Celebrating a long tradition of athletic excellence, the Xaverian Brothers High School Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes the exceptional achievements, leadership skills, and values demonstrated by select individuals and teams at Xaverian Brothers High School and Mission Church High School. Thousands of Hawks have donned our uniforms and competed on countless fields, courts, and tracks. We believe that participation in sports naturally augments a student’s educational experience and personal growth.

Today, Xaverian offers a vibrant athletic program, with more than 80% of students participating on at least one of the 35 teams competing in 17 different sports. After 50 years of athletic success, Xaverian announced its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame, which took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014, with nearly 300 in attendance.

Coaches

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  • Armand Caraviello

    Football Coach
    In February of 1965, Armand Caraviello received a call that would change his life and the lives of thousands of young men to come. The Medford native received a call from Brother Marcellus, Xaverian Brothers High School’s first Principal, offering him the head coaching position for the newly-formed football program. Xaverian opened in 1963, and at the time Armand accepted the position, the school had two grades enrolled. By the fall of 1965, the school had three grades and its first varsity football team. “We really started the football program from scratch,” said Armand. “It was such a great opportunity.” The school had a field that wasn’t officially marked. Under Armand’s leadership, the program grew, little by little. “We didn’t have any stands, so we borrowed them from the Raynham Dog Track for the first two years,” recalled Caraviello. Armand, who was also a physical education teacher, would have his classes put the stands in place each game day. The Hawks finished 4-4-1 their first year in the Catholic Suburban League. The following year in 1966, Xaverian recorded its first perfect season, winning all nine games in the Catholic Central League and the school’s first state title. The Hawks went undefeated again in 1967, establishing a winning tradition of which the school is proud to this day. Armand led the team to a 22-game winning streak over the span of the 1965, 1966 and 1967 seasons, a school record that was held until 2015. Hall of Famer and current Head Coach Charlie Stevenson ’69, who played four years with Coach Caraviello, said he was honored to get a call from Armand after recording his 200th career win at Xaverian. “Armand called to congratulate me. When it comes to Xaverian football, he is the king. He laid a great foundation for the football program at Xaverian. He made us all believe we could be great players and beat anyone we played against. He gave the school an identity in its early years.” Armand continued to coach at Xaverian through the 1969 season and left the following year to coach his hometown team of Medford. He finished at 35-9-1. “Football is always something that I have loved,” Armand said. “It has never been a job for me. It’s my passion. Coaching the kids at Xaverian was an absolute joy. The thing that struck me the most about the student athletes at Xaverian was how immediately they bought into the process of developing a championship program. It all starts with the kids. Players make the plays, and players that are dedicated and passionate win championships.” Xaverian is proud to welcome Armand into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • George McCabe, P '92

    Football and Swimming Coach
    It is hard to talk about the long-standing tradition of success of the Xaverian football program without mentioning the name George McCabe. George coached the Hawks for 24 seasons, 17 as the head coach. He would win two Super Bowls, nine conference titles and coach pro legends like Matt Hasselbeck ’93 and Greg Comella ’93. George got his start on Clapboardtree Street coaching with Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Armand Caraviello in 1968, and stayed with the Hawks through the 1971 season. He followed Armand to Medford, and returned to Xaverian in 1973. George was named the Hawks Head Coach in 1976, and quickly re-established Xaverian as a football powerhouse. During his tenure as head coach, George led the Hawks to Catholic Conference Championships in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992. In 1983 he had his first undefeated team that would go on to play at Sullivan Stadium in the school’s first of many Super Bowls. George would go on to win over 100 games against the best teams in the state in his career at Xaverian. The 1986 Hall of Fame team captured the school’s first Super Bowl Championship under his leadership. Hall of Fame Member and Coach Charlie Stevenson said, “George was really a great guy to work and coach with. He was tremendously loyal and supportive. He was one of those guys that always had his teams well prepared to play at its high level.” Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Al Fornaro said George was a great teacher to him. “He was never afraid to delegate to his assistants,” said Fornaro. “He understood his players on the field and as students. He was a great math teacher all around.” George was also a proud varsity swim coach from 1969-78 at Xaverian. He was honored to coach state champion John Craffey ’75 and a slew of other terrific swimmers over the decade. George noted, “There were so many great swimmers. Craffey stands out as well as David Dean ’74, the Mahoney brothers, Gene ’76, Kevin ’77 and Frank ’80, and the McDonald brothers. All were so dedicated and strong.” Xaverian is proud to welcome George into the Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletes

