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ESCC Hall of Fame

The East Suburban Catholic Conference honored its 15th Hall of Fame Class of eight on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Abbington Banquet Hall in Glen Ellyn. The group includes some of the finest athletes, coaches and administrators in the state of Illinois since the ESCC began in 1974.

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Class of 2022
Mike Hand, Benet Academy
Joshua Ferguson, Joliet Catholic
Kelly Murphy, Joliet Catholic
Jack Heneghan, Marian Catholic
Duane Buturusis, Nazareth Academy
Brian Brosnan, Notre Dame College Prep
Michael Rosengrant, Notre Dame College Prep
Martin Gibson, Saint Patrick
Dave Mattio Man of the Year- Mike Hennessey, Notre Dame

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The Class of 2022...
2022 ESCC Hall of Fame

ESCC Hall of Fame inducts eight on April 7

Standout athletes who excelled in the East Suburban Catholic Conference and continued their tremendous success at the collegiate and professional level highlight the 15th ESCC Hall of Fame class that was inducted on Thursday, April 7 at Abbington Banquet Hall in Glen Ellyn. The class of eight includes an impressive array of athletes, coaches and administrators.


A pair of legendary Joliet Catholic athletes highlight the class. Former Hilltopper All-State running back Joshua Ferguson parlayed his time as a team captain at the University of Illinois into a four-year career in the NFL with Indianapolis, Houston, New England and Washington. The 2007 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year Kelly Murphy was a four-time All-American and also SEC Player of the Year at the University of Florida.


Multi-sport Notre Dame College Prep athletes also join the Class of 2022. After earning ESCC all-conference honors in football, wrestling and volleyball, Brian Brosnan was a member of the University of Illinois football Big Ten champs and Sugar Bowl participant. Michael Rosengrant (also football) was a three-time ESCC wrestling champ and state finalist, winning the 130-pound state crown in 1994.


Great athletes don’t find success without outstanding leadership, proven by a pair of coaching inductees. In addition to being a leader at the organizational level of the ESCC, Benet Academy Tennis Coach Mike Hand has guided the men’s squad to three top 10 state finishes, as well as 2016 IHSA state championship for the women’s team. Saint Patrick Swimming and Water Polo Coach Martin Gibson has guided the WP team to five top-three state finishes and mentored Swimming teams to four top-15 state finishes.

Upper level administration highlights the 2022 class in prestigious fashion as well. Former Nazareth Academy Athletic Director Duane Buturusis founded scheduling programs Athletics2000 (now 8 to 18) and Meanwhile Marian Catholic superfan and Assistant Principal Jack Heneghan (among several other titles) has represented the Spartans at athletic events since well before the Spartans joined the ESCC in 1990.


Longtime Notre Dame Football Coach and Athletic Director Mike Hennessey (the dean of the ESCC in both positions) will also be honored as the Dave Mattio Man of the Year.


Tickets reservations ($50) for the 7 p.m. dinner (6 p.m. reception) on April 7 may be made through any of the ESCC school athletic departments and more information and history are also available on the ESCC web site at


Ten IHSA state champion anniversary teams (bolstered by a two-year Covid void) representing six schools will be recognized at the April 7 event as well, including 2010, 2011, 2012 Carmel Catholic women’s gymnastics, 2011, 2022 Benet Academy women’s volleyball, 2010, 2012 Marist women’s softball, 2012 Bishop McNamara poms, 2012 Marian Catholic baseball and 2012 Saint Viator cheerleading.

The 15th ESCC Hall of Fame class brings the number of current inductees to 153, representing nine of the current 10 member schools and former members Fenwick, Holy Cross, Providence Catholic and Saint Joseph.


More information about the ESCC Hall of Fame or induction dinner may be obtained by contacting Chair Mike Hennessey, Notre Dame College Prep Athletic Director, at 847-779-8652.


Previous Hall of Fame Classes

Class of 2022 (release)
Mike Hand, Benet Academy
Joshua Ferguson, Joliet Catholic
Kelly Murphy, Joliet Catholic
Jack Heneghan, Marian Catholic
Duane Buturusis, Nazareth Academy
Brian Brosnan, Notre Dame College Prep
Michael Rosengrant, Notre Dame College Prep
Martin Gibson, Saint Patrick
Dave Mattio Man of Year- Mike Hennessey, Notre Dame

Class of 2019
Jessica Jendryk, Benet Academy
Christine Scheibe, Joliet Catholic
Jared Voss, Joliet Catholic
Tim Sovereign, Marian Catholic
Joseph Smalzer, Marist
Dan Eberle, Saint Patrick
Jim Utterback, ESCC Assignment Chair

Class of 2018
Lauren Rohan, Benet Academy
Connor Roth, Benet Academy
Robert Kuykendall, Carmel Catholic
Sean McGrath, Carmel Catholic
Coby Fleener, Joliet Catholic
Allie Quigley, Joliet Catholic
Josh Mattio, Marian Catholic
Lauren Haberkorn, Marist
Julie Schiffler, Nazareth Academy
Michael Jankowski, Notre Dame
Joseph Cermak, Saint Patrick
Joseph Carlson, Saint Viator

