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ESCC Hall of Fame

The East Suburban Catholic Conference honored its 16th Hall of Fame Class of 12 on Thursday, April 20, 2023 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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Original Class


Class of 2023
Frank Kaminsky, Benet Academy
Dave Sobolewski, Benet Academy
Dave Douglas, Joliet Catholic
Samantha Quigley, Joliet Catholic
Melissa Gergel, Marian Catholic
Mary Pat Connolly, Marist
Mike Manno, Nazareth / Saint Viator
Kevin Clancy, Notre Dame College Prep
Mark Heidersbach, Notre Dame College Prep
Sam Maniscalco, Saint Patrick
Loryn King Kromrey, Saint Viator
Lauren Weber Gaeger, Saint Viator

The Class of 2022...
2023 ESCC Hall of Fame

ESCC Hall of Fame to induct 12 on April 20

Highlighted by current NBA standout Frank Kaminsky (Benet Academy) and former three-sport Joliet Catholic star and current women’s basketball head coach at SIU-Edwardsville Samantha Quigley, the East Suburban Catholic Conference will induct 12 to its Hall of Fame on April 20 at Abbington Banquet Hall in Glen Ellyn.

The resumes of the dozen in the 2023 class are filled with impressive achievements and championships, both on the playing and coaching level. It also includes a handful of mentors who have returned to mold the next generation of ESCC athletes in current coaching roles.

Kaminsky currently plays for the Houston Rockets after earning All-Big 10, All-American and 2015 National Player of the Year honors at Wisconsin. A JCA standout in basketball, softball and volleyball, Quigley is in her second year at SIU-Edwardsville (her third head coaching assignment) after earning two Big East All-Conference selections at DePaul University.

Brilliant female athletes are a huge part of the inductees. Marian Catholic pole vaulter Melissa Gergel earned both an IHSA state championship and an NCAA national championship at the University of Oregon. Saint Viator has a pair of former dual athletes— Loryn King Kromrey was a Lion soccer All-Stater and third in state in cross country before sparking Notre Dame soccer to third- and fourth-place NCAA finishes; Lauren Weber Gaeger helped win a soccer state title for the Lions while also playing basketball, then helped lead Marquette University soccer to the Sweet 16.

On the men’s side, basketball rules the honorees, including a pair of Notre Dame athletes who also check in on the coaching side. Benet product Dave Sobolewski followed up prep All-State honors as a three-year starter at Northwestern, while Saint Patrick’s Sam Maniscalco spent three years at Bradley (team captain, all-MVC) and one at Illinois after copping All-Area honors for the Shamrocks.

Accomplishments are deep in the Hall of Fame coaching ranks. On the sidelines for 37 years, current Joliet Catholic Assistant AD Dave Douglas has added to tenures in basketball and softball with offensive line coaching duties for 10 Hilltopper state championship football teams.

Current Nazareth AD Mike Manno makes the grade on the diamond, where in 16 campaigns he led alma mater Saint Viator to nine regional championship, four sectional titles and the 2017 IHSA 3A state baseball crown. Twenty-year Marist women’s basketball coach Mary Pat Connolly authored more than 450 victories, 14 regional championships and a fourth-place IHSA 4A finish.

Giving back to their roots is a trademark for a couple Notre Dame basketball coaches in the 2023 ESCC Class. Current head coach Kevin Clancy was a key member of the Dons’ 1997 Elite Eight squad and a team captain at Loyola University, while current assistant Mark Heidersbach was twice ESCC all-conference and a four-year starter and record-holder at Northeastern Illinois University.

Three IHSA state champion 2013 anniversary teams will be recognized at the April 20 event as well, including Bishop McNamara women’s softball, Joliet Catholic baseball and Marian Catholic women’s basketball.

Tickets reservations ($50) for the 7 p.m. dinner (6 p.m. reception) on April 20 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

The 16th ESCC Hall of Fame class brings the number of current inductees to 165, representing the current nine 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 High School 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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