Severna Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame - Nomination Form
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Severna Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Every year, the Severna Park High School and the Severna Park Athletic Boosters proudly present the inductees to the Severna Park Athletic Hall of Fame. Over one hundred nominations are received, each year, from members of the community. Nominations include coaches, athletes, administrators and community members who contribute outstanding service to athletes at Severna Park High School.
This year's Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the Chartwell Country Club on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 PM.
The Severna Park Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in three categories:
- Athletes - athletes who have exemplified the spirit of Severna Park High School.
- Coaches - team coaches who have made significant contributions to the advancement of athletic and academic programs at the high school.
- Community Members - individuals from the Severna Park community who have played key roles in the athletic program
"We hoped that the community would really turn out to support these great individuals who have meant so much to the athletic program and who have touched the lives of so many student athletes at Severna Park High School", says Larry Sells - the Falcon Athletic Booster Former President. "The Hall of Fame has evolved into a special event and it is a great opportunity for the former players and other supporters of these honorees to get together."
Please join us in recognizing these individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement and betterment of sports in Anne Arundel County and have demonstrated leadership and excellence beyond the local level.
Tickets are priced at $40 for the general public and are available to order on this website or by contacting the Falcon Athletic Booster President Mark Fisher at psyc4Rugby@aol.com or 410-991-2732.
Tina (Riley) Feininger
Amy (Noble) Fowler
Karen (Taylor) Frigon
Rochelle Thompson Jenkins
Melissa Hallmark Kerr
Jennifer Fulton Steele
Dr. Edward Holt
Jill Moore Bochniak
Dr. Carey Borkoski
Warner Otis Johnson
Stephanie Roberts Radebaugh
Gretchen Lamon Steele
Kerein Eiring Povost
Jim Magliano - Has been responsible for managing ticket sales activity for all Severna Park High School sports eventssince 1986. Jim started the Severna Park Teen Club in 1997, providing dances for middle school children twice a month during the school year. He became President of the Evergreen Swim Club in 1978, rebuilding it into one of thepremier community neighborhood pools in the county.
Joseph S. Gillespie, Jr. - Helped organize the first girl's sports team for Green Hornets - softball in 1972 and Basketball in 1974. Jim coached the Green Hornet Select Girls Basketball Team and built a record of 318 wins and 93 losses. While serving as President of the Green Hornets, Jim helped facilitate the first international exchange of soccer teams from Mexico and Great Britain. He coached the girls Junior Varsity Basketball team at Severna Park High School from 1987-2003, with a record of 272 wins and 43 losses, including a run of 74 straight wins. Jim also brought his excellent coaching skills to bear as he coached the Junior Varsity Baseball team and the Varsity Softball teams each for 5 years. In 1989, he was appointed to the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. Jim was inducted into the Maryland Women's Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998.
Joyce Stefancik - Coached the girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball teams in 1973. Started girls Soccer Programat Severna Park High School in 1973 as a club team and coached the team from 1973 to 1997, with only one losing season. Joyce's career coaching record while at Severna Park was 212 wins, 44 losses and 13 ties. She coached 5 high school All Americans during her coaching career and won 10 County, 10 Regional and 4 State Championships. Sheset a national record with 46 games in succession with no losses and no ties; 57 consecutive games without a loss.Joyce was ranked in the Top 20 in the nation for High School Girls Soccer on 7 different occasions. She was awardedthe National High School Girls Coach of the Year in 1993 and was the recipient of the Anne Arundel Coaches Association Bob Pascal Award. Jouce was selected as Coach of the All-State Soccer Team 7 times.
Jim Pitt - Coached Varsity Baseball at Severna Park from 1973-1998, compiling a record of 394 wins and 204 losses, with only one losing season. He coached the Boys Soccer team in 1974 and the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball team from1974-1977. Jim was named the Anne Arundel County Baseball Coach of the Year in 1978,1983,1992,1994 and 1998. His Baseball teams were County Champions in 1978, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994 and 1998.
He coached 28 Severna Park baseball players who went on to play Division I baseball. He coached 8 Severna Park baseball players who played professionally. Jim taught at Severna Park High School for 26 years, 23 of those yearsas Head of the Physical Education Department. He is now a nationally recognized authority and speaker on baseball hitting.
