Wellesley Sports Hall of Fame

Here now are all the athletes and teams both past and present that you nominated for the Wellesley Sports Hall of Fame. Also included is what those who nominated these fine athletes or groups said about them. Wellesley Sports Hall of Fame

Connor Darcey: Class of 2012, star lacrosse goalie, went on to start at Penn State, passed away sadly back in June

2012 Wellesley South Little Leaguers

Harry Grosso: Varsity golf star as a freshman, little league legend, placed 36th at Mass Jr Amateur

Mark Murray: Class of 1974 Set 2 mile school record time and won New England 2 mile championship senior year, went on to Holy Cross and after graduation won the Silver Lake Marathon sponsored by Silver Lake Dodge of Wellesley

Renso (Rock) Perdoni: Football star class of 67, went on to star at Georgia Tech and play in CFL

Nate Freiman: Baseball Class of 2005, went on to star at Duke, now plays for Oakland Athletics

Thomas Claiborne: Football, Class of 2006, went on to play at BC

Mixed Sex Tag Football in 1955

Lexi Jones: Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball star, class of 2016

Sarah Goss: Field Hockey, Hockey, Softball star class of 2016, won Boston Bruins sportsmanship award

Greg Hills: state champion in tennis in early 1970’s

Jack Dolan: Football, Baseball star class of 2015

Harold Kashala: 2001, full back for football, dominant force, “man amongst boys”, could carry 3-5 defenders on his back. Passed away unfortunately a few years ago

Tracy Nesbit: 2001, three sport athlete (basketball, lax, soccer), scored 1000 points by her junior year

Ben Cluff: 1999 stand out in basketball, 1000 point scorer

Gidge and Johnny: From the falls

The Smolen Brothers: Goalie Legends

Joe Perdoni: Football star, went on to play at Georgia Tech. Passed away tragically earlier this year

The four Maples Brothers: Star hockey players

1999 varsity football super bowl champions

Bruno Perdoni: State and New England champion wrestler, football standout, track standout in shot put, hurdles, and 440 yards. Went on to Harvard.

Lisa Moore: Class of 1989, softball standout pitcher, set national record with 1000 strikeouts in high school career.

The Wellesley Youth football teams coached by Jim Fadule who won back to back New England region titles and a national title in 2013.

Ray Llg: Middle 60’s, played for Patriots

Bobby Marchione: 1999 graduate, football, all time leading rusher in WHS history, went on to serve in marines, now coaches for the high school team.

Undefeated football team of 1953

Undefeated football team of 1962: Captains Andy McNeil and Mike Mastro

Miles C. Page: Mr Wellesley, coached Little League, Babe Ruth, and the first Wellesley Legion baseball team, scholarship named in his honor.

Jack Sanford: Baseball, Class of 1947, Went on to pitch in majors including as starter for Giants in 1962, threw a complete game shutout against Yankees in game 2 of World Series, had plaque in lower gym of old high school

Paul Niccolo: Toured country as jockey, first Wellesley athlete to make $100,000 per year

Ace Adams: Baseball, class of 1971, stared at Michigan, recieved two world series rings with Red Sox as batting practice pitcher

Joe Roberts: Founder of Terriers Sports camp, and former Wellesley Little League president

Blake Dietrick: Class of 2011, all time leading scorer in girls basketball history, went on to play at Princeton

Marylouise Dixon: Class of 2010, 1000 point scorer, went on to play at Stonehill

2008 girls basketball state championship team

George Kerrivan, Rocky Edwards, and Don LaBorne: All WHS football standouts and later WHS coaches

Bob Latessa: Wellesley resident, three sport star at Thayer Academy, captained undefeated football team, national prep wrestling champion, went on to star in 3 sports at Wesleyan College, held all time rushing record there for a while, went on to become head wrestling coach at Lehigh University

Greg Comella: Wellesley resident, football, went on to play for New York Giants, including in Super Bowl.

11 thoughts on “Wellesley Sports Hall of Fame

  1. You forgot Bobby Marchione, class of 1999, Wellesley’s all time leading rusher, went on to serve in the Marines, now is an amazing single Dad and coaches Wellesley football with Jesse Davis and coach Griff. Please add him!


  2. Great selections. Consider adding Ace Adams star hurler for WHS ’71 who stared at Michigan and received two World Series rings with the Red Sox as batting practice pitcher.


  3. I would like to nominate GARY PAGE class of 75, for the Wellesley Sport Hall of Fame, He played Baseball, Hockey and Hootball.


  4. Awesome post, Robbie.

    I’d add Antone McCatty, who ran 10.3 seconds in the 100m. One of the fastest sprinters in Massachusetts history.

    Also, Mike Stone – he was a two-time All-American at both Wellesley High and Middlebury College. He went on to play professionally for the Boston Cannons, where he won an MLL Championship in 2011 and was named an all star in 2012. Not to mention, he’s a stand-up guy.


  5. How about the 1969 Junior High undefeated football team led by Mike Gibson and others. They were 6-0 and outscored their opponents by something like 240-54. And speaking of Mike Gibson why not put him in. Unless he already is. He was a star 3 sport athlete in Junior High and a 2 sport star in high school. My dad said he was as good as any sophomore high school player he ever saw.


  6. perhaps you might know somebody to pin down the 1950’s when ted williams at the time living in wellesley was kicked off the kelly field by the baseball coach george kerivan. at the time there was a baseball game going on and the boston papers had a headline about it the next day. There has to be somebody alive who can provide the dates and info


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