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. Each year during Alumni Weekend, new members are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on The Mall.
Thomas Sumners ’76
Football and baseball player Thomas Sumners was a force on both fields: He was part of the School’s first championship football team since the 33 Club, and finished his senior baseball pitching season with a 6-1 record. He studied government and law at Lafayette College and then attended Rutgers Law School. In 2008, he was named New Jersey Superior Court Judge and in 2014, he was promoted to the Appellate Division. Mr. Sumners and his wife Nicole live in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and are the proud parents of three Hun graduates: Shawn PG ’95, Thomas, III ’10, and Taylor ’11.
Nina C. Tinari ’98
Nina Tinari ’98, a resident student at Hun, played both soccer and lacrosse during her tenure. In her senior year, she was recruited to play both sports at Loyola University in Maryland, where she went on to focus on soccer and set scoring records her freshman year. Nina serves as president of T2 Consultants, a political and government relations consulting and communications firm. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. and has been recognized as one of the city’s emerging female leaders.
Leo Stinson ’02
Leo Stinson earned seven varsity letters during his career at The Hun School, in addition to the John R. Scott Memorial Award for his excellence in athletics, leadership, and school spirit. He went on to study engineering and economics at Lafayette College, where he was a member of the lacrosse and basketball teams and maintained a GPA above 3.4. Leo received his MBA from George Washington University and is currently Head of Balance Sheet Risk for Capital One. He lives in Great Falls, Va. with his wife Megan and sons Leo and Ford.
1995 Women’s Rowing Lightweight 4+
Melissa Christine Stevens '95, Jill Espaillat Quintero '95, Christina Krauthamer '95, Alison Kale Emery '96, and Erica Chawla Negi '98
The undefeated Women’s Varsity LightWeight Four, The Spirit of ’95, was initially composed of Melissa Christine Stevens '95, Jill Espaillat Quintero '95, and Christina Krauthamer '95. During their senior season, Alison Kale Emery '96 and Erica Chawla Negi '98 joined the boat and Athletic Director Bill Quirk took over as their coach. They were undefeated during the season, and went on to win NJ Garden State, the City Cup of Philadelphia, the Stotesbury Regatta, and Nationals.
“We belonged to the water we rowed upon, to the oars that propelled us, to the currents that acted as friend or foe.” – Christina Krauthamer '95
2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Polo Wagner Mueller ’94
“Coming to Hun as a junior, I wasn’t sure if I would fit in. One day, I had a fencing tournament where I didn’t do so hot. But Coach (Reinaldo Gonzalez) said four words to me: ‘You made Hun proud.’ And those four words made me feel like I belonged.”
Polo Wagner Mueller ’94, who began fencing in middle school, came to The Hun School as a junior and quickly made a name for herself, earning Most Valuable Player junior and senior year. She took home many state and regional championships in both foil and epee fencing and helped the team make the top three in State finals. Ms. Mueller was a Garden State Scholar, and received the Dartmouth Book Award for academic scholarship at graduation. She attended Penn State University, where she led the fencing team to three NCAA Championships while earning All American honors for academic and athletic excellence. She met and married her husband between her junior and senior year and transferred to The University of Washington in Seattle, earning a degree in Landscape Architecture. She and her husband, along with their four children, now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Erin Cahill-Wetzel ’99
“I wasn’t the most talented athlete or the smartest student, but I did well because I worked hard . . . I hope I can inspire others as my teachers and coaches here at Hun inspired me.”
Erin Cahill-Wetzel ’99 earned twelve varsity letters in cross country, basketball, and softball. She was the Trenton Times Prep Runner of the Year and set three course records in her senior year. Ms. Cahill-Wetzel became the third female in Hun history and ninth player overall to score 1,000 points in basketball. In softball, she was a member of three straight Prep Championship teams and earned All-State Honors all four seasons. She also earned the Iron Woman Award all four of her seasons, having never missed a practice or game. She continued setting records and winning championships in her running career at The College of New Jersey. Ms. Cahill-Wetzel works at Mercer County Community College, where she is the coordinator of the fitness center and swimming pool and serves as a strength and conditioning coach. She and her husband have three children and live in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Craig J. McGovern ’04
"Hun has given me a lot throughout the years, starting with my beautiful wife Kelly. I have these lifelong friendships with all of the people here tonight. Since I always played a team sport, I always needed the support of those teammates. Thanks for blocking for me, and (former football) Coach Law, for teaching them how to block. And thanks to those of you who threw me the ball. I am humbled by this; I cherish my time at Hun."
