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Archbishop John Carroll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees


2018 Hall of Fame Event

Saturday, October 20, 2018



2018 Hall of Fame Inductees


1968 Field Hockey Team

Only one year after Archbishop John Carroll High School first opened its doors, the 1968 Field Hockey team brought the school its first-ever Catholic League Championship when they tied Archbishop Wood 0-0, after winning the Southern Division Title over Cardinal Dougherty. Led by Coach Karen Geary and Captain Barbara Boyle, the team was made up of juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, since Carroll was only just beginning its second year and its first year as a Varsity team in Field Hockey competition in the Catholic League.


1971 Football Team

Led by Coach Joe McNichol and Captains Joe Santoleri and Bill Zwaan, the Carroll Football team won its first Catholic League Championship and its first City Title Championship in 1971. Carroll defeated Bishop Kenrick 33-12, at Villanova Stadium for the Catholic League Championship. Carroll (11-1) defeated Frankford 15-14 for the 34th annual City Title championship at Franklin Field in a come from behind victory. This win helped to put Carroll, which was only in its fifth year of existence, on the map.


Lorraine Beers 

Lorraine Beers has been the head girls’ lacrosse coach at Carroll since 2000. In her 19 seasons, she has led the Patriots to 18 consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League Championships and 8 District 13 Championships. The Patriots won their first Catholic league title defeating Conwell- Egan, 21-3, at St. Joseph’s University in 2001. Under her tenure, the Carroll program has produced more than 60 collegiate athletes, 20 High School All Americans and a 205 game win streak in the Catholic league. In 2017, Lorraine led her team to victory in the PIAA 3A State Championship and was named the 2017 PASLA Coach of the Year as well as the 2017 Philly Lacrosse Coach of the year. She also has been a coach with the Phantastix Lacrosse club program for over 10 years.


Richard Costa ’72, P ’02, ’07

Dick Costa is not only a Carroll graduate, but he also married a Carroll graduate, Regina Lyons Costa ’73, and he is a Carroll parent, with children Curtis ’02 and Alura ’07. While at Carroll, Dick was an excellent student and very active in school athletics. He was a member of the Carroll Advisory Board for over 15 years and was extremely supportive of his children and other students’ activities. Dick was a fundraising pioneer at Carroll, establishing and running the Carroll Golf outing for 10 years. Through this event, Dick raised over $500,000 for Archbishop Carroll. Dick is currently the owner of Costa Auto Repair in Narberth.


Margaret Lawlor Hutchinson, Esq. ’71

Carroll graduate Peggy Lawlor Hutchinson has been a groundbreaker in many fields. She was an outstanding swimmer for Carroll and went on to have a terrific career at the College of William and Mary as a 10 time All- American. Peggy was the first woman lifeguard at the Jersey shore. She was the first woman Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Virginia Beach, Virginia. She went on to be an Assistant District Attorney for Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and then to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where she served as Chief of the Civil Division from 2009 to 2018, supervising all defensive and affirmative litigation including health care fraud. For her efforts she has received numerous awards including the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention. 


Rosemary Keefer P ’71, ’73, ’76, ’79, ’80, ’82, GP 07, 11, 15


Rosemary Keefer held various positions at Carroll from 1972-2002. These positions include: Assistant to the Librarian, Secretary to the Guidance Director, Business Manager, Tuition Officer, Bookkeeper, and Assistant to the President. Married for 63 years, Rosemary raised seven children, six of whom graduated from Carroll. For many years, Rosemary has been active in her community. In the early 1970s, she and her family were involved with protests of a proposed neighborhood abortion clinic and an existing adult bookstore. From 2008-2015, Rosemary was an approved member of the Archdiocesan Fleet Program, transporting sick and elderly parishioners to various doctor appointments and grocery shopping. She and her husband were longtime members of Upper Merion’s King of Prussia Indians Football Association and the MDP Athletic Association, volunteering and organizing numerous fundraising events. She has touched the lives of countless Carroll students and parents in her many roles over her 30 year career at Carroll, with a welcoming presence and nurturing smile that brought comfort to many.


Joseph McNichol

Joe McNichol, known as “the Father of Carroll football,” was the head football coach from 1969-1976. Joe was also one of the original staff members of the boys school hired by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. During that time, Joe held many roles including faculty member, Athletic Director, Student Moderator and Business Manager. Joe is now back at Carroll as the Director of Maintenance. He holds a record of 48-37-2 in eight seasons including two City Championships. His 7-2 playoff record remains the top winning percentage among Catholic league coaches with five or more playoff games. Joe not only influenced players, but also coaches, under his tenure. Dan Bielli and Kevin Clancy, both assistant coaches under Joe McNichol, went on to win championships as head coaches.


Eustace Mita ’73

During his time at Carroll, Eustace Mita was an All-Catholic and an All-City wrestler. Currently, Eustace is Chairman and CEO of Icona Resorts, which owns and manages hotels in Avalon, Diamond Beach and Cape May, New Jersey. In addition, Eustace is Chairman of Mita Management, a closely held company with interests in the automotive and real estate industries. He is also CEO of Achristavest, LLC a developer of waterfront properties in New Jersey, Nantucket, Maryland, Utah and Pennsylvania. Passionate about his Catholic faith, Eustace serves on the Board of the Papal Foundation, the Board of the National Padre Pio Shrine in Barto, PA, the Board of Direction for our Times in Dublin, Ireland, the Advisory Board of Catholic Leadership Institute and is a founding Board Member of the Lumen Institute. Eustace also serves as the founding Chairman of Man Up Philly, the region’s largest Men’s Spirituality Conference. In addition, Eustace was the Chairman of Development for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, bringing Pope Francis to Philadelphia for the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Along with his wife, Sue, Eustace has raised funds for and built orphanages in Kenya and Ethiopia for Msgr. George Grima’s Malta missions in Africa.


Msgr. Bernard Trinity

Msgr. Bernard J. Trinity was the founding Principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School for Girls from 1967 – 1973. Rev. Msgr. Trinity was ordained May 8, 1954. Before his time at Carroll, Monsignor was an assistant pastor at several parishes in the Philadelphia area and a faculty member at Cardinal Dougherty High School. In June 2003, Msgr. Trinity retired as Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish and began his residence at St. Denis Church in Havertown, PA. As one of the first principals of the school, Msgr. Trinity laid the foundation upon which Archbishop Carroll has been built over the last 50 years and helped to create the Carroll Cares culture.


Brian Zwaan 76

While at Carroll, Brian Zwaan was a member of the football, baseball and wrestling teams. He also ran track and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating, Brian went on to Lehigh University where he played football and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Lehigh with a degree in accounting and began his career in banking. Brian married Carroll grad, Diane Logue ’79. Brian was a longtime member of the Carroll Advisory Board, serving from 1990 to 2011. During this time, he was instrumental in keeping Carroll’s doors open and its enrollment up. He and his siblings started the Regina and William Zwaan Scholarship Fund in 2001, following the death of their mother. Brian also promoted the Pennsylvania EITC/OSTC credit through donations to BLOCS and the Foundation for Catholic Education – Chester County.