Elizabeth (Sprinkle) Wild - Played Varsity Field Hockey at Severna Park 1980-1981, on a team that lost only one game in this time frame. She played on the County, Regional and State Championship Field Hockey Teams in 1979, 1980 and 1981 and co-captained the 1981 team. She received All-County and All-Region honors for her field hockey skills in 1981. Elizabeth also played Varsity Tennis at Severna Park 1981-1982 and received All-County and All-Region Honors in this sport as well. She has been a volunteer coach for the Severna Park High School Field Hockey Program since 2002.
Betsy (Elder) Grizzle - Played soccer at Severna Park High School from 1987-1989 and was All-County 1987 and 1989; All-Metro in 1989. She played on the Anne Arundel County Sun All-Decade Girls Soccer Team in the 1980's. Betsy also played Varsity Lacrosse from 1987-1990 and was All-County in 1989 and 1990. She received All-Metro and All-American recognition in lacrosse in 1990. Betsy was Player of the Year - Capital and Arundel Sun; All-Metro Player of the Year - Baltimore Sun, Evening Sun; and Baltimore Blast High School Player of the Year in 1989. She received the George Roberts Award for Outstanding Female Athlete in 1990 and was part of the Anne Arundel County Sun Academic- Athletic Team that same year.
Kurt Johanson - Played Varsity Basketball and Baseball at Severna Park 1981-1982. He played Varsity Soccer in 1982. Kurt was First Team All-County, First Team All-Metro and First Team All-State for soccer. He received an Honorable Mention for basketball in 1981. Kurt received the George Roberts Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award in 1982.
Steve Olekszyk - Played Varsity Football at Severna Park 1982-1983, rushing for 1064 total yards in his 1983 season. He made the All-County and All-Metro Football Team in 1983. Steve ran Varsity Track & Field 1981-1983 and was County, Regional and State Champion for the shot put 1982-1983. As of February 2009, Steve's 57' 5 3/4" shot put record, set in 1983, is still the SPHS record. He was County and Regional Champion for the discus in 1983. Steve was First Team All-State Indoor Track & Field in 1983, receiving Honorable Mention National High School Outdoor Track & Field All-American.
Jamie Bragg - Played football, baseball and basketball for Severna Park 1985-1988. He was All-County Defensive End - Baltimore Sun and Washington Post in 1988. Jamie was Honorable Mention All-America in 1988 and also earned the Washington District Football Officials Outstanding Player of the Year Award that same year. In 1988, he was selected to the BIG 33 All Star Game, matching the best 33 players in the state of Maryland against the 33 best players in Pennsylvania. Jamie was awarded as full scholarship to the University of Maryland College Park in 1988. He returned to his alma matter to coach football 1995-1997, before accepting a position at Under Armour.
Gail Bonhoff - Played Varsity Softball at Severna Park 1972-1975, with a 1975 season that included 90 strikeouts and a no-hitter. Gail was the captain of the Varsity Volleyball team at Severna Park. She played Varsity Basketball 1973-1975 and was selected by Women's Sports Magazine as one of the best high school athletes in the nation. Gail was involved with the Health and Physical Education Board of Anne Arundel County, serving on the committee with Paul Rusko in 1975.
Kenny Dunn - Lettered in football, basketball and baseball 1963-1964. He was selected First Team All Anne Arundel County for his accomplishments on the football field in 1964. Kenny was selected First Team All Anne Arundel County for basketball 1963-1964 and Third Team All State for basketball in 1964, the year he led Anne Arundel County in scoring. He scored over 1,000 points in his entire high school career. Kenny was selected to play in the Hearst Classic All Star Baseball Team at Memorial Stadium in 1965. He received the Jerry Mears Award from the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association.
Gary Thall - Lettered in three sports at Severna Park High School, playing football, basketball and lacrosse. Gary served as co-captain of the 1964 Severna Park Championship Football Team and was named the outstanding area player by the Annapolis Touchdown Club while at Severna Park. Gary held the Severna Park single game rushing record of 315 yards for over 25 years and, while playing at SPHS he held the Maryland State regular season rushing record of 1800 yards. This record stood for over 25 years. He was named the Outstanding Athlete of Area 3 by the Washington Referees Association.
