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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2021 HALL OF FAME!

Join us as we celebrate members of the Carroll Community 
 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Archbishop John Carroll High School

4:30 PM  5:00 PM  6:00 PM  7:30 PM 
Mass 
Auditorium
Cocktail Reception
East Gym 
Program 
Auditorium
Dinner 
East Gym 
 
 
**Given the continued presence of COVID-19, we will follow the guidance provided by the Archdiocese in conjunction with the CDC, the PA Departments of Education and Health, and local health departments to keep the Carroll community safe during the Hall of Fame event.   
Effective August 30th Archbishop Carroll requires the use of face masks for all high school students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Face masks will not be required when eating, drinking, or while outdoors.** 
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2021 Hall of Fame event. Benefits include tickets to the event, an ad in the program book as well as recognition at the event, and event publicity. Please consider playing a special role in Carroll's Hall of Fame induction as a sponsor! 
 
All funds raised through the Hall of Fame event will support the Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service and tuition assistance for Carroll students. 

Joseph Clancy '73 

Joe is currently the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of Comcast Corporate Security. Before rejoining the Comcast Corporation in March 2017, President Barack Obama appointed Joe as the 24th Director of the United States Secret Service in 2015, after serving as the Acting Director since October 2014. A 27-year veteran of the Secret Service, Joe was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division in February 2009. He held this distinguished position until his retirement from the Secret Service on June 30, 2011.  Joe’s career with the Secret Service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia Field Office. Throughout his career, he held several positions on the Presidential Protective Division under Presidents George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. He retired as the Director of The United States Secret Service in March 2017. Joe attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the Secret Service, he worked as a teacher, football, and baseball coach at Father Judge High School. At Carroll, Joe was a member of the 1971 City Championship football team, baseball team, weightlifting, and intramurals.
 

Marita Coffey Finley '86, P '14, '15, '17, '19, '22, '24 

Marita, the youngest of nine children, comes from a long line of Coffey family members who have graduated or are currently attending Carroll, including her children, Gabrielle ‘14, Katherine ‘15, Daniel ‘17, Joseph ‘19, Mary ‘22, Stephen ‘24, and Ronan, SKS ‘22. Marita and her husband Dan, have been dedicated supporters of Archbishop Carroll. As a parent and alumna, Marita is actively involved in the Parent’s Association, CAFE committee, former Hall of Fame Committee member and is currently an assistant girls’ tennis coach. She also coached the CYO basketball teams at St. Katherine of Siena and St. Thomas of Villanova. Dan is a member of the Archbishop Carroll Board of Directors and chairs the Catholic Identity and Mission Committee. Marita was an excellent student-athlete at Carroll, she was a member of the tennis and basketball teams and went on to play basketball at  Syracuse University. She was also involved in the Student Council, Pro-Life Club, Community Service Corps, and the Prom and Dance Committees. Marita was instrumental in bringing the “Welcoming Jesus” Statue to Carroll’s campus. She coordinated the planning and led the fundraising efforts to ensure that Archbishop Carroll’s campus reinforced our Catholic Identity. The statue was designed by alumnus Lawrence “Doobie” Nowlan ‘83, before his sudden passing in 2013, and is one of the largest pieces of religious art in the Philadelphia region. 

 

John Givens '70 

John was a four-sport student-athlete at Carroll as a member of the football, basketball, baseball, and track teams. John played on Carroll’s first-ever football team in 1969 and was named first-team All-Catholic at defensive-end despite playing just one varsity season. The two-way lineman went on to have an impressive career as a three-year starter at Villanova University and was inducted into the Villanova Varsity Club Hall of Fame. In 1974, John was selected 14th round by the Atlanta Falcons and 35th round by the Philadelphia Bell. John has been involved in the sports industry for over 40 years and the last 30 years with Nike, Inc. He has also been an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Downingtown for the last 35 years.