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  • Chris Bonner '02

    Cross-Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track
    Xaverian has a long and proud history of sending its fastest runners to some of the country’s top colleges. Chris Bonner is a member of this elite club, racing his way to a number of titles at Xaverian before becoming Georgetown University’s top runner. Chris earned his first Outdoor Division 1 state title in the 400-meter as a sophomore in 2000. The following winter he earned the Eastern Division 1, All State and New England championships in the 600-meter as a junior. That same year, he earned the Outdoor Division 1, All State and New England championships in the 400-meter. With his leadership, the Hawks also earned the All State championship. Nothing slowed him down his senior year. Chris finished the indoor season with the Division 1, All State and New England championships in the 600-meter in a record 1:20.11. In the outdoor season, he repeated as the Division 1, All State and New England champion in the 400-meter. His accomplishments earned him the title of Gatorade Athlete of the Year. After Xaverian, Chris continued to excel on the track for Georgetown. His senior year he led the Hoyas in the 300-meter with a time of 34.97, the 400-meter with a time of 47.56, the 500-meter with a time of 1:014.17 and the 600-meter with a time of 1:18.33. Xaverian is proud to welcome Chris into the Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • Matt Craven '94

    Swimming
    I t should not be a surprise that Matt Craven ’94 is the first Xaverian swimmer to be inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame. A Walpole native, Matt is the most decorated freestyle swimmer in school history. Matt is a five-time Catholic Conference champion, four-time South Sectional champion in both the 50 and 100 free, and a four-time state champion in the 50 and 100 free. His accomplishments in the pool earned him Catholic Conference All Star recognition four times and Boston Globe All Scholastic nods twice. Following Xaverian, Matt attended Old Dominion University where he continued to swim competitively. In his time swimming for the Big Blue, he was a three-time NCAA B Qualifier in the 50 (1998) and 100 free (1997,1998), eight-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion, including three titles in the 100 free, and set ODU school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay. Because of his accomplishments, he was named to the All Colonial Athletic Association Conference Team three times. Upon completing his athletic career, Matt immediately transitioned into coaching. For the past 18 years, he has coached swimming in college (assistant coach at ODU 1999-2001), high school (Dana Hall since 2005) and club. He and his wife Susan have served as the head coaches of the Shawmut Aquatic Club in Wellesley since 2002. The club has been ranked as the No. 1 swim team in the United States with less than 150 swimmers. He also serves as the Commissioner of the Eastern Independent League (2008-present) and currently serves as the General Chair of New England Swimming. In his career, he has been named the Eastern Independent League Coach of the Year three times. Matt currently lives in Dover with his wife Susan, son Bo and dog Brady. Xaverian is proud to welcome Matt into the Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • Joe Fleming '90

    Football & Hockey
    Every little boy growing up playing Pop Warner football and peewee hockey dreams of one day playing in the National Football League and National Hockey League. Each year a select number of elite athletes achieve this goal. A superstar on the gridiron and the ice, Joe Fleming ’90 did the unheard of and became one of the first Xaverian athletes to be drafted into the NHL by the Saint Louis Blues in 1990 upon graduation. Joe also played in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns in 1995 and the Chicago Bears in 1999. During his tenure on Clapboardtree Street, Joe was named a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic in both football and hockey. He led the 1988 and 1989 football teams to back-to-back Catholic Conference championships. He captained the team his senior year and led Xaverian to an impressive 9-1 mark, the team sustaining their only loss to Brockton, a nationally-ranked team that year. Joe played both ways for the Hawks, starting as a defensive end and offensive guard. Xaverian Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Al Fornaro said Joe was an extremely intelligent football player. “He was football smart and rarely if ever got out of position,” said Fornaro. “He was a very intense player with great knowledge of the game. Combined with his speed and size, it’s no wonder why he was recruited to play defense.” Joe attended the University of New Hampshire following Xaverian and focused on football. In his tenure as a Wildcat, he was named First Team All Yankee Conference, First Team All ECAC and the team’s MVP in 1994. Joe spent 10 seasons in the CFL (1996 to 2005) with the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions. He was a four-time CFL All Star, six-time Western/Eastern All Star and a five-time CFLPA All Star. Joe was a four-time CFL Defensive Player of the Year nominee and in 2003, he was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. He was also recently voted one of the top 150 players in CFL history. Joe was a member of the 2001 Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeders and was the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Presidents Ring Award in Calgary. During his tenure, Joe served as a Player representative and Vice President of the Canadian Football League Players Association. In 2006, Joe started JT Fleming and Company, a residential real estate company based in Wellesley and expanded the company to include commercial brokerage and lending. He is the owner and principal broker. Joe and his wife Stacy have three children, Madelyn (born in Calgary), Erin and Joe, IV. Xaverian Brothers High School is proud to welcome Joe into the Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • Ed Follen '77

