Athletic Hall of Fame

The Ponaganset Athletic Hall of Fame


***The Sixth Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, October 1st, 2016***

***We have a New, Abridged Nomination Form (see below)***

The Hall of Fame will be honoring six of Ponaganset's finest student-athletes and one team in 2016 for their significant contributions to athletics.  All are welcome to join us to celebrate these tremendous individuals in the fall.  For tickets to the Hall of Fame banquet please contact Mr. Michael Ferns at Ponaganset Middle School, (401)710-7500 x2163.

The 2015 Induction Class:
Student Athletes:

  • 1995-1996 Girls Basketball Team
  • Anthony DeCesare Jr. (Class of 1979)
  • Mary-Beth Gubata (Class of 1989)
  • Carolyn Robin-Martin (Class of1999)
  • Eden Hindley-Spierdowis (Class of1994)
  • Stephen Whelan (Class of 1990)
  • Stephan Winsor (Class of 1965)




Past Inductees

Student Athletes:

  • Stephen Alexander
  • Stephanie Boisvert
  • Kristen Brown
  • Joe Bucci
  • Russ Burlingame
  • Steve Canis
  • Kerrie (Fletcher) Carpenter
  • Beth Connealy
  • Jim Connealy
  • Peter Ercolano
  • A. Brian Fell
  • Guy Mason
  • Debora Nelson
  • Stephanie Pezzullo
  • Elizabeth Lawrence Russillo
  • Mark Santucci
  • Anthony Sasso
  • Jason Shipp
  • Glen Sherman
  • Helene Stockwell
  • Julie Stockwell
  • Art Theroux
  • Neal Tracy
  • Dean Yeadon


  • The Intrepid 13; 1975 Football Team


Coaches & Administrators:

  • Avie Avedesian
  • Joe Brown
  • Beverly Bryant
  • Carl T. Buckley
  • Kathy Hazard
  • Eunice Hindley
  • Glenn "Bud" Hopkins
  • Allen Huestis
  • George Jaques
  • Jack Kelly
  • Pat Pedder
  • Ken Potter
  • Roland "Red" Rabitor
  • Paul Shawver
  • Ted Stebbins
  • James "Mac" Wright



Purpose of the Ponaganset Athletic Hall of Fame:The purpose of the Ponaganset High School Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who have had significant accomplishments, achievements, and contributions through their involvement in Ponaganset high school athletic programs.

Hall of Fame nominees shall include individuals who, through distinguished achievement, have excelled in one or more high school athletic programs offered through Ponaganset High School. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. These individuals can be nominated in one or more of the following categories: Student Athlete, School Administrator, Athletic Director, Coach, Team, or Community Supporter.  As a guideline, athletes and teams must wait ten years before being eligible for the Hall of Fame, while all other nominees must be retired from Ponaganset Athletics for at least five years.

The Hall of Fame Committee, chaired by longtime Ponaganset Athletic Director Mr. Alan Huestis, will accept nominations until the March 15 deadline.  All nominations received after that date will be kept by the committee and are eligible for future induction classes.  The official nomination form can be downloaded below and are available in the high school main office.  

As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ponaganset High School, we welcome all to celebrate the rich tradition of Ponaganset Athletics at our Annual Banquet each Fall.  Any questions about the Ponaganset Hall of Fame, the annual banquet, or the nomination process, please contact the Athletic Director, Tom Marcello, at (401)710-7500  x3360.


Ponaganset Athletic HOF Nomination Form 

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