 

Cherrise Graham '00 

Cherrise is one of the most decorated athletes in Carroll’s history. As a member of the girls’ basketball team from 1996-2000, Cherrise received numerous accolades, including the Gatorade Girls’ Player of the Year from Pennsylvania in 2000, MVP of the Catholic League, First-team Parade All-American, and was ranked as the No. 4 senior prospect by Blue Star in 2000. She also earned Street & Smith First Team All-American honors, was a Nike/WBCA All-American, a Second-Team USA Today All-American, and earned Philadelphia Inquirer Main Line and Delaware County Player of the Year honors. A quick guard with outstanding offensive and defensive skills, she graduated from Carroll as the all-time leading female scorer. Cherrise averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game as a senior and led Carroll to its first Catholic League Championship since 1979. In the title game, Cherrise scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against O’Hara. During her time at Carroll, Cherrise was also a member of the volleyball and soccer teams, involved in Peer Ministry, Student Council, and was a Kairos Retreat Leader.  Cherrise went on to play at Purdue University, The University of Virginia, and Goldey-Beacom College and spent time playing overseas for Targu Mures in Romania.

 

Tara Libert '82 

Tara is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, a Washington DC-based nonprofit which connects incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth and adults to their voices, their purpose, and their community through reading, writing, and job readiness support. Before co-founding Free Minds in 2002, Tara worked as a radio and television news and documentary producer. After producing many features on the US criminal justice system, showcasing such topics as the death penalty, prison overcrowding, and juvenile justice reforms she was drawn to direct service. Tara trained at the Freedom Writers Institute and her writing has been included in Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers. She is also a trained literacy tutor and a certified mediator with experience in restorative justice practices with youth. She has won the Linowes Award for “unsung community heroes'' and the DC Department of Corrections George Strawn Volunteer Award. Under her leadership, Free Minds has won numerous awards including the Aspen Ideas Award and the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize. Tara is a founding member of the DC Reentry Action Network, a coalition of direct service providers for formerly incarcerated individuals. During her time at Carroll, Tara was a very involved and talented student. She was the Vice President of the Student Council, member of the Prom Committee, Sports Editor of the Yearbook, Retreat Leader, and member of the “Declaration”, Community Service Corps, World Affairs Club, and Hi-Q team.

 

Paul McGeehan 

Paul’s service to Carroll spans over 50 years. Paul spent 41 years in the classroom teaching Freshman Literature for the first 20 years, followed by 21 years of sharing the classics of World Literature with seniors. For the past ten years, Paul has enjoyed working for CarrollU as an Academic Advisor, most recently, working with juniors encouraging them to strive for academic excellence. His many extracurricular activities at Carroll included 17 years of coaching baseball, 12 plus years as intramural director, moderator of the first professionally-printed school newspaper “The Carroll-Line”, a stint working with Mr. Bielli and the Marine Corps Fitness Team, and he was founder and director for 23 years of the Carroll Baseball Camp.

 

Verdun Perry '90 

Verdun is currently the Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners; Blackstone’s dedicated secondary fund manager, with $38 billion of assets under management. Verdun joined Strategic Partners when it was founded in 2000 and chairs the investment committee for each of Strategic Partners’ funds.  Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Verdun worked at Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon and Eckhardt, Inc. and in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley & Co.  Verdun received a B.A. from Morehouse College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow. Verdun is a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, where he serves as a member of the Financial Sustainability Committee and he also serves on the boards of The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), and the Apollo Theatre. While at Carroll, Verdun played basketball freshman and sophomore year and was involved in the Literacy Magazine and Minority Affairs Club.

 

John Prendergast '81 

John is a human rights activist and New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty years. He is the Founding Director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the Co-Founder of The Sentry, a new investigative initiative focused on dismantling the networks financing conflict and atrocities. John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, and two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  He has been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.  John is the author or co-author of ten books, has been awarded seven honorary doctorates, and has received over 20 prestigious awards for his service and work. John also serves as Executive Director of Not On Our Watch, the foundation founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.  While at Carroll, John was the Vice President of the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, the “Carroll-Line”, and Intramurals. 