Craig McGovern ’04 earned varsity letters in baseball, basketball, football, and lacrosse. As a football standout, he established Hun’s all-time receiving yards record. He also earned All-State honors, was named a SuperPrep All-American in his senior season, was selected to the All-American Junior Combine and represented New Jersey in the 2004 Governor’s Bowl All-Star Game. He also excelled in lacrosse, where he earned All-State and Bianchi League recognitions. He graduated with high honors and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a civic award bestowed by the President of the United States recognizing individuals who give hundreds of volunteer service hours.
Mr. McGovern earned varsity letters at both Michigan State and Rutgers. He was a part of three bowl wins at Rutgers and was recently named by the Lansing State Journal as one of the best players ever to wear the number “88” at Michigan State. He is a Certified Financial Planner with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He also serves as class agent, sits on his 15-year reunion committee, and is a member of both the Red and Black Society and the John Gale Hun Society. He lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with his wife Kelly Ann (Stoddard) McGovern ‘05 and their four-year old twins, Everly and Gavin.
Nick Williams ’09
“The personal relationships define the culture here. My coaches all did selfless work for their athletes, and that type of effort for the kids is what makes Hun so special. That kind of commitment drove me to play that much harder, to study that much longer. It’s ludicrous to think that I did any of this on my own. I’m so grateful to have experienced Hun.”
Nick Williams ’09 was a member of the varsity football, basketball, and track teams, including the 2007 undefeated football team. During his four-year high school career, Mr. Williams scored over thirty touchdowns and totaled over twenty interceptions, which contributed to two MAPL Championships. He was captain of the football team at the University of Connecticut and ranks third all-time in Big East Football history for his kickoff return average. He is also the only player to rush, receive, return a punt, and return a kick for a touchdown in UCONN football history. Mr. Williams’ National Football League career began in 2013 when he was signed by the Washington Redskins. Since then he has played for the Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, and Los Angeles Rams. During the offseason, he returns to East Windsor, New Jersey to spend time with his fiancé Danielle, his family, and friends.
Scott Anderson ’66
Mr. Anderson was an eight-letter Hun varsity sport, four-time All-South and three-time all American soccer player, and collegiate assistant coach. He was President of Noblesource Consulting, and is retired to Venice, Florida.
“It took my attendance at my 50th Hun reunion two years ago to really appreciate and reflect on the impact The Hun School had on my life. We talked about the men who had affected our lives, like Sandy Bing, former faculty member, who was a friend to all Hun schoolmates whether they were athletes or not,” said Mr. Anderson.
“It is an honor to receive an award like this, but it was a great honor to play with people like Mike Miller ’66, Scott Page ’65 and Jack Partridge ’66. I always felt the guys here at Hun were rooting for me as I was rooting for them. I’d like to thank my mother and my father, Nancy and Dick Anderson, for having the foresight to send me to a school that would. . . have such a significant impact on my life. My life would not have been the same had I not gotten the guidance that I received here at the Hun School.”
Greg Rafalski ’73
“Thank God for making me a Hun School Raider.” - Greg Rafalski ’73
Mr. Rafalski came to Hun shortly after playing on the 1970 Ewing Babe Ruth Championship team. At Hun, he played football and baseball, and was part of the famed “33 Club” football team, which did not lose a game in thirty-three outings. He went on to captain both teams at Hun, and play both sports at Gettysburg College. His accounting and business career has included 30 years at General Motors, and work for Aramark and the Tajfel Group.
“I looked at the list of past inductees, and there were U.S. Olympians, guys who were in the NFL, guys who played Major League Baseball, and I thought, how did I get inducted? But I think it’s because of the coaches I had throughout the years. They instilled certain values that remain with me today: teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, discipline, and the will to win.
“I played baseball with Coach (David) Leete and Coach (Bill) McQuade, and we won the state title. It was all possible because of those values that they instilled in us. As Vince Lombardi said, ‘Achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.’ All the education at Hun wasn’t out on the athletic field. I’d like to thank all the teachers, who prepared us for life in college and afterward. And as Yankee Joe DiMaggio liked to say ‘Thank God for making me a NY Yankee;’ I like to say, ‘Thank God for making me a Hun School Raider.
