Hall of Fame
The Hun School of Princeton Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes scholar-athletes and coaches whose athletic contributions are exemplary and have brought honor and distinction to The Hun School. Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are listed in the lobby of the Grant M. Shipley ’42 Pavilion, and new members are inducted each year during a special ceremony.
James Pietrinferno Firestone ’61
Jim Firestone was the center-halfback, or sweeper, for Hun's soccer team for three years and received All-State Honors. He credits his teammates Mohammed, Bander, and Khalid Faisal, Saudi princes, with helping him to be a better player by teaching him how to play European style ball, defend against good strikers, and how to kick corner kicks. At Bucknell University, he continued to play sweeper on another successful team, keeping the nation’s leading scoreless in his final game. He earned a bachelor's degree in geography and philosophy. He studied international law at the Sorbonne in Paris, and then earned an M.Phil from Columbia University before opening Firestone Real Estate in Princeton. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Firestone has been writing “poetry of place,” which is coincidentally similar to what Khalid Faisal has been writing as Poet Laureate of Saudi Arabia — both now play with their heads instead of their feet. Mr. Firestone plans to publish his Collected Poems and a long narrative poem called “The Legend of the Frogs of Frog Hollow” soon.
Sharon M. Papp ’82
All-around athlete Sharon Papp, who received Hun’s Scholar-Athlete Award in eleventh grade, earned ten varsity letters at Hun in softball, basketball, and field hockey. Her softball team, which she co-captained in her final season, won the NJISWAA Softball State A Championship twice. Ms. Papp also received the Hun School Coach’s Award for softball twice. In basketball, which she also co-captained in twelfth grade, she was named to an All-Tournament team; was selected to the NJISWAA Basketball All Star Division A twice; and received All-State Honors, the Coach’s Award, and the MVP Award. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rider University and a Master of Arts degree from Seton Hall University. Ms. Papp went into law enforcement and worked for several agencies for twenty-eight years before retiring from the Princeton Police Department as the senior police lieutenant. In 2007, the Association of New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement presented her with the Career Achievement Award.
Donelle R. Mitchell ’88
Donnie Mitchell, a Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, earned eleven varsity letters at Hun in soccer, softball, and basketball. Primarily a defender in soccer, she was voted MVP, received the Coach’s Award, and served as captain. She was selected to the All-State Prep A Team, First-Team All-Private, Second-Team All-Packet/Ledger, and Third-Team All-Mercer and helped lead the team to the Prep A Semi-Finals. Dr. Mitchell was an outfielder on the softball team, which won three State Prep titles. She was selected to the All-State Prep Team and served as captain. She also received the Coach’s Award in basketball. At the University of Virginia, she played on the club soccer and rugby teams, and then played soccer, softball, and rugby for various Philadelphia teams. She has a third degree black belt in Shaolin Kenpo and is pursuing a first degree black belt in Hapkido. Dr. Mitchell, who holds a Doctor in Physical Therapy degree, rehabilitates veterans at the Wilmington VA Hospital, where she is also head coach of the Delaware Veterans Wheelchair Sports team.
Orin Wilf ’92
Orin Wilf played basketball, soccer, and baseball at Hun. During his final year on the basketball team, the team lost only one game. As a baseball player, he placed great emphasis on improving his skills each and every year, and during his final season as a first baseman, he batted .485 with 44 hits, 34 RBIs, and 30 runs scored. He received All-State recognition and went on to play baseball at Roger Williams University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. Mr. Wilf has given generously of his time to Hun, serving on the Board of Trustees for eighteen years, hosting and attending alumni events, and mentoring young alumni. He has also established a significant philanthropic legacy at his alma mater by creating a student scholarship and helping fund the Wilf Family Global Commons, Wilf Family Baseball Field, and the new residence hall. For his dedication, Hun awarded him the Distinguished Alum Award in 2002. Mr. Wilf is president of the New York-based Skyline Developers.
Adam Epstein ’95
Adam Epstein earned four varsity letters in tennis and received the Coaches Award and MVP Award at Hun. In 1994, he finished the season undefeated, was Mercer County Champion and NJ State Prep A – Champion, and was named Trenton Times Player of the Year, First Team All Prep, and First Team All Mercer and First Team All-Prep. In 1994 and 1995, the team won both the county and state tournaments, with Mr. Epstein winning the state tournament as captain during his final season. He went on to play varsity tennis at Bucknell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He was the 2008-2009 Rockaway Hunt Club Grass Court Singles Tennis Champion and an eight-time Doubles Champion. Mr. Epstein, who served The Hun School as an Alumni Board member, is a managing director and private wealth advisor at UBS and the leader and founder of Epstein Partners.