 

Theresa Snyder, P '70, '72, '73, '74, '76, '78, '80

Mrs. Snyder was a fixture in Carroll’s Main Office for over 25 years and a mom to 8 children and 7 Carroll graduates – Susie ’70, Tom ’72, John ’73, Donna ’74, David ’76, Theresa ’78, and Mary Grace ’80. In 1968, she started volunteering at Carroll, and finally, after 4 years of volunteering 30 hours a week, the administration put her on the payroll. Her many duties at Carroll included working for the Guidance Department, in the Main Office, Secretary to the Principal, Secretary to the Athletic Director, and in Academic Affairs. Terry always had a smile on her face, was helpful to all students, and trained all of the new administrators. Her biggest contribution to Carroll came in 1988 when, after Barry Kirsch assumed the moderator role of the Respect Life Club from Sister Ruth, Terry made the first banner for the club and made the trip to Washington for the Respect Life Walk every year. Her sewing prowess was again in the spotlight when in 2001, after 9/11, she sewed a four-story banner that hung from Carroll’s roof. She attended Mass daily and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Denis and Carroll and scheduled the Eucharistic Ministers at St. Colman.

 

Christine McGoldrick Zabel '75 

Chrissy was an outstanding student-athlete at Carroll and went on to have a terrific career at St. Joseph’s University. Chrissy was an All-Catholic in basketball, field hockey, and track, a member of the 1974 Catholic League Championship basketball team, was named the Most Valuable Player, Southern Division, in 1975, and named Carroll’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1975. Chrissy received an academic and athletic scholarship to attend SJU where she was a top frontcourt player on the nationally-ranked women’s basketball team and helped lead the Hawks to a 65-12 overall record leading the team in rebounding during the 76-77 and 77-78 seasons. She was also a three-year varsity field hockey player, majored in Chemistry, and was a member of the Dean’s list. Chrissy was inducted into the St. Joseph’s University Hall of Fame and Big Five Hall of Fame. She graduated from SJU with a degree in Chemistry in 1979 and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984. Chrissy currently works in Broomall, PA, and specializes in Family Medicine.

 

1976 Football Team

Led by Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe McNichol, Carroll captured its second Catholic League Championship and second City Title Championship in 1976. Carroll defeated Father Judge 27-21, at Temple Stadium for the Catholic League Championship.  Carroll (10-1-1) defeated Bartram 21-6 for the City Title at Veterans Stadium behind Nick Becker, Kevin Mullen, Tom Kincade, Joe Kennedy, and Joe Walsh. 

 

1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 Girls Tennis Teams 

The Girls’ Tennis team left a legacy of success in the 1980s. The 12-0 undefeated 1981 girls’ tennis team won the Southern Division Championship and the City Championship in the Catholic League for the first time in Carroll’s history defeating Cardinal Dougherty 5-1. In 1983, the team’s overall record was 13-2 and they netted O’Hara for a 4-1 Championship victory. The 1985 playing season switched from spring to fall. Head coach, Mrs. Peg Ambrogi retired after the 1984 season, and new head coach Mrs. Louisa Sweeney led the team to victory. That year, both the JV and V teams went undefeated and every member of the Varsity team received All-Catholic honors. The 1986 and 1987 Championships were both victories over Kennedy-Kenrick led by doubles partners Kate Sweeney and Anne Dingman, All- Catholic Singles MVP, Hunny Chute, and Co-MVPs in All-Catholic doubles, Bridget Ahern and Lynn Kemspski. 
 
The Carroll Hall of Fame will recognize alumni, faculty, coaches, and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the Archbishop Carroll community since its founding in 1967. These contributions and accomplishments will reflect Carroll’s commitment to excellence in the areas of spiritual, academic, athletic, and social development.

