Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, will hold its fifth annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner Oct. 22 at the high school, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Mass begins at 5 p.m., followed by cocktails at 6:15 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony start at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $60 per guest; invitations can be downloaded from www.ndnj.org.
The honorees to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame are: coach Greg Schafer; Caren Castaldo, ‘77; Joseph Drulis, ‘75 ; Beth Ardery Fitzpatrick, ‘87; Gene Hayman, ‘68; Arthur Kearns, ‘68; Michelle Dey McDonald, ‘89; Danae Stillitano Pesce, ‘95; William Tabron Jr., ‘90; coach Sigmund Zegarski, ‘73; James Dill, ‘62; Gerald Goeke, ‘73; Leon Hunt Jr., ’85, and William Wnek, ‘91.
Two people will be honored in memoriam: Jerry Wargo and Thomas Dolan, ‘75. Recognition will also be given to the 1992 boys’ track team and the 1994 girls’ soccer team.
The Athletic Hall of Fame exemplifies the rich tradition of Notre Dame athletics each Fall. The celebratory Mass, awards dinner and induction ceremony honor individual athletes, legendary coaches, special contributors and outstanding teams who have made the school proud through the years while displaying their dedication, spirit and athletic talents on the courts and fields.
When the doors opened in 1957, Msgr. William Capik served as the school’s first athletic moderator and William “Doc” Creamer as the school’s first athletic director. Soon to follow were Vince Ardery, Barb Major, and John Simone to continue to build the strong tradition of excellence with successful programs, which helped shape the lives of the student athletes.