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St. John’s Athletic Hall of Fame

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts-

Saint John’s High School will induct nine alumni and one honorary alumnus, representing five decades of sporting excellence on the courts, tracks and playing fields of Worcester and Shrewsbury, into its Athletic Hall of Fame in November.

This year’s class of inductees is the 14th since the Hall of Fame began in 1989. The members currently in the Hall of Fame represent graduating classes from 1922 to 1999. This year’s group of student-athlete honorees ranges from the Class of 1953 to the Class of 1999.


Inductees for 2013, along with their current hometowns and varsity sports, are:

Mr. Richard McGrath ’53 (Posthumously): Baseball

Mr. Francis J. Foley, Jr. ’54 (Worcester, Mass.): Basketball

Mr. Anthony J. Marzilli ’67 (Shrewsbury, Mass.): Baseball, Football

Mr. Brian F. Foley ’69 (Holden, Mass.): Soccer Coach

Mr. James C. Garvey ’74 (West Boylston, Mass.): Football, Basketball, Track

Mr. Anthony T. Penny ’74 (Hopkins, SC): Football

Mr. Todd A. Smick ’86 (Medford, NJ): Football, Baseball, Track

Mr. Chad N. Kopp ’92 (New York, NY): Track

Mr. Brian J. Collins ’99 (South Boston, Mass.): Hockey

Mr. William Prendiville ‘H (Millbury, Mass.): Golf Coach


The inductees will be honored at a Hall of Fame Banquet at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston on November 30th, 2013.

At the banquet, the Saint John’s High School Alumni Association will present the Bruce S. Kopka ’71 Memorial Alumni Award to Mr. Sean McCarthy ’83 of Southborough, Massachusetts. This award recognizes a former student-athlete who has demonstrated courage, perseverance and strength of character.


For more information, contact the school’s Alumni Office at 508-842-5353, or visit alumni.stjohnshigh.org.

Saint John’s High School is an all-boys Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored college preparatory school. Saint John’s college preparatory curriculum has gained a strong reputation for academic excellence, but Saint John’s is also committed to the development of the “whole person”: spiritual, moral-ethical, social, intellectual, physical, creative and aesthetic. The school enrolls about 1,000 young men in four grades. For more information, visit www.stjohnshigh.org.

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