On June 6, 2018, 31 Holy Cross alumni soccer players and their coaches gathered to celebrate a reunion on the 4th floor terrace of the school. Memories and laughter were exchanged between friends throughout the night. Athletic Director, Keith Goggin ‘92, gave the men a tour of Legends Hall, where the jerseys of several alumni who played Division 1 or pro soccer after graduating from Holy Cross were framed and hung in their honor. They also had the opportunity to view a banner hanging in the gym in memory of Taso Pappas ’89 as well as a plaque listing recipients of the soccer award given in his name each year.
Holy Cross alumni joined Jim Conboy ’83, VP of Advancement, at the Mets. vs. Astros game on February 27, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Neil Filomena ’71 graciously hosted a post-game reception at the 1916 Restaurant at PGA Village. Contact Gail Sicoli at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about Holy Cross alumni events in your area.
22 Members of the 1977 Championship Football Team and their Coaches turned out to celebrate their 40th Reunion at the Olde Trading Post in New Hyde Park before attending the HC v Holy Trinity Varsity game where they were recognized on the field at half time. Making the day even more special was the Knights defeating their opponent 21-14!
Congratulations Denny Golden ’59 and Tom Ehrhardt ’81
Each spring, for the past 7 years, a group of guys from former CHSFL teams (players and coaches) gather in NYC to share stories of playing football against one another and catch up with old friends. This gathering, held on April 26th this year, is known as the Big East Blast, as the first event was held during the Big East Basketball tournament.
Individuals are honored each year by the Blast Committee. This year’s honorees included two Football Legends from the Knights! Denny Golden ’59, Holy Cross’ first Captain and recently retired President of Fontbonne University, and Holy Cross Quarterback Tom Ehrhardt ’81 who went on to play as a free agent with the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals. Also honored at the 2017 Blast were Renzie Lamb, a Chaminade grad and former coach at Williams College and JP Foschi, a Chaminade grad who played tight end in the NFL.
A record number of former Holy Cross Alum (players and coaches) came out to celebrate this occasion. Below are a few photos of the day and a link to view more pictures of what was truly a very special event for our School and its great athletic tradition.