    Soccer, Diving, Baseball, Indoor & Outdoor Track
    Ed Follen ’77 played several sports while attending Xaverian in the 1970’s, earning an impressive record total of 13 varsity letters during his time as a Hawk. A talented and well-rounded athlete, Ed captained the soccer, swimming and baseball team. When he wasn’t on the field or in the pool, Ed helped the 1977 4 x 110 relay team to a state championship. Back in the days before athletes were prohibited from playing multiple sports during a season, Ed set the school record for the long jump, a record that was not broken until 35 years later. His long jumping abilities earned him the NE Catholic Meet long jump championship in 1977. That same day he left the meet and went to play centerfield for the baseball team in the state tournament. It is no surprise at the amount of accolades Ed received while at Xaverian. He was selected to the Norfolk League Soccer All Star Team, Catholic Conference All Star Track Team, Catholic Conference Baseball All Star Team, and the Dedham Daily Transcript Baseball All Star Team. He earned the baseball team’s MVP award his senior year, as well as the Xaverian Student-Athlete of the Year Award. “Ed was one of the finest athletes to attend Xaverian,” said Athletic Hall of Fame Member and coach Phil Penza. “He was a standout soccer player in the early days of the program.  In the winter, he was a diver on the swim team and competed on the indoor track team at the same time.” Penza said one of his fondest memories was “when the team was practicing sprint starts in the gym, I looked and out of the corner of my eye I saw an object falling from the bleachers into the high jump mats.” It was Ed practicing his dives for an upcoming swim meet. Upon graduation, Ed attended Boston College, where he majored in accounting and played baseball. He started in centerfield for the Eagles for three years. Recognizing his speed, coach Eddie Pellagrini had Ed bat as the leadoff hitter. He ended his college career with a .300 batting average. Following BC, Ed earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Bentley College. A Hingham native, Ed currently serves as the CFO of Riverside Community Care. Xaverian is proud to welcome Ed into its prestigious Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • Jim Gallagher '91

    Wrestling
    Everything changed for Jim Gallagher in the fall of 1987 when Bob Regan ’88 and Scott Kelly ’88 approached him after football season. Bob and Scott were captains of the varsity wrestling team and needing someone to grapple at 103 pounds, asked Jim to compete. The rest was history. Fueled with the desire to become a state champion, Jim joined the Brockton Wrestling Club, weight trained, ran and entered tournaments to become one of the best wrestlers in the nation. Former Xaverian wrestling coach Dave Breen said, “You put him on the mat and he has an on and off switch. And when he turns it on, you don’t want to be in front of him.” One of the most decorated wrestlers in school history, Jim was the Division 1 South champion, the Division 1 State runner-up, the Massachusetts State freestyle champion, the Junior National’s Co-Captain of the Massachusetts team that traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa his junior year. Nothing could stop him from capturing the state championship his senior year. Jim, along with teammate Mike Camarra ’91 were the first wrestlers in the 14-year program history to capture the state title. Jim did not have too much trouble in the 119-pound weight division, cruising through the ranks, pinning Lexington’s Kevin Joseph at 5:27 in the semis and Durfee’s Cory Garsive, 13-1 for the title. Jim also placed fourth in the National High School Wrestling Championships held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh that year, earning him the title of All American. He finished his four-year varsity career in grandiose style, posting a perfect 20-0 mark in dual meets and 45-2 overall. “Jim is probably the most dedicated wrestler I’ve seen in the sport,” said former Xaverian coach Dan McQuade. “He started off with raw talent and desire to be a champion. His hard work paid off. It’s hard work that got him to where he wanted to be.” Jim still holds the record for having the best season (43-2), best career record (138-17-2) and the most points scored in a single season (110) at Xaverian. We are honored to induct Jim into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Lauris Lambergs '91

