Athletic Halls of Fame
CHA Athletic Hall of Fame

2013 Inductees

Dan Gargan '01

Dan was a three-sport athlete while at CHA and was a member of four Inter-Ac Championship teams: two for soccer and two for track. He earned 10 varsity letters, was captain of both the soccer and track teams, and a member of the Championship 4 X 100 Penn Relays team his senior year. As a sophomore he was Second Team All-Inter-Ac. As a junior he was the Horace L. Witman Soccer Team MVP and as a senior he was the MVP for the second time, First Team All-Inter-Ac in soccer and the League MVP and Honorable Mention All Inter-Ac in basketball. He was also awarded the J. L. Patterson Cup as the Outstanding Athlete of the senior class. He attended Georgetown University where he was a two-time captain. In his junior year he was chosen All-Big East Third Team, was named the team MVP, and selected to the NSCAA/Adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team. He started all 18 games and was the second leading scorer on the team his junior year. During his senior season, he was an All-Big East Second Team selection, NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team choice, and finished second on the team in scoring. The Colorado Rapids drafted Dan in the fourth round of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft and after the 2006 season, he was selected as the Rapids’ Most Improved Player. He has played in the MLS and the USL since 2005 with over 120 games under his belt and was a member of Toronto FC, who won the Nutrilite Canadian Championship in 2010.

Gilly Lane '03

Gilly Lane is one of the most decorated athletes ever to wear the blue and blue for Chestnut Hill Academy. Gilly earned 13 varsity letters and was First Team All-Inter-Ac in three different sports. On the varsity baseball team, he was a four-year starter, Second Team All-Inter-Ac as a junior, and captain and First Team All-Inter-Ac as a senior. On the varsity soccer team, he was a member of the Inter-Ac Championship Soccer Teams as a freshman and sophomore. He was selected Second Team All-Inter-Ac as a junior and as a senior he was selected captain of the team, the Horace L. Witman team MVP, First Team All-Inter-Ac, Inter-Ac League MVP, First Team All-Southeastern PA, and still the holder of the single season points record with 26 goals and 21 assists. In squash (where he was on the varsity since his 8th grade year), he was a First Team All-Inter-Ac from his sophomore through his senior season. He was a member of five Inter-Ac and MASA Championship Teams, a member of the 2002 HS National Championship Team, winner of the MASA A Division Individual Title his junior and senior season, and three-time U.S. Squash Junior National Champion. At the University of Pennsylvania he was Penn’s first Skillman Award Winner (An annual award given by the College Squash Association to a senior men’s squash player who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship during his entire college career), Team captain his junior and senior seasons, 3 time recipient of the Coonley Bowl (given annually to a Penn squash player for leadership and sportsmanship), Academic All-American as a freshman, 4 time MVP, 4 time First Team All-Ivy, and 4 time All-American. As a professional, he was ranked as high as #48 in the World, #2 ranked player in the U.S. and was a member of the 2008 Gold winning men’s team at the Pan American Games.

Jeff Larentowicz '01

Jeff was a two-sport varsity letter winner while at CHA. He lettered in basketball for two years and was a varsity soccer letter winner all four years of high school. He helped lead CHA to back-to-back Inter-Ac titles in his junior and senior year, was the MacColl Award recipient as the team’s Most Improved Player his junior year and First Team All-Inter-Ac as a senior. He played soccer for Brown University from 2001 to 2004, helping them to two Ivy League titles while earning All-Ivy honors all four years. He was a two-time Second Team NSCAA All-American before turning pro in 2005. He was a fourth round pick in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by the New England Revolution. While with the Revolution, he played in three MLS Eastern Conference Championship games and after being traded to the Colorado Rapids in 2010, he was a member of their 2010 MLS Championship team.

