate Sports Team 1948
1995 Women's Basketball Team - First and Only Undefeated Basketball Team 1974-1975
1996 First Club Football Team 1966
2001 Men's Founding Basketball Program 1948-1951
2002 Men's Founding Club Lacrosse Program 1972
2003 Men's Founding Baseball Program 1951
2011-2012 Men's Club Lacrosse - Undefeated Regular Season/ Won New England Club Championship 1987

2016-17 Honorees

Hall of Fame class:

JulieAnne Forman Dietz '02 (women's soccer)
Drew Henderson '93 (men's basketball)
Cristian Jung '99 (baseball)
C.J. Kemp '03 (men's lacrosse)
Tim O'Toole '86 (men's basketball – Professional Achievement Award)
Kevin Ryan '97 (ice hockey – posthumous induction)

Past Inductees

Year of Induction Name Sport

2015-16

Ben Andrews ’11 Men’s Rowing
James Brown ’69 Men’s Basketball – Posthumous Induction
Michael Bocklet ’07 Men's Lacrosse
Amy Hanson Ostella ’97 Women’s Tennis
Paul Sheehy ’85 Men’s Rugby
  Sabra Wrice ’08 Women's Basketball

2014-15

2014-15 Hall of Fame inductees Kate Abromovitch ’93 Women’s Basketball
Dani Brown ’03 Field Hockey
Doug Ciacci ‘65 Men's Rugby
Page Driscoll Syron ’98 Women’s Basketball
Kelly Steele Aldrich ’05 Women’s Swimming

2013-14

2013-14 Hall of Fame Inductees Darren Phillip '00 Men's Basketball
Edward (Ted) Spencer Former Men's Lacrosse Coach
Jodie Kuczarski Shanon '99 Field Hockey

2012-13

2012-13 Hall of Fame inductees William Connolly, Jr. '69 Rugby Professional Achievement
Greg Downing '07 Lacrosse
Erin Heslin Lopez '03 Cross Country

2011-12

2011-12 Hall of Fame Inductees Colleen Cunningham-Taylor '01 Lacrosse
Chris Duffy '93 Rowing - Professional Achievement
Jim Fitzpatrick '70, M.A.'72 Service to Athletics
Tom Lopusznick '00 Baseball
Michael Pike '96 Baseball

2010-11

2010-11 Hall of Fame Inductees Gail Strumpf Cheney '01 Basketball
Pamela Cluff '01 Soccer
Joseph "J.C." Groarke '99 Lacrosse
Ellen Sarosy Kiernan '03 Softball

2009-10

2009-10 Hall of Face Inductees Joanne Saunders '02 Volleyball
Samuel Peterson '97 Lacrosse

2008-09

2008-09 Hall of Fame Inductees Adam Ferreri '01 Football
Mellissa Santos '03 Softball

2007

2007 Hall of Fame Inductees Corrine Carlson '01 Volleyball
Stephen Dogmanits '01 Football
Trisha Elser-Grim '92 Basketball
Izabella Kotowski '02 Field Hockey
Spencer Steele '00 Lacrosse

2006

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees Abby Allan '00 Soccer
Jim Lopusznick '00 Football
Theresa O'Connor '99 Softball
Christen Veach '97 Soccer

2005

2005 Hall of Fame Inductees Matthew Callaghan '98 Lacrosse
Elizabeth Bower Curran '00 Volleyball
Jessica Grossarth '98 Basketball
Ian MacNeill '97 Cross Country
Jennifer McLaughlin Strauss '00 Volleyball

2004

2004 Hall of Fame Inductees Matthew Baron '92 Swimming & Diving
Hugh Coyle '88 Lacrosse

2003

2003 Hall of Fame Inductees Paul Davis Rugby Moderator
Greg Francis '97 Basketball
Kelli Hurley '98 Soccer

2002

2002 Hall of Fame Inductees Shannon Bowman '97 Basketball
Melissa Gassler '95 Tennis
Kara Burmaster Heckler '96 Soccer
Dr. John McCarthy Ice Hockey Coach

2001

Catherine Bassi-Desmarais '93 Swimming & Diving
Troy Bradford '89 Basketball
Dianne Nolan M.A.'89 Basketball Coach
Christine Fryer Paprocky '96 Basketball