Dave Mattio Man of Year:
Dan Sharp, JCA

Class of 2017
Stefanie Foley Hull, Benet Academy
Dan LeFevour, Benet Academy
Fr. Robert Carroll, Carmel Catholic
Mike Taylor, Marian Catholic
Douglas Hunt, Nazareth Academy
Wayne Saunders, Nazareth Academy
Abe Badmus, Notre Dame
Brian Glorioso, Saint Patrick
Jonathan Kerr, Saint Patrick

Class of 2016
Lissa Vogley, Benet Academy
Andy Bitto, Carmel Catholic
Jim Nolan, Carmel Catholic
Jim Mendenhall, Marian Catholic
Gene Nolan, Marist
John Bowler, Notre Dame
Br. Peter Hannon, Saint Joseph
Mike Bailey, Saint Patrick
Paul Ducato, Saint Viator

Class of 2015 (release)
Philip Goforth, Benet Academy
Justin Pierro, Benet Academy
Jennifer Eckhart, Carmel Catholic
Michael Fitzgibbons, Carmel Catholic
Tim Kelly, Marian Catholic
Casey Taylor, Marian Catholic
Maurice Mitchell, Marist
Dennis Zelasko, Notre Dame
Rudy Presslak, Saint Patrick
Tony Freeman, Sr., Saint Joseph
Tony Freeman, Jr., Saint Joseph
Pat Mahoney, Saint Viator
Diana Morrow, ESCC Assignment Chair

Class of 2014
Dan Nagis, Benet Academy
Peter Paul, Benet Academy
Jack Simmons, Carmel Catholic
Mark Venegone, Carmel Catholic
Adam Savick, Marian Catholic
Tony Evensen, Marist
Gary Kostrubala, Marist
Jack Halpin, Saint Viator
John Dacey, ESCC Assignment Chair

Class of 2013
Gary Goforth, Benet Academy
Mark Yanule, Notre Dame
Dan Santucci, Saint Patrick
Jon Schaus, ESCC Assignment Chair


Class of 2012 (release)
Jerry O'Connor, Benet Academy
Jordan Wilson, Benet Academy
Jon Mikrut, Carmel Catholic
Mike Gavin, Marian Catholic
Carl Cozen, Marist
Don Kuehner, Marist
Bill Besenhofer, Notre Dame
Zach Bukal, Notre Dame
Niall Collins, Saint Patrick
Tim McGarigle, Saint Patrick
Tim Phillips, Saint Viator
Ken Maziarka, ESCC Assignment Chair

Class of 2011
Henry Wind, Benet Academy
Rod Whittier, Carmel Catholic
J.R. Zwierzynski, Joliet Catholic
Kerri Evans, Marian Catholic
Rodney Harrison, Marian Catholic
Paul Andreotti, Marist
Br. Richard Grenier, Marist
Jeff Dyra, Saint Patrick
Joe Majkowski, Saint Viator

Class of 2010

Kate Enoch, Benet
Dan Sharp, Joliet Catholic
Kevin Kelly, Marian Catholic
Jerry Verde, Marian Catholic
Larry Tucker, Marist
Bob Beckman, Notre Dame

Mike Hennessey, Notre Dame
Nan Airola, Providence
Patrick Duggan, St. Patrick
Jeff Berndt, St. Joseph
John Josten, St. Viator
Scott Zetek, St. Viator

Class of 2009
Sue Vodrazka, Benet
Kevin Kristan, Carmel Catholic
Don Heldmann, Fenwick
Bob Koleno, Holy Cross
Mike Goolsby, Joliet Catholic
Terrence Marable, Marian Catholic
Pat Quinn, Marist
Jack Cole, Notre Dame
Deryl Cunningham, St. Joseph
Dr. Joseph Schmidt, St. Patrick
Lynn Gaziano, St. Viator

Class of 2008
Joseph Fedinec, Benet
Jim Halford, Carmel
Dana Ballard, Fenwick
Emily Marino, Joliet Catholic
Kathryn Gleason, Marian Catholic
Al Brazen, Marist
Augie Genovesi, Notre Dame
Tony Reeder, St. Joseph
George Strnad, St. Joseph
Doug Reibel, St. Patrick
Mike Taylor, St. Viator

Class of 2007
Denise (Boylan) Egner, Benet
Scott Stahoviak, Carmel
Dr. James Quaid, Fenwick
Bob Stone, Joliet Catholic Academy
Mickey Griffin, Marian Catholic
Mark Gervais, Marist
Len Sitko, Notre Dame
Daryl Thomas, St. Joseph
Len Bertolini, St. Patrick
Mike Mroczek, St. Patrick
Bill Pirman, St. Viator
John Gillen, St. Viator

Class of 2006
(Inaugural Hall of Famers)
Ron Baumgartner, Benet (Pioneer, AD)
Joe Scordino, Carmel (Coach)
Jeff Zgonina, Carmel (Athlete)
Dave Power, Fenwick (Coach)
Mike Alstott, JCA (Athlete)
Gordie Gillespie, JCA (Coach)
Dave Mattio, Marian (Coach, AD)
Ray Balcarcel, Marist (Coach)
Bill Casey, Notre Dame (Coach, AD)
Jim Les, Notre Dame (Athlete)
Gene Pingatore, St. Joseph (Coach)
Isiah Thomas, St. Joseph (Athlete)
Max Kurland, St. Patrick (Coach)
Robert Artman, St. Viator (Administrator)
Jim Lyne, St. Viator (Coach)
Brother Richard Brady (Pioneer, ESCC)

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