Ray Leone - Was an eight-time Letterman at Severna Park in soccer, indoor and outdoor track. Ray was selected All County in soccer, indoor track and outdoor track and was selected All State in soccer in 1978-1979. He broke the Severna Park soccer scoring record for a single season with 21 goals in 1979 and scored a hat trick in Severna Park's first State Final in 1979. Ray was selected All Metro First Team for soccer in 1979. During his indoor and outdoor track career, Ray qualified for the State Championships in the two mile run during his sophomore year, and he anchored Severna Park's two mile relay team that finished 2nd in the State Meet.
Colleen Corwell - Played Varsity Soccer at Severna Park 1983-1985. She had the most goals in a single season with 27 in 1983 and had the most goals in a single game with 6 in 1984. Colleen had the most career goals of 73 1983-1985. She had the highest number of assists in a single season of 13 in 1984 and most career assists of 32 during the 1983-1985 campaigns. Colleen was named the All South Soccer Player 1984-1985 and All American Soccer Player in 1985. She was a member of Severna Park's County Champions and State Finalist 1983, 1984 and 1985.
Tami Riley - Selected First Team All County for tennis in 1987-1988. Was the starting goalie on the Severna Park Soccer Team 1988-1991. She was chosen Varsity Basketball Team starter 1988-1991 and selected All County in lacrosse, soccer, tennis and basketball by the Baltimore Sun. Tami was named Player of the Year for soccer 1990-1992 in the Washington Post and was selected All Maryland Soccer Player 1990-1991, leading Severna Park Soccer team to a record of 47 and 0 with 37 shutouts while in the goal. Tami played on State Champions in lacrosse and soccer, receiving the George Roberts Award in 1991.
George R. Roberts - Served as Director of the Athletic Program at Severna Park High School 1959-1978 and was the first Head Football coach at Severna Park. He also taught at the high school from 1959 to 1982. George was inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 1974 and inducted into the Maryland Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1983. He is honored by students, faculty, staff and community members by naming the football stadium "Roberts Field". Every year, the George Roberts Memorial Award is presented to the top male and female athlete of the year.
Andy Borland - Served as Assistant Wrestling Coach 1963-1966. Andy served as Assistant Football Coach 1963-1972. He served as Head Track Coach 1963-1979 and served as Head Football Coach 1973-1998. Andy oversaw the athletic program that won 43 State Titles during his time as Athletic Director from 1977-1996. Andy also taught at Severna Park High School 1963-1998. He was inducted into the Maryland Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999 and was awarded the Anne Arundel County Executive's Citation for coaching in the Big 33 game between Maryland and Pennsylvania in the same year.
Betty Hallmark - Was an instructor, coach, official and community leader who almost single-handedly promoted women's athletics in Anne Arundel County. Betty created the first girls lacrosse program through the Severna Park Recreation Council. She created the first field hockey program in the public schools, and she was the first National Field Hockey referee in Maryland. She was honored to be the first woman inducted into the Anne Arundel County Hall of Fame in 1992. Betty received the Bob Pascal Award from the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association for her significant contribution to the interscholastic athletic programs. She received the State of Maryland Governor Citation in 1996, in recognition of her long and distinguished record as a vital force in the origin and promotion of women's lacrosse and field hockey in Anne Arundel County.
Frank H. Lafferty - During a twenty three year period at Severna Park High School, Frank Lafferty volunteered between 35 and 55 hours a week to the athletic programs. He was the equipment manager for football; helped the wrestling and basketball teams; ran the ticket sales at basketball games; pulled chains at Severna Park football games. In 1984, Frank received the Volunteer Service Award for 1,000 hours of service during one school year. He was nominated for the Annual Governor's Volunteer Award in 1993 and received the Bob Pascal Award presented by the Anne Arundel Coaches Association in 1994. Every year, the football coaches recognize and present the Frank Lafferty Unsung Hero Award to an outstanding player throughout the football season.
Dr. Sherman S. Robinson - Served as the team physician at Severna Park High School for 35 years, performing physicals for all athletes during that time. He examined over 30,525 athletes during the 35 year period at SPHS. Dr. Robinson served as President of the Medical Staff of Anne Arundel Hospital and was Vice President of the Severna Park Athletic Association. Every year, the Sherman S. Robinson Award is given to the top scholar athlete on the football team.
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