Inductees must:

  • Be alumni of 20 or more years, or past or current faculty member, coach, or staff. Teams and groups can be nominated.
  • Demonstrate outstanding commitment of time and talent to the Archbishop Carroll community.
  • Have exhibited excellence in the areas of public service, business, athletics, humanities, arts, education, and service to Archbishop Carroll.
  • Have career accomplishments that reflect the character taught at Archbishop Carroll— the lifelong necessity of personal faith, scholastic achievement, and social involvement.
  • Be individuals who have made significant contributions to enable Carroll to expand and enhance its commitment to excellence.
  • Be a noteworthy example of living out our Catholic Christian Faith.
  • Have made Carroll proud!
  • Individuals cannot nominate themselves

President
Barry Kirsch

Vice Presidents
Joseph DeBarberie ’73 & Joseph Rogers ’73

Committee

Marybeth Santoleri Avioli ’70
Eileen Nugent Conroy ’81
Joseph deSimone ’74
Karen Schmidt deSimone ’76
Francis Fox ’77
 
 
Peggy Lawlor Hutchinson ’71
Michael Kennedy ’73
John Kiely ’76
Nancy Tenaglio Lafferty ’82
Francis Lynam ’73
Mary Beth Kulp McMahon ’83

1969 Boys Cross Country Team

Only two years after Archbishop John Carroll High School opened its doors, the 1969 boys’ Cross Country team won the Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division Championship. This was the first championship won at the varsity level by any team representing Archbishop Carroll Boys High School. Led by third-year head coach Steve French, the team had two All-Catholics, Larry Horwitz and Paul Keogh. Other scorers on the championship team were Bill Mulhearn, Joe Godino, and Maury Hutelmyer. In league meets that year, the team compiled a record of 19 wins and 3 losses.

1974 Girls Basketball Team

In its 5th year as a program, the 1974 Girls Basketball team completed the school’s first undefeated basketball season (20-0), topped off by winning the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship over Archbishop Ryan 58-48 in a come from behind victory. Down 28 -21 at the half, Carroll was led behind the 19 points and 21 rebounds of Captain Barbara O’Rourke, Southern Division Most Valuable Player Mary Sue Garrity, and starters Chrissy McGoldrick, Kathy Langley, and Terry Cassidy. The team was coached by Sue O’Grady, a member of Immaculata’s 1972 national championship team.

Dorothy M. Arimond, Esq. ’78

Carroll graduate Dorothy (“Dottie”) M. Arimond is a Philadelphia lawyer, executive, and community leader who graduated with honors from Archbishop Carroll, Marquette University, and Temple University School of Law and has been the recipient of numerous leadership, service, and academic awards and scholarships. Dottie was a dedicated and involved student in the top 1% of her class at Carroll, including Editor of the school newspapers, The Declaration and The Carroll Gazette, Carroll’s Bicentennial newspaper, Carroll Club, French Club, Glee Club, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Ski Club, Drama, Tutor, Prom Committees, Graduation Committee, and semi-finalist in the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Competition, she received awards in Accounting, Chemistry, French, Journalism, Math, Physical Science, and Physics, including placing in national competitions, and she founded St. Thomas of Villanova Parish’s Youth Group and lifeguarded at Conestoga Swim Club. She double-majored in Business Administration with Marketing specialty and French, and activities include Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, 3 collegiate honor societies (Alpha Sigma Nu-Jesuit; Beta Gamma Sigma-Business; Pi Delta Phi-French), Deans List, Student Council, Programming Board, Marquette TV reporter, 1st place in Small Business Administration Competition, Residence Hall President and Resident Advisor at Marquette, International Resident Assistant at Loyola University of Chicago’s Rome Center (landing a small role in a movie), Temple Law Review with publication, federal clerkship honors clinical with the Honorable Raymond Broderick, Temple Law Yearbook Editor, President of St. Thomas More Society, American Jurisprudence Award for Political and Civil Rights, PA Futures Commission on Justice in the 21st Century and Access to Justice Task Force, Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee and Commerce Court Task Force, Volunteer for the Indigent Program, Arbitrator, Panelist, Mentor, March of Dimes $1K Circle, President of Board of Directors of the Avalon Condominiums, and Board of Directors of Penn’s Landing Square Condominiums. Dottie began her legal career as an attorney in the Commercial Litigation Department of major law firm White and Williams, and she is currently Assistant Vice President Manager at Brandywine Group of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, a division of Chubb, managing environmental, asbestos, and other complex litigation nationwide. She also currently serves as President of Temple Law Alumni Association, TLAA Women’s Leadership Initiative member, President of Marquette University Alumni Club of Greater Philadelphia, and Board of Directors for the Support Center for Child Advocates, the country’s oldest and largest pro bono organization providing legal services for abused and neglected children, in which her involvement spans over 30 years. She resides with her husband, Brian, in Wayne, PA, and is proud of her 20 nephews, nieces, and goddaughters.