Johnny Rooney ’93
Johnny Rooney ’93 was a post graduate at The Hun School in 1993, after graduating from Montgomery High School having been named athlete of the year - twice. He was captain of the baseball team, played basketball, and proudly performed as the Hun Raider mascot. Mr. Rooney received an athletic scholarship from CW Post, where he continued his baseball career and earned a bachelor’s in education. He has since become a physical education teacher, baseball and softball coach, and business owner in Montgomery, New Jersey.
“My PG year was the best year of my life. When I was a senior in Montgomery in 1992, we were eating Christmas dinner when I told my dad, ‘I’m just not ready to go to college.’ We visited Hun, and after listening to Coach Mc Quade talk for about fifteen minutes, and taking a tour, I got in the car, and said ‘Dad I have to go to school here.’
“After having Mrs. Kathryn Otero Quirk and Mrs. Carol Arnold as teachers and Coach Bill McQuade as a baseball coach, I knew I wanted to be an educator.”
Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98
Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98 is an attorney for the international law firm Foley and & Lardner. At Hun, she was a stand-out athlete who played field hockey and softball. She won MVP, Iron Woman, and Coaches Awards in both sports, was on four state championship teams, and won the coveted Faculty Prize at Commencement. She currently participates in triathlons.
“It was one of my great joys in life to be a student-athlete at Hun. The lessons I learned here as an athlete have been central to who I am. Playing sports at Hun not only made me a better and stronger athlete, it made me a better and stronger person.
“A key part of my education took part down the hill on the athletic fields. Going to batting practice in the gym over and over and over again, was about gaining confidence in myself. Going back for pre-season the second day when I could barely walk from the first day, was about resiliency. Playing a field hockey game in the cold pouring rain when the crowd was rooting for the other team, was about mental toughness. Playing softball against a local team in Puerto Rico during spring training, was about the importance of building community and togetherness.
“Walking down that hill at three o’clock every day, lugging my big bag of catcher’s gear, was about learning discipline. And wearing black and red and always having your shirt tucked in, was about pride and tradition.”
James Craig Stretch '67
James Craig Stretch Jr. graduated from The Hun School in 1967. Mr. Stretch was the 1966 New Jersey State Wrestling Champion. He was also the Penn Jersey Champion in 1965 and 1966, and the runner-up in the 1965 New Jersey State Championship. Mr. Stretch was also a member of the crew and football teams. In 1965, the crew team finished second in the Stotesbury Cup in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Stretch is a member of The Hun School’s 33 Club, so named for the streak of wins in football from 1966 through 1971. Mr. Stretch is an eight-time letter winner in wrestling, crew, and football.
After graduation, Mr. Stretch continued wrestling at Cornell University, where he was also a right guard for the Ithaca Chiefs football team from 1968-1970. He graduated from Cornell in 1971. He was founder of Croquet at Merion Cricket Club, and played squash for more than thirty years. Mr. Stretch was a commissioner and director of Lower Merion soccer for fourteen years, Gladwyne baseball for eight years, and was the organizer and coach of the first Lower Merion Township Middle School lacrosse team. Mr. Stretch is the founder and coach of Penn Star Lacrosse, the teams that brought national attention to Philadelphia lacrosse. Penn Star produced twenty-four players on the field at the final four NCAA Lacrosse Championship held in Philadelphia in 2003. Penn Star holds three upstate New York titles, three Core States championships, and has had numerous victories in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and New Jersey.
Mr. Stretch is the senior property executive at Main Line Health in Philadelphia, and is also the chief executive officer of Stretch System. He and his wife, Pauline, have been married for forty-five years and reside in Pennsylvania. They have two sons, Jamie and David, and three grandsons, Lucas, William, and Thomas. He is an avid sailor, hunter, and fisherman.
Morgan Battle ’97
Morgan Battle ’97 arrived at the Hun School in the fall of ’94 following his freshman year at Princeton High School. Over the course of his three years, he earned a total of nine varsity letters in football, ice hockey, and lacrosse, before attending and playing collegiate lacrosse at Lafayette College.