    Soccer, Hockey & Lacrosse
    L auris Lambergs made his mark in Xaverian’s athletic history with a never-ending supply of speed and skill displayed during his tenure on Clapboardtree Street. An outstanding scholar-athlete, Lauris proudly donned the Xaverian blue and gold on the soccer pitch, ice rink and lacrosse field. Lauris excelled in every sport he played, but made history when he became the first lacrosse player to score 50 goals in a single season. A standout midfielder, Lauris finished his career with 108 goals and 66 assists. He led the team in scoring his freshman, sophomore junior and senior year; an impressive feat that hasn’t been matched. Lauris also was the third leading scorer in the state his senior year. It’s no surprise he was named All Conference twice, was All State First Team his senior year and awarded the Top Scholar Athlete Award for Eastern Mass. Determined and not shy of hard work, Lauris earned varsity letters on both the soccer and hockey teams his junior and senior years. He led the soccer team in scoring, finishing his varsity career with 17 goals and 12 assists. His soccer accolades include being named a Boston Globe All Scholastic his senior year and a Catholic Conference All-Star his junior and senior year. Upon graduation, Lauris attended Duke University. He was the first Xaverian student in school history to matriculate to Duke. He is currently a partner at RayLign Advisory. Xaverian Brothers High School is proud to welcome Lauris into the Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • Joe Lang '67

    Football, Basketball & Baseball
    Aproud member of Xaverian’s pioneer Class of 1967, Joe Lang was Xaverian’s first quarterback and three-sport varsity athlete. A tough competitor and great leader, Joe led the Hawks offensive attack and had no trouble bringing his team to the end zone. In 1966 he guided the Hawks to a perfect 9-0 mark and the school’s first Catholic Central League championship. “Joe was an outstanding athlete,” said coach Armand Caraviello. “He could run, throw the ball and had great leadership. He excelled in all three sports he played.” In addition to football, Joe excelled on the basketball court and baseball diamond. His powerful presence on the court helped the Hawks to the Tech Tourney in 1967 and earned him All League and Patriot Ledger All Scholastic recognition. Following Xaverian, Joe attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on a football scholarship. He later earned his M.Ed. in Counseling at Boston State College. Joe has had a long and successful career in high school and college athletics. He returned to Xaverian after graduating from UMass to teach and coach from 1971-1974. From 1975-1990 he served as Malden Catholic’s head football and baseball coach. Following that, he became the head football coach at Milton Academy. In 1996 he became the head football coach at the Middlesex School, where he also coached baseball from 1997-2005. In 2000 he became the Director of Athletics at Middlesex, a position he has held for the past 16 years. In his coaching tenure, Joe has received a number of accolades. Some include three ISL Championships (football), two Catholic Conference Championships (one football, one baseball), two undefeated regular seasons (football) and five New England Football Bowl Appearances (three NE Championships). He was the Mark Crehan Coach of the Year in 1989, as well as Shriner’s assistant coach in 1987 and 1999. Joe is also a member of the Malden Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame (1997) and the Massachusetts State Football Coaches Hall of Fame (2015). “Athletics teach important lessons that cannot be gained in any other area of school life,” says Joe. “The maturity, dedication and leadership qualities that are developed by students participating in team sports are truly inspiring.”    Xaverian Brothers High School is proud to welcome Joe into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Ed Miller '68, P '94

    Football & Basketball
    Ed Miller has to stop and think hard when asked to recall the losing football games he played in at Xaverian. There are only four of them, all of which Ed played as a sophomore in 1965, the year Xaverian fielded its first football team. In his time as a Hawk, Ed led Xaverian to 21 straight victories, a school record that was held until 2015. An outstanding lineman, Ed played both ways in every single game, and captained the team his senior year. “He was an outstanding lineman, one of the best I’ve ever had,” said former coach and Hall of Fame inductee Armand Caraviello. “Ed had the ability to diagnose plays and be in the right spot at the right time.” Ed’s ability and dedication on the gridiron earned him Patriot Ledger, Boston Herald and Boston Globe All Scholastic recognition. He was also named an honorable mention All American in Parade Magazine. Ed also played baseball at Xaverian and was named a conference All Star in 1968. Upon graduation, Ed attended Columbia University where he played football for four years and baseball for three. He was named to the All Ivy Second Team for football in 1971 and 1972. Ed and his wife Patty have been married for 44 years. They have two children, Jenny and Matt, a 1994 graduate of Xaverian. We are proud to welcome Ed into Xaverian’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Teams

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  • 1970 State Champion Tennis Team