Daniel Bielli

Dan Bielli has held several roles over his 45-year career at Carroll. He began teaching in the Health and Physical Education department and served as an assistant football coach under Joe McNichol in 1969. Bielli also coached the Marine Corps Physical Fitness team for several years in the 1970s and was part of the first Carroll Kairos retreat in 1995.  From 1991 – 1995, Dan was the head coach of the Carroll softball team, winning multiple Southern Division Championships, and then he served as an interim head football coach before accepting the job as head coach at Kennedy- Kenrick in 1996. He returned as the head coach at Carroll in 1999 and quickly ushered in a new era of winning football. Coach Bielli’s teams made 13 trips to the playoffs, which included five appearances in the PCL Championship game while winning PCL Championships in three consecutive seasons – 2000, 2001 and 2002. The 2000 team (13-0) is the only undefeated football team in the school history. Coach Bielli is also a three-time PCL Coach of the year and holds the winningest football coaching tenure in Carroll history.

Bishop Joseph Coffey ’78

During his time at Carroll, Bishop Joe Coffey was very involved in extracurricular activities and was Co-editor of The Sentry. Bishop Coffey graduated from La Salle University in 1982 with a double major in English/French which included a year of study at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. After college, Bishop Coffey worked as a grade school teacher, a ski instructor in Switzerland, and in the automobile industry in Germany and Belgium for five years. Heeding a call to the priesthood, he attended St. Charles Borromeo and was ordained in 1996. While still in the seminary, Bishop Coffey was permitted to enter the U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Program in May of 1992 with the rank of Ensign. He stayed in the Navy Reserve for the next nine years. Following ordination in 1996, Bishop Coffey was assigned as an Associate Pastor to St. Katherine of Siena parish. He began his service as a Military Chaplain in the U.S. Navy in 2001, obtaining the rank of Captain, serving as a recruiter for the “Chaplain Corps.” On March 25, 2019, Bishop Joe Coffey was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. 

Sr. Marianna Fieo, SSJ

Sr. Marianna Fieo, SSJ has devoted her life to Catholic education and to the students at Archbishop Carroll.  Sr. Marianna graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School in June 1966, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1966, and made her final profession of vows in 1974. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Chestnut Hill College and her Masters of Arts in English Literature and Research from the University of Virginia. Sr. Marianna taught grades 5-8 for 9 years and taught in high schools from 1977 – 2015. She began teaching English at Carroll in 1982, spent four years as the disciplinarian at Prendie from 1990 – 1994, and then returned to Carroll where she has been ever since. During her teaching career at Carroll, Sr. Marianna has been the moderator of the yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine and is still the moderator of the online Carroll Times. Sister retired from teaching in 2015 and moved into her current role as a Guidance Counselor and advisor to international students and scholarship students. She also gives her time to help students with their college essay writing and PSAT/ SAT prep. Her greatest role at Carroll is the significant contribution she has made as one of the best teachers in Carroll history.