While at Hun, he was a two-time All-State selection in Football, earning 1st team honors in his senior year. He was a member of the Prep-A State Championship team in 1996 and was selected to play in the Mercer County All-Star game in the summer following graduation. As a three-year starter in hockey, his senior year he captained the first team in school history to win both the Mercer County title and the Prep-B State title in the same year, a feat not to be repeated for another fifteen years. That year, he earned 1st team All-County and 2nd team All-State honors. Mr. Battle was also one of only four local players to be chosen to play in the NJ State All-Star game, which included all public and private schools in the state. In lacrosse, he was a member of the 1997 team that won the Bianchi Division title, scoring the winning goal in overtime. He was a three-time All-Area selection, earning 1st Team honors his senior year, 2nd team All-State, two-time 1st team All-Bianchi Division and was selected to play in the New Jersey State All-Star game.
Following graduation, Mr. Battle went on to Lafayette College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2001. During Mr. Battle’s lacrosse career at Lafayette, he finished as one of the top scorers in school history. In 1999, he became one of only two players in school history to lead the Patriot League in scoring, earning 1st Team All-Patriot League honors in the process. He finished the ’99 season 9th in all of Division 1 in goals, 11th in all of Division 1 in points, and was the 2nd leading sophomore in the country in goals and points respectively. He finished his 2001 campaign as the 6th leading scorer in the Patriot league.
After Lafayette, Mr. Battle moved to New York City and began a career in media where he worked at Fox Sports. He soon met his wife, Brooke, and after several years together in the city, decided to move back to Princeton, New Jersey, and join the investment banking/strategic advising firm, Tucker Capital, which focuses almost exclusively on the education market. He works with brands such as National Geographic, PBS, and Northeastern University.
Joanne T. Deni '98
Joanne Theresa Deni began her high school career at The Hun School as a freshman in the fall of 1993. Ms. Deni captained both the soccer and lacrosse teams her junior and senior years; with the lacrosse team winning state championships both years. Ms. Deni received the MVP award for lacrosse in her sophomore, junior and senior years. She was named Best Attack Player for the team all four years, and at graduation held the school record of 200 goals. Ms. Deni also received recognition for both sports as she was named to the New Jersey All-Conference, All-Area and All-State Teams.
After graduating from The Hun School, Ms. Deni knew she wanted to continue to play both sports in college. She had numerous offers from top programs all over the country but not many schools were keen on allowing her to play both sports. Ms. Deni grew up watching the college powerhouse soccer and lacrosse programs at The College of New Jersey and decided to follow suit, where she would be allowed to participate on two NCAA National Championship teams. While at TCNJ, during her freshman year, Ms. Deni won a NCAA National Championship in lacrosse. Then after four consecutive years in the NCAA tournament for soccer, as a captain, her senior year she helped lead the team to a hard-fought NCAA National Championship victory. Not many individuals can say they earned National Championships honors in two different sports.
Upon graduating from TCNJ with a major in health and physical education/exercise science, Ms. Deni embarked on her first teaching job at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, New Jersey, where she was also the varsity soccer and lacrosse coach. She continued to teach and coach at Bernards for five years while receiving her master’s degree in community health education at New Jersey City University. With a residential move to Hoboken, New Jersey, Ms. Deni took the position of a health and physical education teacher at Hoboken High School, where she also coached varsity girls’ soccer. The school did not have a lacrosse program, nor did any school in Hudson County. It took a while, but last year Ms. Deni was able to start up a lacrosse program at Hoboken High School and is now taking the team to varsity status for the 2017 season. The first team in Hudson County is at Hoboken High School coached by Ms. Joanne Deni.
Ms. Deni is employed part time at Crossfit Hoboken. She has been an active competitor in the sport for the past eight years. She enjoys helping adults learn the new sport of fitness while also motivating them to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Paul Teti ’96,
Princeton University, three-time Olympic rower
Mr. Teti rowed crew and played football while at The Hun School. In 1996, he rowed as a member of the undefeated varsity four that won every major rowing championship including the Stotesbury Cup. After graduating from The Hun School, Mr. Teti went on to row for Princeton University. His Tiger team medaled at every Ivy, Eastern, and National Championship, each of his four years. Mr. Teti competed as a member of the United States National Rowing Team from 1997 – 2008. He is a three-time member of the United States Olympic Team. Mr. Teti has won ten national championships and is a winner of three World Cup medals and a Pan American Games gold medal. He is currently a principal at Normandy Real Estate Partners in Morristown, New Jersey.