2000

2000 Hall of Fame Inductees Frances Arthurs '95 Cross Country
Christopher McTague '95 Swimming & Diving
Bob Meyers '83 Football
Jack Smith '85 Ice Hockey

1999

1999 Hall of Fame Inductees Janet Kendall Douaire '86 Field Hockey
Kathleen Heller '91 Swimming & Diving
Michael McCann '94 Tennis
William Mraz '73 Lacrosse
Patrick Yerina '86 Basketball

1998

1998 Hall of Fame Inductees Dr. Joseph Grassi (posthumously) Tennis Coach
Jim McElderry '93 Soccer
Ralph Rehn '75 Basketball
James Turney '91 Swimming & Diving
Kim Zagajeski-Gallagher '91 Softball

1997

1997 Hall of Fame Inductees Lisa Mikelic '91 Basketball
Charles Phillips '67 Basketball
Patricia Sacca-Fabbri '91 Basketball
Michael Svab '90 Baseball

1996

1996 Hall of Fame Inductees Paul Barnes '67 Football Co-Founder
Jeffrey Gromos '87 Basketball
Arthur Kenney '68 Basketball

1995

1995 Hall of Fame Inductees Gary Dittrich '74 Basketball Coach
Stephen Festa '84 Ice Hockey
James Kuhlmann Soccer Coach
John McConachie '69 Golf
Arthur "A.J." Wynder '87 Basketball

1994

1994 Hall of Fame Inductees Michael Collins '77 Cross Country & Track
Christopher O'Connell '87 Swimming & Diving
Dana Pellegrino '88 Basketball & Softball
Alberto Zappala '82 Baseball & Soccer

1993

1993 Hall of Fame Inductees Peter DeBisschop '83 Basketball
James Hanrahan M.A.'52 Basketball Coach
Elizabeth Sterling '84 Basketball
Brendan Vane '79 Baseball

1992

1992 Hall of Fame Inductees Carolyn Hodges '84 Basketball
Rev. Victor Leeber, S.J. Service to Athletics
Thomas Meyers '82 Football

1991

1991 Hall of Fame Inductees William Barnes III '80   Baseball
Christopher Galvin '72   Rugby
Tony George '86   Basketball
Robert Hutter '63 Basketball

1990

1990 Hall of Fame Inductees Fred Barakat Basketball Coach
Katrina Fields '85 Basketball

1989

1989 Hall of Fame Inductees Kim Fisher '78 Basketball
Mark Longwell '82 Soccer
Joseph Miko '51 Basketball, Cross Country
& Track
Mary Rowe Service to Athletics

1988

1988 Hall of Fame Inductees John Keefe Cato '82 Baseball
Craig Leach '81 Football

1987

1987 Hall of Fame Inductees Michael Beaudoin '79 Baseball
Robert Brennan Sr. Service to Athletics
Nicholas Macarchuk '63 Basketball
Donna Margine '81 Basketball
Edmund Sybertz '72 Ice Hockey
Jerome Williams '80 Basketball

1986

1986 Hall of Fame Inductees Stephen Balkun '78 Basketball
Brian Burke '68 Football
Patrick Burke '66 Basketball
Robert Ciccone '77 Baseball
Jean-Guy Laflamme '72 Ice Hockey

1985

1985 Hall of Fame Inductees Joseph DeSantis '79 Basketball
Robert Kownacki '78 Baseball
James Monahan '72 Ice Hockey
Mark Young '79 Basketball

1984

1984 Hall of Fame Inductees Michael Branch '66 Basketball
C. Donald Cook '63 Service to Athletics
Arthur Crawford '61 Basketball
Raymond Kelly '75 Basketball
Lawrence Puzzo '73 Lacrosse

1983

1983 Hall of Fame Inductees George Bisacca Athletic Director
& Basketball Coach
Robert Jenkins '62 Basketball
Joseph Kehoe '52 Basketball
Robert Markovic '54 Basketball
Joseph von Ehr '74 Cross Country & Track

1982

1982 Hall of Fame Inductees John Barry '62 Cross Country & Track
Norbert Fahey Jr. '53 Baseball & Basketball
Thomas Finch '71 Baseball & Basketball
Robert Gerwien '55 Basketball
William Granata '69 Baseball & Football
George Groom '73 Basketball
William Jones '68 Basketball
Frank Magaletta '70 Basketball
John O'Connell '55 Basketball
John Redway '59 Baseball
John Ryan '74 Basketball

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