Jane Morro Mullany ’76 and Hank Mullany ’76

Carroll couple Jane & Hank Mullany have been dedicated supporters of Archbishop Carroll since they graduated in 1976. Hank is a member of the Archbishop Carroll Board of Directors and Jane serves as a board consultant and an active member of the Carroll Development Committee.  Jane & Hank were Co-Chairs of the 50th Anniversary events weekend in Aril 2018 and played an important role in advising Carroll’s leadership team through our recent strategic planning process.  Jane is the founder and principal of JMM Consulting LLC, has over twenty years of experience spearheading dozens of initiatives for non-profit organizations and has served on multiple nonprofit boards in the roles of board chair, trustee and committee member.  Jane received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Villanova University and spent 18 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse and a Nursing Leader. Hank has over twenty years of C-suite experience at Toys R Us, Servicemaster, Walmart and Genuardi’s Family Markets.  He is a seasoned business leader with demonstrated ability to dramatically improve the performance of complex, multi-brand organizations in extremely competitive categories. As CEO of HJM Consulting, Hank is skilled in strategic planning, talent management, business transformation, and cultural transformation and has a proven track record of developing and implementing growth strategies, while focusing on executional excellence and transforming businesses.  Hank earned both his Bachelor’s degree in business administration in Accounting and Management as well as his MBA from Temple University.

Anthony Mullen ’74

While at Carroll, Tony Mullen was a member of the track, baseball, and football teams, helping the school win its only indoor Catholic League track championship. He was the sports editor of the school newspaper, a member of the student council and a member of the National Honor Society. He also met his beloved wife Linda Mariano (Class of 1975) at Carroll. Tony was awarded a Principal’s Scholarship to St. Joseph’s University for combined excellence in academics, athletics, and social activities. He earned his B.A. in accounting at Saint Joseph’s University and then obtained his MBA in Business and Taxation from Drexel University. Tony started his own business in the senior housing and health care industry in 1984 and, during his 34-year career, became one the foremost experts in his field. He co-founded graduate-level programs in senior care at John Hopkins University and UMBC and was a founder, and later named a senior fellow, for the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. Tony was committed to Catholic education, which he credited for providing the foundation for his successful business career and living his Catholic faith.  At his wife Linda’s urging, he was heavily involved at Bonner & Prendie over the years because his four children graduated from the schools. He was instrumental in saving the schools from closure due to declining enrollment and lack of funding. He was the 2016 Monsignor Bonner and 2018 Archbishop Prendergast Medal Honoree with both awards given to non-graduates who performed outstanding service to the schools. In 2019, the new chapel at the combined schools was named in honor of Tony and Linda. Tony’s main passion besides his family was helping people grow closer to the Lord through the Blessed Mother. In 1997 he founded the Children of the Father Foundation that combined corporal works of mercy with helping Catholics reconnect with their faith. He was also appointed the United States National Coordinator for the International Movement of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He authored several religious books and videos, wrote articles for the Catholic Standard & Times and appeared several times on the Catholic cable channel EWTN. After his beloved wife passed away in 2013, he spent much of his time traveling throughout the country spreading the message of The Flame of Love. Tony passed away on March 10, 2018, shortly before he was to attend the Mass and luncheon for his Archbishop Prendergast Medal.

Ann Troyan ’79

Ann was a standout basketball player during her time at Carroll. In her senior season, Ann led Carroll to the PCL Championship and was named the Most Valuable Player. Ann went on to have an outstanding career at Penn State University as both a student and an athlete.  After graduating from Penn State in 1984, she returned to Philadelphia and taught at St. Katherine of Siena and became the head girls’ basketball coach at Carroll. In three years, she amassed a record of 50 -31 and her team won the Southern Division Title in 1987. Ann then became the first graduate assistant of the women’s basketball program at Penn State, moving later into the role of Associate Head Coach.  Ann is currently an Assistant Program Manager at Penn State and has also been an active leader in the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games over the years.

Bill Zwaan ’72

Bill Zwaan was a two-sport athlete at Carroll playing baseball and football. As a quarterback, he led Carroll to our first football City Championship in 1971. Bill went on to play football at the University of Delaware and led the Blue Hens to the 1974 NCAA Division II National Championship game. After graduating, Bill started his coaching career and guided Widener University as Athletic Director and Head Coach until 2002. Since 2003, he has been the Head Football Coach at West Chester University and his accomplishments are numerous and include four PSAC Division Titles (2004, 2007, 2008 and 2015) and Coach of the Year honors in those 4 years. Most important is his involvement as an advocate for both Autism Speaks and Be the Match marrow donor program. Each spring, Zwaan’s football team holds a bone marrow drive on campus to sign people up and grow the list of potential donors. Bill also quietly demonstrates compassion in ways small and large. He has mentored and counseled countless football players over the years, offering support and advice as they struggled with family, financial, academic and health issues.