    The Xaverian Brothers High School 1970 tennis team left its mark in Xaverian’s athletic history by becoming the first team to capture a state title in a tournament. Under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Dom Baldassari, the program was only three years old when the team achieved this impressive feat. The Hawks defeated rival BC High, 4-1 on a rainy Sunday in Weston. The team finished an impressive 14-1 before sweeping the playoffs. To earn a spot in the finals, Xaverian defeated Chelmsford, Falmouth and then Cohasset in the semis. It was the stellar performance in first doubles from Peter Terrio ’71 and Billy Walsh ’70 over BC High’s first doubles, 6-1 and 6-0 that clinched the title for the Hawks. Bob Wohler ’73 and Scott McDermott ’72 also swept their opponent 6-3 and 6-1, an especially sweet victory since the pair had lost to the Eagles during the regular season. Rich Carolan ’70 played the number three singles spot all season and only lost one match. He received the team’s MVP award. Wohler, who was a freshman at the time, only lost two matches in his premier season as a Hawk. Welsh and Terrio lost only two of 18 matches in the number one doubles spot, and team captain Dan Dornan ’70 finished 13-5 in the tough number one singles spot. In an article from the Patriot Ledger in 1970, Coach Baldassari was quoted, “These kids are just the greatest. They never quit and when the big match came, they had that good old fashioned thing called guts. Words can’t express my feelings over this championship. All I can say is that I give these kids the credit. They are the ones who did it.” Xaverian Brothers High School is proud to welcome the 1970 Tennis Team into the Hall of Fame. 
  • 1986 State Super Bowl Champion Football Team

    After a spectacular undefeated 1986 regular season, the Hawks were destined to bring home the state title to Clapboardtree Street. The Division II Super Bowl champs culminated their 10-0 season with a come-from-behind victory over the Bridgewater-Raynham Trojans. Under the direction of Hall of Fame Inductee Coach George McCabe and combined with the leadership of captains Kevin Igoe ’87, Jack Cole ’87, Vincent Manning ’87 and Brian Garrity ’87, the Hawks rolled over their regular season opponents. Shutouts down the stretch over strong opponents such as Concord-Carlisle and BC High proved Xaverian’s defensive prowess. The trouncing of Malden Catholic on Thanksgiving Day vaulted the Hawks to a Super Bowl berth. The final game did not begin as the Hawks had hoped. Down by 13 points in the second half, Cole and Igoe stepped up their game. Igoe broke the ice with a 15-yard touchdown scramble. A blocked punt by Chris Masalsky ’87 set up the winning drive inside Trojan territory. Cole ran it in for a touchdown, bringing Xaverian to within one point. It was decision time for McCabe. The Hawks were going for it all the way! Igoe rolled out on the quarterback option and elected to sprint for the corner, hurdling into the end zone to put the Hawks on top, 14-13. Cole’s phenomenal season earned him Patriot Ledger and Boston Globe All Scholastic recognition, as well as the Brockton Enterprise’s Gold Helmet Award. He also set Xaverian’s all-time scoring record with 110 points, breaking Hall of Famer Phil Penza ’67’s record of 104, which stood for 20 years. Masalsky was also named a Patriot Ledger and Boston Globe All Scholastic and a member of the Catholic Conference All Star Team. Jeff Buote ’88 and Joe Grattan ’87 also earned Catholic Conference All Star recognition. Xaverian is proud to welcome the 1986 State Super Bowl Champion Football Team into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • 1998 New England Champion 4 x 220 Meter Relay Team

    I n 1998, a team of sprinters was assembled that didn’t just win in 1998—it dominated. Led by Derrick Knight ’99, J.P. Comella ’99, Adam Benabdallah ’00, and Ted Szalno ’98, the 4 x 220 meter team breezed through the indoor Tri-County league. They would walk through the Class A State Championships besting traditional sprint powerhouses Brockton and New Bedford and won by almost two seconds— an eternity by track standards. At the All-States they would continue their dominance, knocking off New Bedford, Central Catholic, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin. This time their margin of victory was a huge 1.5 seconds. Continuing to improve, they would save their best performance for the New England Championships. They would out sprint Londonderry, CT, New Bedford, and Malden Catholic to win by one second and a 10-yard lead. Their time of 1:30.21 was not only a New England record, but a time that still stands as the regional record. At nationals, their previous time placed them top five in the country. An errant handoff cost them a chance to compete for the overall title as they were leading early on. The team averaged 22.5 seconds per split for the 200 meters. Derrick Knight was the leadoff sprinter. He is a Xaverian Hall of Fame runner and football star who went on to become Boston College’s all-time leading rusher. He handed off to J.P. Comella who also went on to play football at Boston College. Adam Benabdallah was a three-year soccer standout at Xaverian and went on to University of Mary Washington where he ran and played soccer. The anchor was Ted Szalno ’98. Ted was also a standout football star and would go on to play football at University of Maine. Head Varsity Coach Paul Kelly ’85 noted, “This was clearly the best sprinting crew Xaverian has ever seen. They were not only a group of highly talented sprinters, but they were a spirited bunch of guys who loved to compete and win. Their talent, dedication, tenacity and hard work were the hallmarks of a championship team.” The 1998 Indoor track team was named Tri-County All-Stars, Boston Globe All Scholastics and Boston Herald All Scholastics. Xaverian is proud to welcome the 1998 4 x 220 Meter Indoor Track Team into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • 2004 State Champion Baseball Team