Brian Giordano ’01
University of Notre Dame, former professional lacrosse player
Mr. Giordano earned seven varsity letters at The Hun School in basketball and lacrosse. He graduated in 2001 as The Hun School’s career scoring leader, was named twice as the Bianchi Division Player of the Year, and Trenton Times Player of the Year. He was a member of the Prep A State Championship lacrosse team in 1998, earned All State honors as a junior and senior, and was named to the All State Team in basketball. During Mr. Giordano’s lacrosse career at the University of Note Dame, he scored fifty-five goals and had twenty-six assists for eighty-one total points. He played in forty-eight of the fifty Notre Dame games in four seasons. In his final season at the University of Notre Dame, he served as a captain and finished third on the team in goals scored.
The Boston Cannons selected Mr. Giordano as the 23rd pick in the 2005 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft. He became the fifth Irish player taken in the league’s rookie draft since MLL was established in 2001. Mr. Giordano currently works at Tullet Prebon, a global inter-dealer brokerage firm in New York City.
Jamie Greubel Poser ’02
Cornell University, Olympic bronze medal bobsledder
While at The Hun School, Ms. Greubel Poser was a two-sport varsity athlete in field hockey and track, captaining both teams. She was a four-year member of the varsity track and field team at Cornell University, where she earned All-East and All-Ivy honors, and currently holds multiple school records including the heptathlon, pentathlon, and the shuttle hurdle relay. Ms. Greubel Poser joined the United States Bobsled Team in 2007 after her college teammate encouraged her to try the sport. After two years competing as brake-woman, she opted to become a driver. Ms. Greubel Poser earned her first World Cup medal – silver – in La Plagne, France during the 2012-2013 season, and then went on to claim the 2014 Olympic bronze medal one year later. Since 2012, she has accumulated seventeen World Cup medals, including three gold. Ms. Greubel Poser is currently ranked the number two driver in the world and hopes to represent Team USA once again in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
Matthew Shaine ’95
Mr. Shaine, a four-year varsity tennis letterman, earned a 56-12 record and won two New Jersey Prep A State Championships, while playing for the Raiders. Mr. Shaine went on to play number two singles and number one doubles for the University of Montana, where he captained the team during his junior and senior years. Following his playing career, Mr. Shaine became a renowned tennis coach. Coaching engagements took him to the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, California, the University of Oregon, Brown University, and Boise State University. While at Brown University, Mr. Shaine helped guide the team to the Ivy League Championship and NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach in 2005. Three players who Mr. Shaine coached subsequently achieved ATP doubles rankings among the top 100 players in the world, one of whom reached the quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships in two successive years. Mr. Shaine’s was twice named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
Christopher Monfiletto ’00
Mr. Monfiletto, a talented two sport athlete at The Hun School, excelled on both the football field and baseball diamond, where he was captain of both teams during his senior year. He also received the Athletic Department’s Bobo Holmes award for his durability and fortitude. Mr. Monfiletto went on to play collegiate football at Davidson College where he captained the team during his senior year. Upon graduating from Davidson College, Mr. Monfiletto coached football at The Hun School, Davidson College, Western Reserve Academy, Lycoming College, and Kenyon College. Additionally, Mr. Monfiletto received his Master of Arts degree in athletic administration from Ohio University’s College of Business.
Jillian Fonseca ’05
Three-sport varsity athlete Jillian Fonesca earned twelve varsity letters in her four years at The Hun School. She contributed in soccer, basketball, and softball; and was elected captain five times. During 2005 Commencement exercises, Ms. Fonesca was awarded the John R. Scott Memorial Prize for her proven excellence in athletics, sportsmanship, leadership, and school spirit. Mr. Fonesca earned a scholarship to play Division I soccer at Colgate University. There, she earned MVP and Coaches’ awards and was named to the Patriot League Honor Roll. During Colgate University’s Commencement, Ms. Fonseca was received the Joseph Huther Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.
Stevenson Garrison ’05Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers immediately following his graduation from The Hun School of Princeton, Mr. Garrison has played professional baseball since 2005. As a left-handed pitcher for the Raiders, Mr. Garrison received Most Valuable Player honors all four years that he wore a Raider jersey. Following seasons with the Brewers and San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees claimed Mr. Garrison in September of 2010. He made his Major League debut at Yankee Stadium on July 25, 2011, when he recorded the final two outs of a game against the Seattle Mariners. In November of 2011, Mr. Garrison signed a minor league contract with the Mariners. He is currently pitching for the Long Island Ducks, in Central Islip, New York. Mr. Garrison coaches Middle School basketball and Upper School baseball at The Hun School.
