Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame
The Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has inducted the class of 2023. This year’s induction ceremony was successfully held on Sunday, October 8 at the Northeast College of Health Sciences. After being away from the college for the past few years it was good to return to the formal trappings the college has to offer. Below are photos of the Class of 2023 and the 2011 & 2012 Honored Teams.
The committee will pause briefly to evaluate this year’s induction and then begin planning for the 2024 induction. Most importantly, the success of this year’s induction is attributed to those faithful people, organizations and companies that continue to contributed to the Hall of Fame. We wish to recognize and thank all our contributors listed below.
Seated: Sierra Devine Ende, Kathleen Brand Harrison, William Pagano
Standing: Frank Miller, Jr., Myles Knipper, Shawn Wilson, Rob Alcott
Not Shown: Tom Giarrusso
Seated: Madison Hilimire, Sydney Rogers, Courtney Johnson Reed, Head Coach Stephanie Bertino Moll, Allie Deal Farley, Abby Dygert
Standing: Assit. Coach Don Johnson, Cassie McGhan, Mariah Foster, Gabby Deal, Assit. Coach Gary Felice, Jessica Parish, Cassie Felice, Alysha Bachman, Assit. Coach Matt Hilimire
Not Shown: Megan Tuttle, Heather Pollino, Meghan Felice, Arin Loucks, Assit. Coach Morris Tuttle, Samantha Felice, Abby Giovannini
The Hall of Fame Committee would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2023 induction ceremony. The success of this event is made possible through their generous donations.
The Bonafiglia Family Foundation
Tony & Elaine Ferrara Ron & Dina Sandroni Kirk & Patty Ward
John & Maxine Nicholson Madelyn & Peyton Verkey Jeffrey Manning
Ted & Pat Novak Dave & Debbie Swenson Anonymous
Dr. Tim Ryan
Mark & Patty Scheuerman Above the Rim Club Scott & Mary Smith
Dan & Joanne Caraher George & Diane Valesente Liz & Steve Becht
Bob & Barb Spano Bob & Linda McKeveny David & Donna Baker
Michael & Fran Ferrara
Jan Caraccilo – In Memory of Vince Caraccilo
Alan & Doreen Brown – In Memory of Angelo Suffredini
George & Kathleen Capacci – In Memory of Albert & Margret Capacci
Dr. Michael & Carolyn Riccione – In Memory of Dominico & Mary Riccione
David & Kathy Ferrara – In Memory of Anthony & Jane Ferrara
Michael Ferrara – In Honor of the 1994 Girls’ Basketball Team
Rod & Char Verkey – In Memory of Abe & Helen Verkey
Class of 2023:
Lifetime Contributor – Thomas Giarrusso
Prelude to Title IX Recipient – Kathleen Harrison
Honored Team – 2011 and 2012 Softball Teams
Robert Alcott - Class of 1998
Sierra Devine Ende - Class of 2012
Myles Knipper - Class of 2006
Frank Miller - Class of 1971
William Pagano - Class of 1965
Shawn Wilson - Class of 2009
At this time, the MAA HOF is accepting all contributions for this year’s induction. Our organization has been blessed with donations over the past many years. All donations are used primarily to offset the cost of the induction ceremony. Contributions can be given to any HOF Committee member or mailed to the treasurer: Michael Ferrara at 7 Seneca Lane, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
The Committee thanks all readers and hopes that you will be able to attend this year’s induction ceremony.
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Basic Hall Information
The Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame was created to provide a forum to honor and provide a permanent tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to athletics at Mynderse Academy and/or who have left Mynderse and gone on to make “outstanding” contributions in the world of athletics.
A. Attended Mynderse Academy and participated in interscholastic athletics sponsored by the Seneca Falls School District for a minimum of two years OR
B. Coached a Seneca Falls School District team or teams for a minimum of five years OR
C. Made a significant contribution to the students of Mynderse Academy through interscholastic athletics OR
D. Attended Mynderse Academy and may not have necessarily participated in the sports program but made significant contributions in the world of sports OR
E. A female athlete who attended Mynderse prior to 1972. Prior to 1972, female athletes were not given the same interscholastic athletic competition opportunities. The Hall does not want to overlook female athletes prior to 1972.
Criteria For All Candidates
F. Is and has been of good moral character
G. A ten year waiting period is required for induction from the time of graduation from the Academy.
MYNDERSE ACADEMY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE
Elizabeth Bruch Becht
Lisa Caraccilo Anderson
Jodie Docteur Verkey
Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Files
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