Bishop Stang plans induction ceremony for 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame

Sep 2, 2023

Event Date: 

Saturday, October 21, 2023 (All day)

Bishop Stang High School will induct two coaches, five players and two teams into the 2023 Hall of Fame. This is the third class to be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at the school.

The induction ceremony will take place in the John C. O’Brien Gymnasium on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Coach Lenny Rocha, who coached and taught at the school for over 39 years, will be inducted. His stronghold was his role as the Cross Country Coach, but he coached many different sports.

Coach Gerry Jennings, who coached the swim and dive team for over 20 years, will also be inducted. 

Players that will be inducted this year include Vincent DiSanti from '02 (football, winter track, baseball), Phoebe LaPlante Martin from '10 (soccer, basketball, lacrosse), Paul Matheson from '66 (football, basketball), William McMillan from '74 (basketball), posthumously), and Louise Vera from '76 (field hockey, basketball, track & field).

Bishop Stang will also induct two teams: the 1967-68 Boys Basketball Team, coached by John C. O'Brien and Richard O'Connor, and the 2004-05 Boys Hockey Team, coached by Coach Tim Drew. 

Members of the 1967-68 Boys Basketball Team include Kevin Bellavance, Paul Breault, Jack Doyle, Michael Dusoe, William Holmstrom, Gerard Kavanaugh, David Kennedy, James Mahoney, Joseph Mills, Donald Perry, Kevin Phelan, Thomas Ryan, John Thompson, and Manager William Veary, all coached by Coach John O'Brien and Assistant Coach Richard O'Connor. 

Members of the 2004-05 Boys Hockey Team include Joshua Anusewicz, Matthew Bach, James Berkley, Jeffrey Borges, Adam Cabral, Jake Clarke, Thomas Ducary, Christopher Gardner, Brendan Good, Jacob Johnson, Stephen Lopes, Ross Mandly, Patrick McCarron, Armand Medeiros, Jonathan Meunier, Andrew Parent, Evan Plante, James Potts IV, William Rocha, Kevin St. Pierre, Eric Tavares, and Brian Taylor, all coached by Head Coach Tim Drew and Assistant Coach Eric Labonte.

Event Date: 

Saturday, October 21, 2023 (All day)

Event Location: 

John C. O'Brien Gymnasium

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