Athletic Halls of Fame
CHA Athletic Hall of Fame

2006 Inductees

Paul T. Aguirre '90

Paul was a stand-out three-year football star and track athlete at CHA. During his senior year, he was named the school’s Most Outstanding Football Player after setting the CHA single-season scoring and rushing records. In his junior and senior years, Paul led the city in rushing. In his final game at CHA, he broke the all-time rushing record for both Philadelphia and Southeastern PA. In addition to being named First-Team All-City his senior year, Paul was honored by the Daily News by being named to the All-City Decade Football team. Paul’s football career at Lehigh University ended prematurely by a knee injury.

George Bailey '79

George was a multi-sport athlete at CHA. He won 11 letters in football,   basketball, and track. In his senior year he co-captained all three sports. He received the William C. Harper Award three times for outstanding contributions to the track team and the A. L. Dowbenko Award as the Most Improved Basketball Player. He spearheaded the undefeated 1977 football team and in his senior year won the award for the Most Outstanding Football Player as well the J. L. Patterson Cup for best athlete in his class. George was twice named to the Daily News All-City Football Team. He won the Maxwell Award and played in the Philadelphia All-Star Football game.

Stephen L. Belmonte '95

Steve earned 11 Varsity letters at CHA in soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was co-captain and All-Inter-Ac in soccer, basketball, and baseball, as well as All-League in football as the kicker. Steve was a winner of the J. L. Patterson Cup as well as the Lawrence Mallery Scholar-Athlete Award. He was named the Lawrence Gibbons Number One Scholar-Athlete in Philadelphia and the William Ferguson Outstanding Scholar-Basketball player in the Inter-Ac. Steve was also the recipient of the prestigious Gold and Silver Medals from the Alumni Association. At Princeton University, Steve was a three-year starter on the soccer team and named to All-Ivy League and All-New Jersey soccer teams.

Brendan J. Kilfeather '90

Brendan won nine letters for football, basketball, and baseball and captained the football team at CHA. A standout linebacker and offensive lineman in football, Brendan received CHA’s Most Outstanding Player Award. He was named to the All-League, All-City, All Southeast Pennsylvania, and All-State teams as well as being invited to the Big 33 game. The Daily News honored him as offensive lineman of the year and placed him on its All-City Decade Team. In baseball, he was named All-Inter-Ac and All-City Carpenter Cup First Team. Brendan was a winner of the J. L. Patterson Cup as the best athlete in his class and went on to make many contributions to the University of Virginia football team where he earned four letters and competed in four bowl games.

David M. Kleinfelder '71

David was a CHA senior wrestling captain with a five-year record of 92-9-2. He was a National Prep School Tournament All-American, three-time Episcopal Invitational and Germantown Academy Tournament Champion. He was a two-time Germantown Academy Tournament MVP and CHA Tournament MVP, Light Blue captain, baseball and soccer letterman and J. L. Patterson Cup recipient for best athlete in his senior class. At Ithaca College, David was a four-year soccer and wrestling letterman, All-Conference, and captain in both. As a high school soccer coach in South Carolina, David has successfully led his teams to more than 330 victories.

Frank Laverell '29

Frank excelled on the football and baseball teams at CHA. He was the captain of the 1929 Inter-Ac Championship baseball team that outscored the opposition 100 runs to 30. He was the star quarterback on the football team, making All-Inter-Ac in his senior year. While at CHA he was the president of the Athletic Association and his class, as well as the winner of the Gold and Silver Medals. He went on to play quarterback on the 150-pound football team at the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to CHA to help coach numerous teams, including the successful 1941 Hall of Fame football team.

John D. MacEachern '77

John was an outstanding oarsman at CHA and Harvard College. Under the expert guidance of Coach Ken Dreyfuss, his CHA crews twice captured the Varsity Four with coxswain titles at the Stotesbury and Philadelphia City Championship regattas. In 1976, after his junior year, he competed in the Four with Coxswain, winning a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. He also played basketball and wrestled at CHA. He rowed for four years at Harvard and was elected captain for his senior year. John made the All-Ivy League First Team in 1980.

John D. Maine '79

Jordie stands out as one of CHA’s few varsity five-letter winners. In football, he earned honorable mention All-City, All-Scholastic, and played in the Philadelphia All-Star game. His CHA teams were 15-1 in his junior and senior years. He went on to play defensive tackle at Princeton where he started for three years. At CHA he also played number one singles in squash and tennis. In addition to squash in the winter term, Jordie wrestled, losing only one match during the season and winning the CHA Invitational Tournament. In addition to tennis in the spring, Jordie threw the shot put, medaling in the Inter-Ac track championships. After Princeton football, Jordie played on a touring A-side rugby team and played intramural ice hockey, basketball, and baseball.

