“I was caught by surprise when I got the call,” said Ferreira, who lives in Derry, NH. “There were a lot of great players on that ‘69 team. We won because of teamwork and camaraderie.”
Jimmy May, class of ‘91, created havoc on the football field and led his 11-0 Super Bowl champion team with 19 sacks. He was equally solid as a standout defenseman in lacrosse.
“I feel very humble to be here tonight,” said May, who now lives in Branford, Ct. where he is a mailman and has been the head lacrosse coach for 18 years.
Mike Ring (’94) also makes his home in Connecticut. As goalie on the soccer team, Ring posted 21 shutouts for the Tanners. He had a 9-2 record with a 0.96 goals against average at UMass Dartmouth where he also continued his tennis career.
“I was totally surprised when I got the phone call,” he said. “I didn’t know if somebody was playing a prank on me. “I was on some very good teams in high school. I used to play on club teams around New York City, but now I just play in the backyard with my son Nickolas.”
Phil Mitchell (’78) was one of the best baseball players to ever take the mound for Peabody High. Captain and MVP in his senior year, “Mitch” led the team to a 15-4 record and to the Division 1 semi-finals with both his arm and his hot bat. At Westfield State he was 11-2.
“This is a very special night for me, and I am very excited about going in with so many fine athletes,” said Mitchell, who still lives in Peabody and owns Champions Pub. “I played on a very talented team my senior year, and I feel I am representing all of them tonight.”
Monique McHenry Drumheller (1993) led the girls basketball team in rebounds and blocked shots from 1991-’93. A two-time captain, McHenry helped her team to a pair of league championships.