Myron Rolle ’06
In his senior year at The Hun School, Mr. Rolle was the most highly recruited high school football player in the United States. He earned 83 scholarship offers from Division I institutions. He ultimately chose to attend Florida State University where he continued to excel on the field as a safety and three-year starter with All-American credentials in his final season. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout middle and high school and accumulated twenty-one advanced placement credits prior to his enrollment at Florida State. He graduated from FSU Magna Cum Laude in 2.5 years as a pre-med student. In 2009, Mr. Rolle was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and from 2009-2010, he attended Oxford University. He continued to train, and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 6th round of the 2010 National Football League Draft. Mr. Rolle is the third Rhodes Scholar to play in the NFL. Today, he leads two foundations for at risk youth, while attending medical school at FSU.
Julia Bonner-Eckel ’95
Ms. Bonner-Eckel ’95 played number one singles on the girls’ varsity tennis team throughout her four years at The Hun School. She went on to play number one singles and number one doubles at Villanova University, where she competed in two Big East Championships. Since graduating from Villanova University, Ms. Bonner-Eckel has competed in five nationally sanctioned marathons.
Trevor Tierney ’97
Mr. Tierney is the only goalie in the history of organized lacrosse to have won an NCAA Championship, an International Lacrosse Federation World Championship, and a Major League Lacrosse Championship. At The Hun School, Mr. Tierney participated in football, hockey, and lacrosse, and received the Scholar Athlete award during his senior year. He went on to play lacrosse at Princeton University, represented the United States in international competition, and played professionally with the Baltimore Bayhawks and Denver Bandits. He was named All-World Goalie in 2002, and was named to four MLL All-Star Games.
Since 1987, Mr. Nuse has coached girls’ varsity tennis at The Hun School of Princeton. Her teams have captured nine Mercer County Tournament titles, three Prep B State team championships, three Prep A State team championships, and three MAPL championships. In 1993, Ms. Nuse was named the United States Tennis Association New Jersey District Coach of the Year. She has been named coach of the year by the Trenton Times, Trentonian, and Princeton Packet on numerous occasions. Over the past 27 seasons, Coach Nuse has led the girls’ varsity tennis team to a combined record of 238-108-3.
Lewis Elverson ’33
Lewis Elverson was a four-sport athlete at The Hun School, participating in football, basketball, track, and crew. His athleticism allowed him to contribute greatly to the School’s varsity teams, highlighted by his participation in an eight-oar shell at Henley Regatta in England. Following his graduation from The Hun School, Mr. Elverson attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of football, captaining the team during his senior year. Following his career as an athlete, Mr. Elverson began his career as an educator and coach at Swarthmore College. He held several positions at Swarthmore including professor of physical education, head coach of the football team and track team, athletic director and chairman of the Physical Education Department. Mr. Elverson authored With or Without Padding and co-authored Football Scout. Mr. Elverson passed away in May of 1997 and is being honored posthumously.
Thomas Petty Jr. ’67
Thomas Petty Jr. ’67 received nine varsity letters in four sports – wrestling, lacrosse, soccer, and football – during his three years as a student at The Hun School. In his senior year, Mr. Petty co-captained the varsity lacrosse team, earned All-State honors in both lacrosse and wrestling, and placed third at State Championships for wrestling. He pinned all but three of his opponents over three seasons. During his graduation, Mr. Petty received the John R Scott Memorial Award for proven excellence in athletics, sportsmanship, leadership, and school spirit. Mr. Petty has remained active in athletics; he delights in a healthy golf addiction, a joy of swimming, diving, rappelling, and skiing. He has also coached wrestling and soccer for both boys and girls, as well as participated as a Cub Scout Leader.
Cecil Boone ’90
In his three years as a student-athlete at The Hun School, Cecil Boone ’90 earned five varsity letters – three in football and two in baseball. He earned All-Prep, All-Area, and All-State honors in both football and baseball. Mr. Boone went on to attend Bucknell University, where he played varsity football for four years and was twice honored by the Patriot League for his performance. Since 1998 he has coached and been the defensive coordinator at Granville Charter High School in Trenton, New Jersey as well as a coach, defensive coordinator, and vice-president of operations for the Ewing Recreation Football League. He currently serves as the director of football operations for the Lawrence Lightning football team for children ages 6 – 14.