    The 2004 Xaverian Brothers High School baseball team certainly had a season to remember. With a returning core of seven seniors and several talented juniors, the team’s pre-season expectations were high. After clinching its first Catholic Conference championship in 17 years and navigating a difficult schedule to finish the regular season at 16-4, the team earned a No. 1 seed in the South Section of the Division I state tournament. While the regular season’s success was largely a result of tremendous pitching, it was the offense that carried the team to victory in the state tournament. The team scored an amazing 83 runs during its six-game tournament run, including an epic 12-9 victory over Peabody in the Eastern Massachusetts final in which the team came back from three separate deficits, including rallies in both the eighth and ninth innings. The tournament culminated in a 13-6 victory over Pittsfield in the state final, giving the school its first-ever state championship in baseball. The incredible season was capped off by a final ranking of No. 24 in USA Today’s national high school poll. Members of this historic team include Rob Tarallo, John Barker, Mark Dondero, Co-Captain Tom Babich, Co-Captain John Delaney, Pat Toomey, Adam Vuolo, Chris Boyson, Sean Fitzpatrick, Chris Tarallo, Mike Stefaniak, Jake Gorman, Brian McDonough, Kevin Loftus, Nick Wosny, Greg Leslie, Kyle Desrosiers, Jeff Lieneck and Bill Lovetere. The team was coached by Gerry Lambert, Jim Spillman and Anthony Falco. “The thing that stands out the most about the 2004 team was how hard they worked to get better,” said Head Coach Gerry Lambert. “Practice would be over, I’d be getting ready to go home, and the guys would ask me to leave the ball bucket behind so they could take some extra swings. It was truly a privilege to coach that 2004 group.” Xaverian is proud to welcome the 2004 Baseball Team into the Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Athletic Hall of Fame

Nominating Criteria

Qualified student athletes (alumni) will have:
  • Graduated from Xaverian at least seven years ago (Class of 2006 and prior)
  • Displayed outstanding character and sportsmanship on and off the field
  • Been recognized by the conference or state as an outstanding athlete
  • Been a dominant athlete while playing at Xaverian
Qualified coaches (past or present) will have:
  • Established a long winning tradition while at Xaverian
  • Won multiple conference titles and a state title while at Xaverian
Qualified teams will have:
  • Won a state championship
  • Been regarded as the best team to have ever played for Xaverian
These are the best of the best. The above is just a partial list of qualifications. To be accepted into the Athletic Hall of Fame the nominee must receive an 80% approval from all voting members.


The innugural Hall of Fame members were inducted on October 25, 2014.

COACHES
Dominic Baldassari - Varsity Tennis Coach (posthumously)
Bob Glennon – Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Coach
Don Mills, P ’88 - Varsity Basketball Coach
Charlie Stevenson ’69 - Varsity Football and Golf Coach
 
CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
1953 Mission Church High School State Champion Basketball Team
1966 State Champion Football Team
1984 All State Champion Cross Country Team
 
ATHLETES
Phil Penza ’67, P ’05 - Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Frank Prior ’69 - Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Jim Keefe ’71 – Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Paul Murphy ’74 - Football, Basketball
Bill Brady ’76 - Tennis
Mark Young ’77 - Hockey, Baseball
Dana Barros ’85 - Football, Basketball
Steve Cesnek ’86 - Soccer, Basketball, Outdoor Track
Greg Comella ’93 – Football, Basketball
Matt Hasselbeck ’93 – Football
Tim Hasselbeck ’96 - Football
Derrick Knight ’99 - Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Derek Anderson ’01 - Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
 
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