James G. Masland III '86

Jim was an outstanding squash player and athlete at CHA. He won 11 varsity letters and was named co-captain and then captain of the squash, soccer, and tennis teams. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player on each of these teams. Jim played four years of varsity squash at Harvard, his team winning the National Squash Championship for three of those years. Jim played as high as number two on the team and was elected co-captain his senior year. After Harvard he played and taught squash professionally. He was selected to participate in tryouts for the Pan-American games. Jim coached the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s squash team from 1996-1999.

Robert H. "Maje" McDonnell H'06

Maje was a legendary baseball and basketball coach and former Assistant Athletic Director at CHA during the 1960s and 1970s. Before coming to CHA, Maje was the bullpen coach for the pennant-winning 1950 Philadelphia Phillies. In addition, Maje has served the Phillies as a player scout and most recently as a public relations officer. A recipient of four World Series rings with the Phillies, Maje is also a member of Villanova University’s Hall of Fame for his contributions both as a baseball pitcher and as captain of the basketball team. Maje is also a member of both the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for baseball and basketball. Through the years he has hosted annual tours of the Phillies ballpark for CHA’s kindergarten class.

David S. Sims '71

Dave was the first African American to play on three varsity teams at CHA: football, basketball, and baseball. He twice won the Outstanding Baseball Player Award. He also won Most-Improved Football Player Award. As a senior Dave was named to the All-Inter-Ac Honorable Mention Football team. A nationally known broadcaster with two Emmy Awards for play-by-play, Dave has called games for the NFL, NCAA Final Four Basketball, Major League Baseball, and Big East Football and Basketball. Dave has also worked as a sports anchor, reporter, talk-show host, and sportswriter.

1929 Varsity Baseball Team

Inter-Ac Champions
Overall Record (9-2)

Joseph N. Connors Jr. ’31
Victor C. Dixon ’30
Walter T. Grange, Jr. ’30
Norman L. Halpin, Jr. ’30
Charles H. Landreth ’29
Frank B. Laverell ’29
Benjamin S. MacFarland ’29
John F. Marsden Jr. ’28, PG ’29
George M. Montgomery ’29
Edward Swain Jr. ’30
Abram S. Valentine ’31
Wesley H. Woltman ’29

Coaches: Wilfred E. Kneeland
William E. Shuttleworth H’38
Captain: Frank B. Laverell ’29
Manager: William H. Terry ’30

1994 Varsity Basketball Team

Inter-Ac Champions
Record (19-4 Overall, 8-2 Inter-Ac)

John F. Beecher ’94
Stephen L. Belmonte ’95
Christian J. Davis ’95
Andre L. Dixon ’94
Michael A. Gizzi ’94
Thacher C. Goodwin ’95
John J. Hennelly III ’94
Nelson K. Henry Jr. ’95
Erich M. Hickey ’95
Michael J. Injaychock ’96
Charles M. Kuczynski ’94
James M. Lee ’94
R. Patrick Link ’95
Brian J. O’Neill ’95
Matt C. Paul ’94
Paul R. Sablich ’94

Head Coach: John E. McArdle ’73
Assistants: Mark A. Burke ’86
Janet B. Giovinazzo H’01
Ronald Larentowicz

Captains: Michael A. Gizzi ’94
Matthew C. Paul ’94
Managers: John L. Kozempel ’95
Aquil S. Stinson ’95

1977 Varsity Hockey Team

Inter-County Champions
Overall Record (15-2)

Lee B. Affel ’80
Henry B. Coxe IV ’77
David W. Decker ’80
Edward C. Haines ’79
David W. Hall ’79
Joshua Hopfinger ’77
S. Pemberton Hutchinson III ’79
W. Norris Jordan Jr. ’80
Thomas E. Nott V ’80
Edward C. Smith ’79
Richard F. Smith Jr. ’78
Francis P. Steel Jr. ’77
Jeffrey M. Todd ’79

Head Coach: Thomas J. Reid
Assistant Coach: Timothy L. McCabe
Captains: Francis P. Steel Jr. ’77
Henry B. Coxe IV ’77
Richard F. Smith Jr. ’78
Manager: Stephen J. MacEachern ’80
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