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May 19, 2014

St. John's inducts 24th Athletic Hall of Fame class

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Daniel Pucci (’94) starred on the soccer and basketball teams. He ended his Prep soccer career as one of the top all-time Eagles in scoring, and was the all-time points leader at Babson College as well as a two time NCAA All-American. He went on to play professionally.

Pat Barry (’78) grew up in Peabody and had a great career for the Eagles in baseball, football, and track. He led Eastern Mass. in both touchdowns and receptions in his senior year. Barry went to Northeastern on a baseball scholarship and was a four year starter in the outfield.

Michael Clement, class of 1974, was inducted posthumously. Clement was a track star, who won 11 different events in winter and spring track and set records in seven events. He won the high hurdles at the State Coaches Meet and was NE Catholic champ in both low hurdles and long jump. He also was a two way starter for the football team and went on to play at Mass Maritime Academy.

Six special state champion teams were honored including the 1988, ‘89, and ‘90 fencing teams; 1966 and ‘67 football squads, and ‘89 ski team.

“Buster DiVincenzo coached the ‘66 team, and ‘67 was my first year as St. John’s coach,” said Glatz. “Both teams were undefeated, but Buster had one tie in ‘66. It’s unbelievable to see all those guys again. Some have full beards now, and others have lost their hair. It was great to see them again.”

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