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Saint John's to induct 10 into Hall of Fame

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 on November 30. Anthony J. Marzilli, of Shrewsbury, is among the 2013 inductees.

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.

The inductees will be honored in a November 30 ceremony at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. For more information, contact the school’s Alumni Office at 508-842-5353, or visit alumni.stjohnshigh.org.

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

Also at the Hall of Fame 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 character.

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