RHS Athletic Hall Of Fame Dinner 2022

Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame

RHS Athletic Hall Of Fame

The musical presentation from the 2022 Inductees Banquet held on November 5, 2022


The 2022 HOF Inductees:

 Peter McGinley – Hockey- 2012

Joe Pedone – Basketball-1992.

Eric Benedict- Lacrosse/Football- 1991.

Clair Nowakowski – CC/Track-2002.

Karla Mixon – Head Girls Lacrosse Coach 2001-2018

Patti Auger – Softball Player 1979/Head Coach RHS 2007-2021

Eunae Jo – Girls Golf – 2008.

Julia Rappa- Girls Golf – 2008.

1983 Girls Softball Team.

2020 Inductees Banquet October 30, 2021

For Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2020

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.



Patti Auger, Eric Benedict, Eunae Jo, Peter McGinley, Karla Mixon, Clair Nowakowski, 1983 Softball Team, Joe Pedone, Julia Rappa


Carlos Peay, Louis Edward “Eddie” Peay, Kelly Conheeney, Samantha Cermack, Chris Rae, Chelsea Steinberg, Mark Strittmatter, Andrew Clarke, Jim Dee, Phil Ross Sr.


Jeff Yearing


Maureen Greico, Larry Coyle, Jacob Brown, Richard Bennett, Toshiko D’Elia


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)


Primo “Duke” DeRochi, Debbie Paul, George Monro, Bill Dunne, Amy Lyons, James Sullivan, Michael Culver, Keith O’Connor, Josh Kauke, Patti Mileski, Mary Ellen Mileski


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


Mario Ferraro, Paul Ferraro, Don Haldane, Wendy Hartwig, Tom Hopper, Bob Keino, Frank Mozeleski, Tim Mullen, Jenna Rogers, Donna O’Connell, Carin Cone, Charles Yennie


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


Sam Cermack, RHS 1977, Jeff Yearing, RHS 1966, Chris Duflocq, RHS 19772018 RHS Hall Of Fame DinnerSam Cermack, RHS 1977, Jeff Yearing, RHS 1966, Chris Duflocq, RHS 1977 2018 RHS Hall Of Fame Dinner

RHS Athletic Hall Of Fame Nomination Form

Dave Vanderbush Award for Excellence in Athletics

Athletic Team Photos

Current RHS Hall Of Fame Committee Members:

Jeff Yearing Co-Chair Tom Thurston Co-Chair

Sally Thurston Tim Boucher Sam Cermack
Donna O’ Connell Skettini
Bob Lasky Erica d’Elia Diestel

Past Members:

Brian Corcoran Jane Reilly Brian Farrell Greg Tartaglia
Jim Jones

Dave Vanderbush

At Large Members:

RHS Athletic Director Keith Cook

RHS Principal Jeff Nyhuis

Please substantiate your nomination to the RHSAHOF by establishing your nominees accomplishments. If you are nominating an athlete: list years and teams played on, awards received, (such as All County, All State, All American special teams nominated to), records set, important statistics, College accomplishments and professional playing experience. For coaches: list the teams and years coached, coaching accomplishments (won-loss record, records set, important statistics, public recognition and awards received.) For teams nominated: list their competitive years, outstanding records, records set, team members and any special recognition attained by this group. For special contributors and athletic administrators: please specify what they did to promote the improvement of the athletic programs at Ridgewood High School. This information needs to accompany your nomination for the committee to consider it.

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