Rebecca Jensen Flanegan ’92
From the time she enrolled at The Hun School of Princeton in the seventh grade, Rebecca Jensen Flanegan was a three-season student-athlete. Ms. Jensen Flanegan participated in field hockey, basketball, lacrosse, softball, and track and field, earning eleven varsity letters during her time in the Upper School. Ms. Jensen Flanegan was part of four State Championship teams (two basketball, one field hockey, and one lacrosse) and was regularly recognized by state athletic associations and news media in the All-State, All-County, All-Prep Team categories for her performances in field hockey and basketball. Ms. Jensen Flanegan went on to play basketball at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In her junior year, her team reached the “Sweet Sixteen” of the NCAA Division III tournament.
John Ruhle Jr. '66
John Ruhle Jr. was a senior co-captain and stand-out contributor to both the football and crew teams. He garnered three varsity letters for his contributions to football team, and four from his work with crew. Mr. Ruhle attended Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is currently the owner and chairman of the board for Reeb Millwork Corporation, a wholesale distributor of building materials.
Anthony Muscente Jr. '77
Anthony Muscente Jr. was a senior co-captain of both the soccer and lacrosse teams. In his four years of athletic competition, Mr. Muscente started in every soccer game in which he competed, earning four varsity letters. Three additional varsity letters were earned on the lacrosse team. Mr. Muscente was actively recruited for NCAA Division I soccer, before matriculating at Cornell University. He earned a double major in history and government. He went on to gain a degree in Law from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, Mr. Muscente attained a Diplomate in New Jersey Municipal Law from Rutgers University. He has practiced law for the past twenty-six years, and is currently a sole practitioner at his firm in Allentown, New Jersey.
Catherine Lawton '96
Catherine Lawton earned twelve varsity letters, participating in three sports each of her four years at The Hun School. Ms. Lawton was a rare athlete, competing in tennis, basketball, and softball. She was part of the 1993, 1994, and 1995 State Championship tennis teams as well as the 1995 State Championship softball team. At Union College, Ms. Lawton was a two-sport, scholar-athlete competing on both the tennis and softball teams. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology before beginning a career in sports communications at Princeton University and Harvard University. Ms. Lawton went on to Simmon College in pursuit of her Master of Arts degree in teaching. She is currently a seventh grade English and geography teacher in Natick, Massachusetts, as well as a middle school girls’ basketball coach.
Jordan Younger '96
Jordan Younger earned nine varsity letters while at The Hun School, excelling at every sport he played – football, track and field, basketball, and soccer. He was a two-time 100, 200 meter Mercer County and Prep A Track and Field champion. Today, he continues his athletic career as a linebacker in the Canadian Football League, as a Toronto Argonaut. He has represented the CFL East All-Star team on three occasions, in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Prior to joining the Argonauts, Mr. Younger played for the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins, and NFL Europe’s Frankfurt Rhein Fire, and Arena Football League’s Indiana Firebirds. Mr. Younger was recruited to the University of Connecticut, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. He also holds the team record for kick return touchdowns. Off the field, Mr. Younger devotes much of his time to anti-violence campaigns in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario.
Lindsey Tylus Foster '01
Lindsey Tylus Foster earned seven varsity letters: four from soccer, two from softball, and one from basketball while at The Hun School. In her junior year, she scored the only and winning goal in the State Prep A soccer tournament. A co-captain of the soccer team during her senior year, Ms. Tylus led the team to its strongest record to date. She was recognized by the Jersey Area Girls Soccer Scholarship Foundation, and received their highest scholarship for her accomplishments and contributions to soccer, academics, and citizenship. Ms. Tylus went on to attend Columbia University, where she competed on the Lion’s varsity soccer team all-four years. During her time at Columbia, Ms. Tylus became the University’s coordinator for their Harlem Youth Soccer program for underprivileged children. Ms. Tylus is currently an attorney at the legal firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney.