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.

Carroll celebrates 11 new members of the Hall of Fame

On October 26, 2019, Archbishop Carroll celebrated its third annual Carroll Hall of Fame Event, recognizing alumni, faculty, coaches, and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the Archbishop Carroll community since its founding in 1967. Over 350 guests were in attendance as 2 teams and 9 individual honorees were inducted into the Carroll Hall of Fame. The 2019 Hall of Fame honorees were the 1969 Boys Cross Country Team, 1974 Girls Basketball Team, Dorothy M. Arimond, Esq. ’78, Daniel Bielli, Bishop Joseph Coffey ’78, Sr. Marianna Fieo, SSJ, Jane Morro Mullany ’76 and Hank Mullany ’76, Anthony Mullen ’74, Ann Troyan ’79, and Bill Zwaan ’72. READ MORE

Click HERE to learn more about our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

Click HERE to watch the late Tony Mullen’s tribute video

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

LEGACY SPONSORS 

The Mullen Family
Jane Morro Mullany ’76 & Hank Mullany ’76

FAMILY SPONSORS

The Coffey Family
The Fulco Family
The Keefer Family
The Kennedy Family
The Lafferty Family
The Pergolini Family
The Webster Family
The Zwaan Family
Edward A. Morris, Jr. Family Foundation
United Floral Service – Tom Coffey ’76 
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

PATRIOT SPONSORS

Marybeth Santoleri Avioli ’70 & Richard Avioli
Mike Cerone ’77
The Clark and Mashett Families
The D’Orazio Family
The Givnish Family
John Kiely ’76
The Kirsch Family
Michele Nowlan ’74
Pat and Judy Welde
 

Carroll celebrates 10 new members of the Hall of Fame

Archbishop John Carroll High School celebrated eight individuals and two teams on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 as the newest members of the Carroll Hall of Fame.

The honorees were Rev. Msgr. Bernard J. Trinity, Joseph McNichol, Rosemary Keefer, Lorraine Beers, Margaret Lawlor Hutchinson, Esq. ’71, Richard Costa ’72, Eustace Mita ’73, The late Brian Zwaan ’76, 1968 Field Hockey Team, and 1971 Football Team. READ MORE 

Click here to watch the 2018 Hall of Fame video 

Click here to view photos from the event  

Click here to learn more about the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

HERITAGE SPONSORS

The Keefer Family
The Kucia Family

SENTRY SPONSORS

James F. McGuckin Jr., M.D. ’79
WSFS Bank

PATRIOT SPONSORS

Edward A. Morris, Jr. Family Foundation
The Pergolini Family
Stretch Funeral Home
The Zwaan Family

FAMILY SPONSORS

The Clancy Family
The Clark Family
The Conroy Family
The Costa Family
The D’Orazio Family
The Early Family
Harmelin Media
The Heim Family
The Kennedy Family
The Kirsch Family
The McKinney Family
The Santoleri and Avioli Families
The Webster Family
The Yelovich Family

 

Barry Kirsch – 2017 Archbishop John Carroll Hall of Fame Inductee

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017,  the Carroll community honored and celebrated Barry Kirsch for his 50 years of service to the Carroll community as teacher, coach and Pro-Life moderator by inducting him into the Carroll Hall of Fame.

You will find very few, if any, people in life who have changed less over the course of 50 years than Mr. Kirsch. He is still the same man of high moral integrity who continues to strive to instill in all his students the lifelong necessity of personal faith, scholastic achievement and social involvement. He has led by example as moderator of the Pro-Life club for the past 30 years.

He coached both the boys and girls basketball teams for 13 years each. He was the baseball coach for 6 years. When he wasn’t coaching he has been busy announcing baseball, football and basketball games over the years. Mr. Kirsch has always modeled a life of discipline, generosity, and purpose. As a teacher, coach, or a spiritual role model all of us who are part of the Carroll community have benefited from having spent time with this very special teacher.

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