On Thursday, June 21, PMA held our inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame.
We honored Mr. Stephen Stankus, long time History teacher and Athletic Director as well as the 1994 Varsity Softball Team.
Ten of the original thirteen members of the softball team were in attendance, nine in person and one via Skype, from Spain. The team was recognized for their incredible teamwork and accomplishments for being the first and only Division III Softball Champions in PMA history.
Mr. Stankus was honored for his dedication to the PMA sports program. He has served as coach and AD for over 30 years combined, and has fervently mentored and coached hundreds of young women, and recently young men. This year Mr. Stankus will retire as PMA’s Athletic Director and will focus all of his energy teaching History.
Speakers of the evening included Maureen Wilson-Leal, ’94, key member of the Varsity team. Mr. Eugene Ward, former PMA History Teacher and long-time friend of Mr. Stankus, and Mr. Glenn Keating, first Athletic Director. A special thank you to Sean Reardon, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach, for being the Master of Ceremonies.
L-R: Stephen Stankus, Maureen Wilson-Leal,’94, Heather Viti Kelly, ’94, Lauren Russell Murray, ’96, Lauren Perrochi Powers, ’94, Linda Deziel Sherry, ’94 (on phone), Colleen Lanctot, ’94, Jennifer Gaudet, ’96, Kathleen Connors, ’94, Kathleen Carroll Sanzi, ’95, Jennifer Baggett Kobrenski, ’94.
*event sponsored by
PMA Athletic Hall of Fame