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Sports Hall of Fame
Check out the Mount St. Mary Sports Hall of Fame by clicking on the "Hall of Fame" tab. The Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1996 and rededicated in 2007. It is sponsored by the Sports Boosters Committee and honors those athletes who have achieved the highest honors in their sports.
Mount St. Mary Academy
Sports Hall of Fame Nomination
The MSM Sports Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those athletes, coaches and athletic benefactors who have achieved the highest honor in their sports, and presented themselves as exemplary representatives of Mount St. Mary Academy through sportsmanship, leadership and talent.
Those selected to the Hall of Fame are honored with the placement of a photo plaque in the Sports Hallway. A listing of their achievements is included on their plaque so that current and future athletes, students and visitors can appreciate the great contributions of the inductees. It is our hope that students will have an appreciation of the inductees' various contributions to the great athletic tradition at Mount St. Mary Academy.
Vision Statement: Athletes will be nominated for acceptance and voted upon by a committee comprised of pre-selected representatives of MSM Athletic, Alumnae, Academic and Administrative departments. Athletes will be presented and inducted biannually during MSM's Sports Boosters “Taste of the Town.” Those inductees will be recognized by having a plaque with their picture and listed sport(s) and accomplishments placed on the wall located in the athletic wing of the school.
The selection criteria and nominating process is as described below. The nominee’s last participation at Mount St. Mary Academy must be not less than five (5) years ago. Nominations are accepted in writing or online submission at www.msmathletics.org by clicking here throughout the year. Hard copies may be submitted to the Assistant Principal for Student Life, Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217. The application deadline is June 30th of the selection year and nominees will be reviewed biannually. After a nomination has been received the athlete will be contacted formally to complete an athletic information sheet to compile all statistical information.
You are invited to submit your nominations for candidates who meet some combination of the following criteria:
- Graduate of Mount St. Mary Academy;
- Monsignor Martin League All Catholic selection for her sport;
- Monsignor Martin League MVP for her sport;
- Player who is selected to the All-Western New York Team of her particular sport;
- Player is a multiple sport athlete who has achieved two Monsignor Martin League honors either 1st or 2nd Team All Catholic;
- Continued participation in her sport at the collegiate level;
- Person made a significant contribution to the athletic program at Mount St. Mary Academy.
If you wish to nominate someone you may do so online by clicking here or by printing the "MSM Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form" which is located under the "Files and Links" tab of main athletic page. 2014 was a selection year for the Hall of Fame. 2018 will be the next selection year. All nominations should be submitted by June 30th, 2018 in order to be considered. Go Thunder!
The following alumnae have scored over 100 varsity goals in either Soccer or Lacrosse during their high school careers. The following plaques are displayed near the Mount St. Mary Academy Sports Hall of Fame.
Breanna Catapovic - Class of 2010
Molly Bagley Miller - Class of 1997
Molly Bagley Miller was the all time leading goal scorer for soccer for over a decade from 1997 until Breanna Captapovic took over the top spot in 2010. Bagley served as Catapovic's Varsity Soccer Coach from 2006 to 2009. Bagley's #16 soccer jersey is the only number to be retired in MSM history.
Leah Ponticello - Class of 2007
Leah Ponticello finished with 102 career goals to place her third on the all time scoring list for soccer.
Sara Slovick Eaton - Class of 2007
Sara Slovick Eaton is the all time leading goal scorer in lacrosse with 161 career goals.
Shannon Pelitera - Class of 2013
Shannon Pelitera stands second in all time lacrosse scoring with 132 career goals and 33 assists. Pelitera set the single season scoring record in 2013 with 71 goals.
Jordan Gerst - Class of 2009
This award is given in honor of the founder of the Mount St. Mary Academy Lacrosse program, Coach Bill Riffel. Coach Riffel started the program in 2004 and won Monsignor Martin League and Playoff Championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He posted a career record of 35 - 11 before retiring at the end of the 2007 season. In 2014, Coach Riffel was inducted into the MSM Sports Hall of Fame. This award is given to the player who embodies MSM Lacrosse. She plays the game with integrity, holds a deep respect for the strong traditions of MSM Lacrosse and she is a person of the highest moral character. The annual award winners are listed below.
2007 - Jody Lang
2008 - Nicole Faulise
2009 - Jordan Gerst
2010 - Laura Guinta
2011 - Shauna Murphy
2012 - Kourtney Selak
2013 - Stephanie Collins
2014 - Colleen Bailey
2015- Adrianna Durkin
2016- Maeve Christ