Todd Coyer ’92
Todd Coyer graduated from The Hun School in 1992. He earned nine varsity letters: four in football, four in lacrosse, and one in basketball. Mr. Coyer captained both the lacrosse and football teams (lacrosse as a junior and senior; football as a senior). Mr. Coyer was the starting quarterback of the varsity football team all four years. He compiled a record of 31-¬4 which is the School record and led the Raiders to three consecutive Prep A titles. He finished his football career with over 3,500 passing yards and over 1,500 rushing yards. He threw 33 touchdown passes and rushed for 14 touchdowns in his career. Mr. Coyer was also a four¬-year starter for the lacrosse team. He led the team in points in his junior and senior year. Mr. Coyer went on to play football and lacrosse at Fairleigh Dickinson Uni¬versity. He lettered four years in football and two years in lacrosse. His senior year in football he was named All Mid¬-Atlantic Conference wide receiver and team MVP. Mr. Coyer graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Mr. Coyer sits on the St. Francis Hospital (Trenton, NJ) fundraising board. He also volunteers at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
James Kopliner ’70
James “Jimmy” Kopliner attended The Hun School from 1967 through graduation in 1970. He was a member of the wrestling team his sophomore year; varsity football for three years as a fullback and a linebacker, and varsity lacrosse for three years where he played defense, midfield, and attack. He co--captained the lacrosse team in his senior year and was the leading lacrosse scorer in 1970. Mr. Kopliner is a proud member of the “33 Club,” the varsity football team that won thirty-¬three games without a loss. Mr. Kopliner went on to attend Missouri Valley College from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. Mr. Kopliner started the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League for boys in grades 5 through 8. Mr. Kopliner coached lacrosse for Tottenville High School in Staten Island. He and his wife Sonya live in Staten Island, New York; they have five children and seven grandchildren.
Robert Siegel ’88
Robert Siegel graduated from The Hun School in 1988 having earned six varsity letters: three in football and three in lacrosse. Mr. Siegel captained both the football and lacrosse teams as a senior and at graduation received the highest award bestowed to students, The Faculty Prize. As a member of The Hun School football team his junior year, Mr. Siegel was nominated for First Team All State and First Team All Prep, and also won the Coaches Award. His senior year he was captain of the football team, First Team All State as a defensive tackle, First Team All Prep as an offensive tackle, First Team All Mercer County as an offensive tackle, and also won an award as an “Ironman” for never missing a prac¬tice. Mr. Siegel was also on the varsity lacrosse team during his sophomore through senior years. As a junior he was a member of the 1987 Prep B State Championship team and won the Coaches Award. In his senior year he was named captain of the team. Upon graduating from The Hun School, Mr. Siegel went to Hobart College to play football but was unfortunately injured as a freshman, which prevented him from pursuing the sport further. Mr. Siegel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1992 and immediately became the National Chairman of the Young Voters’ Campaign for Ross Perot’s initial Presidential bid. Mr. Siegel currently serves as an Executive Director with UBS in Stamford, Connecticut, where he is responsible for all desktop support ac¬tivities for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, covering the In¬vestment Bank, Global Asset Management, and Wealth Management. Mr. Siegel and his wife Rona live in New Canaan, Connecticut with their daughter Jackie, son David, and dog Snoop.
William Quirk, Director of Athletics and Coach
William Quirk came to The Hun School of Princeton from the Pennington School in 1980 as a math teacher and athletic trainer. Living on campus from the time he came to The Hun School, Mr. Quirk served as the resident life director from 1982 to 1984 and became director of athletics in 1985. From that time, Mr. Quirk and his wife Kathy, the assistant director of athletics, have worked diligently to expand the athletic program, adding teams for the Middle and Upper Schools, changing the sports requirement to include an intramural option, updating the health program, and offering classes in CPR, first aid, and driver’s education. Mr. Quirk coined the slogan “AHA,” which represents the bal¬ance between academics and athletics at The Hun School. Under Mr. Quirk’s leadership, Hun Raiders have won prep, state, and national championships, and many have gone on to play collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletics. The Quirks were honored in 2007 by the School during its spring varsity sports banquet, where the lobby of the Athletic Center was named in their honor. He and Kathy live on The Hun School campus and are the proud parents of two sons, William ’99 and Patrick ’02.
Nicole J. Arendt '87
Alexander K. Buck '49
Alan T. Chalifoux '72
Gregory S. Cortina '71
Khalid Faisal '61
Maureen Gorman '80
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.