Members of the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame are those that have made a lasting impact on the school’s sports program as either student players, coaches, or supporters. Often the student players have continued to influence their chosen sports after high school by ongoing participation in athletics.
Margaret Niemann, 2008 Inductee
Margaret Niemann (Class of 1981) made her mark in Ridgewood High School athletics in volleyball, basketball and softball.
She was the first Ridgewood High School girl ever to be selected First Team All-County in basketball, achieving that honor her junior season (1979-80) and duplicating it her senior campaign (1980-81), when she was a team captain. She also made First Team All-NNJIL and First Team All-Suburban in The Ridgewood News both seasons.
In softball, Niemann started at second base and shortstop. In 1980, she was named First Team All-NNJIL and First Team All-Suburban. In 1981, she was named First Team All-NNJIL, First Team All-Suburban and First Team All-County.
Niemann went on to Princeton University, earning seven varsity letters in basketball and softball. She was a captain of the basketball team in the 1983-84 season and a captain of the softball team in the 1985 season. She was named Ivy League Player of the Year and was First Team All-Ivy League in softball in both 1984 and 1985, the year she graduated.
John Marshall, Jim Bruni, Mark Romeo, Jean Hughes, Chris Van Note, Nancy Hogan, RHS Football Team 1913, Don Taylor, Rachel Grygiel, John Cerf, Paul Tornatore, Michele Marangi, RHS Boys’ Lacrosse 1990-92
Craig Halyard, Tom Flatt, Tricia Pappalardo, Mike Henderson, Kandie Latham, Leigh Jester, Tom Dusel, Roger Sweeney, Linda Zabielski, Patty Capasso, Dennis Sullivan, Nick & Dottie Capasso, Track and Field (Bain-Daley-Oliver Era)
Kitty Batterson, Henry Blauvelt, Frank L. Bradley, Jr., Lucia Cancelmo, Chris DuFlocq, Renee DuFlon, RHS Girls’ Basketball 1922-1923, Harry Grundy, Jim Jones, Joe LeMay, Jen McDermott, Shannon McGarrigle, Tony Napier, Margaret Niemann, Vince Robertiello (Jamie Roberts), Damian Ross, Mike Springer
Paul Arrigoni, Pete Campbell, Doug Cook, Becky Deetz, Otis Grendler, Jodi Hartwig, Gene Links, Debbie O’Connell, Aimee McGuire, Walt Perdue, Tom Simos, Kazbek Tambi, Jack Van Yperen, Bob Whitaker, Margaret Scutro