Brendan Tierney ’98
Brendan Tierney earned a combined seven letters in football and lacrosse, serving as captain of both teams in his final season, and was a member of the 1995 Prep A State Champion football team. He was named All-American, First Team All State, and team MVP after leading the state in prep scoring for lacrosse. He broke the School’s career scoring record on a team that won two Bianchi Division Championships and the 1998 Prep A State Championship. He then played lacrosse for Princeton University, where his team won an NCAA National Championship and four Ivy League Championships. Mr. Tierney, who holds an M.B.A. from Duke University, works in product management in the Nike Football Category. He helped coach East Chapel Hill High School to a North Carolina State Championship in 2008 and was named OHSLA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011.
Thomas A. Monfiletto ’04
Tom Monfiletto played four years of Hun football and baseball and was captain in both sports during his final seasons. He was a starting center for football for two years and earned All-Area and All-Prep Honors and the Delaware Valley Chapter’s Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award. “Mono,” as he is affectionately known, was the starting catcher on the School’s baseball team for three years. The Raiders took home a state championship during his tenth grade year and had winning records during his eleventh and twelfth grade seasons. Mr. Monfiletto finished his final season with a .532 batting average, earning him First Team All-MAPL, All-Prep, and All-Area Honors, as well as the Coach’s Award and the John R. Scott Memorial Award from Hun. Mr. Monfiletto went on to play football and baseball at Hamilton College, where he was also captain for both teams during his final seasons. He would go on to earn a Master of Arts in Communication from Temple University before returning to Hun in 2015, where he currently serves as associate director of marketing and communications and head baseball coach.
Angela DiPastina McMullin ’05
Angela DiPastina McMullin was the number-one singles tennis player at Hun and captained the women’s tennis team her final season. She received the MVP and Coaches awards and was a Princeton Packet Girls Tennis Player of the Year. She won four Prep A First Singles titles; received two county titles; and led her team to two Prep A Team, two MAPL, and four county titles while simultaneously playing in the USTA. She received a full tennis scholarship to The Ohio State University, where she remains in the Top-20 ranking for the most singles and double wins. Dr. McMullin earned a B.A in Psychology from OSU, a master’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University, and she owns her own dental practice in Florida. She and her husband, Stephen, have three children: Connor, Aiden, and McKenzie.
Lance Goulbourne ’08
Lance Goulbourne was competing in tennis tournaments around New York City by age ten. As he got older, the competition broadened to the state and national levels. He also began showing potential in basketball as a teenager. He transferred to Hun in the tenth grade, where he was part of two championship teams. In 2007, the varsity basketball team won the New Jersey Prep A State Championship and the MAPL Championship. The previous spring, the tennis team also won the MAPL Championship. His athletic success led to a full basketball scholarship to Vanderbilt University, where he played for four years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to play nine years of professional basketball overseas. Six countries and twelve teams later, Mr. Goulbourne retired in 2021 and now works at Morgan Stanley.
Emily Gratch Readinger ’08
Emily Gratch Readinger was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the girls’ basketball team at Hun. She ranks second in Hun history for points scored and helped take her team to MAPL and Prep A title games all four years. She was named MVP three times; earned a McDonald’s All-American nomination; and was a First-Team All-Area selection; First-Team All-State and All-League, and League Player of the Year. She was also named Trenton Times Player of the Year and Trentonian Player of the Year. Ms. Readinger received a full basketball scholarship to Lehigh University, where she won two Patriot League Championships and two invitations to the NCAA Tournament. She culminated her Lehigh career with more than 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Ms. Readinger currently works as a director of talent at a private equity firm, VMG Partners, and resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Thomas, and their daughter Remy.
Nicole J. Arendt ’87
Alexander K. Buck ’49
Alan T. Chalifoux ’72
Gregory S. Cortina ’71
Khalid Faisal ’61
Maureen Gorman ’80
Robert Lechner,* first athletic director
Terry K. McEwen ’76
Robert L. Peters Jr. ’38
G. Paul Savidge ’62
G. Peter Savidge ’62
Donald S. Sieja ’63
Jac Weller ’32*
Dirk Whitehead ’71
Richard W. Ziegler ’71
Athletic Hall of Fame Qualifications
- A nominee must be an alumnus or alumna of The Hun School. Coaches, other School community members, and athletes with extraordinary cases may also be considered for the Hall of Fame.
- Eligibility for admission begins the tenth year after the nominee graduates from The Hun School, reaches retirement after coaching, or has been actively involved in the Athletic Program for at least twenty-five years.
- The nominee must have exhibited the highest caliber of athletic accomplishments during his or her time at The
- Selection is based primarily on athletic accomplishments while at The Hun School. Subsequent achievements in athletics and other areas will also be taken into consideration.
- The nominee must have been outstanding in the areas of scholastic achievement, citizenship, integrity, and moral character while at The Hun School.