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.
Renee DeFlon, 2008 Inductee
Renee DuFlon (Class of 1975) made her mark in Ridgewood High School athletics in volleyball and track and field. In 1974, the RHS girls track team had a banner year, being crowned Bergen County Champions, winning the North A State-Sectional Championship and participating in the State Meet of Champions. DuFlon was Co-champion with 22 points in the State-Sectional Championships, breaking a school record in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, one and-a-half inches. She also cleared 4 feet, 10 inches in the high school jump and threw the discus 83 feet, 8 inches.
In volleyball, DuFlon’s teams her junior and senior years were ranked number one by the NNJIL, and she was voted First Team by all of the coaches and officials in the league.
DuFlon went on to play volleyball at the University of Delaware, where she received a varsity letter in both 1978 and 1979, when she was voted Most Valuable Player of the team both seasons. She participated in USVBA Nationals, receiving an All-American Rookie Award. During 1981-82, she played professional volleyball in Nykoping, Sweden.
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