Josh Jennings '90

Josh was a three-sport athlete who excelled in both football and basketball while attending CHA. He lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and earned All-League honors in both football and basketball. As a sophomore he lettered in basketball and as a junior and senior he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. As a senior he was a First Team All Independence Football League (IFL) Safety, Second Team All IFL Running Back, was recipient of the Klinefelter Award as the team’s Most Outstanding running back, First Team All-Inter-Ac Basketball, received the Landreth Award as the Most Valuable Player of the varsity basketball team, and was chosen as the recipient of the Lawrence R. Mallery Award as the Senior Scholar Athlete. He went on to play basketball at Yale University where he was the captain his senior year. Dick Kuchen, his head coach at Yale, commented that Josh had “terrific leadership skills” and “his enthusiasm and teamwork both led by example. He was a tremendous role model for the younger kids as well.”

Frank Steel '77

Frank Steel had an impressive run as the Head Varsity Tennis Coach at CHA from 1985 through 1997. He stands as one of the most successful head coaches in CHA athletic history with an overall record of 132-57 (70% wins) and six Inter-Ac titles. His teams won their first title in 1990 and then won five straight from 1993 through 1998. The 1990 team was undefeated with an overall record of 16-0. During the stretch of five consecutive Inter-Ac League Championships, the team had an overall record of 60-9 with a league record of 44-6 and a 14-0 record during the 1996 season. He was also an assistant ice hockey coach, assistant girls squash coach and assistant soccer coach. Frank was an assistant with the Varsity Boys Soccer program from 1985 through 1991. He and HOF Head Coach Jim Talbot began a string of 8 consecutive Inter-Ac League Championships that began while the two of them were coaching together starting with the 1987 season.

Jonathan Freeman '94

Jonathan was a three-sport star throughout his high school career at CHA. He earned 11 letters while playing soccer, squash, and tennis. He lettered in varsity squash and tennis as a freshman and was voted the recipient of the Ann L. Witman Trophy for Most Improved Tennis Player. He lettered in varsity soccer, squash, and tennis his sophomore through senior seasons and as a sophomore was awarded the MacColl Award as the Most Improved Player on the varsity soccer team. As a junior he was captain of the squash team and received the John M. McIlvain Award as the Most Outstanding Player award for squash. As a senior he captained both soccer and squash, earned the Dilworth Lees Memorial Award in Soccer for “Sportsmanship and Leadership,” the John M. McIlvain Award for Most Outstanding Player a second time, and was named the recipient of the J. L. Patterson Cup as the Outstanding Senior Athlete. He went on to play soccer and squash at Trinity College. He was named captain of the soccer and squash teams his junior and senior years, helped the soccer team earn a berth in the NCAA tournament, and was undefeated in squash his junior and senior seasons.

Porter Shimer '67

Porter was an outstanding multi-sport athlete at CHA. He received 14 varsity letters in four years in football, wrestling, baseball, track, and tennis. As a freshman, he earned letters in tennis and wrestling and helped the tennis team to the Inter-Ac title. He lettered in football, wrestling, and baseball as a sophomore. During his junior and senior years, he lettered in four sports: football, wrestling, baseball, and track. In his senior football season, he was named First Team All Northwest, Second Team All-Inter-Ac, a Maxwell Club Player of the Week, and the Bulletin Scholar Athlete. He attended Princeton University where he played football his freshman year.
1990 Varsity Tennis Team
Inter-Ac Champions
Record (16-0 Overall, 10-0 Inter-Ac)

Jon Bartlett '94
Tim Brooke '91
Hupi Dawson '93
Tinry Dawson '90
Scott Greenberg '91
Graham Holland '92
Teddy Lloyd '90
Scott Lynch '90
Mike Masland '91
John Talbot '90
Captains: Tinry Dawson and John Talbot
Head Coach: Frank Steel '77
2001 Varsity Squash Team
Inter-Ac Champions
MASA Champions
Record (17-0 Overall; 10-0 Inter-Ac)

Jay Boothby ’02
Bobby Dickey ’05
Reid Halloran ’02
Ryan Hines ’03

Trip Kyle ’03
Tyler Kyle ’02
Gilly Lane ’03
Evan Lodge ’04
Robin Purple ’02
Bruce Saltzman ’02
Captain: Bruce Saltzman and Jay Boothby
Head Coaches: Ted Rorer and Jim Talbot
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