2011 Whitman Hall of Fame Class Inducted

Booster club ceremony honors five former athletes, coaches and the 1985 women's soccer team.

At the Wildcat Booster Club’s 3rd annual Hall of Fame Ceremony last week at the Woodbury Country Club, six new inductees to the South Huntington Sports Hall of Fame were honored, according to a South Huntington School spokesman District Steve Bartholomew.

The list includes for players, teachers, coaches and teams:

  • Antonio Davis, class of 1977, a county, state, and eastern states track and field champion holding a triple jump record of 50.6.5”.  
  • Brian Karcz, class of 1997, who led the Whitman soccer team to the class A championship and still holds a single season record of 23 goals.  
  • Ed Mangiarotti, a Whitman teacher and coach from 1954-1987. He coached football, basketball, baseball and golf.
  • Ralph Schneider, a Whitman teacher from 1958-1992 and wrestling coach for 23 years, Schneider coached 4 wrestlers to state championships.
  •  James Walker, class of 1977, one of Whitman’s finest baseball players as a pitcher and batter.
  • The 1985 girls soccer team, who won the state championship with an undefeated record of 18-0-2 and a No. 2 national ranking.  The roster for the team included: Maureen Altavilla, Lee Hendrickson, Karen Callaghan, JeanMarie Noper, Jennifer Cameron, Laura, Pergolizzi, Janet Covella, Karen Poggi, Anne DeNuzzo, Lisa Rollins, Fran Dion, Debbie Tripaldi, Lorna Drummond, Arlene Vozza, Joann Frank, Brenda Vozza, Traci Goodwin and Tracie Yrigoyen.


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