2017 Rice-Cathedral Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • Mary Evelti Guyette '34

    The combination of being a first generation American and being born into a family which embraced athletics make it no surprise that Mary T. (Evelti) Guyette embraced what America had to offer and emerged as a pioneer in Cathedral High School’s Girls’ Basketball program.
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  • Arlene Fraga O'Rourke '70

    If there’s one word that sums up Arlene O’Rourke’s high school athletic career, it’s commitment. It is best seen in her four year participation in both basketball and track. Off the field, it is exemplified through her four year run in the Rice Choir. Perhaps the most telling sign of her commitment was her return to Rice after graduation to coach three sports teams, including the Softball and Field Hockey teams, in their inaugural seasons.
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  • Douglas Carey '56

    In the 1950’s Cathedral High School was one of the larger schools in the state of Vermont with over 1100 young people making up the student body. There were also fewer athletic opportunities, as sports such as lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer had yet to make their way into the high school arena. So when a student athlete is able to be a four year starter on the varsity football team, as well as play basketball, baseball, and then track, that is a worthy accomplishment, and Doug Carey accomplished all of that and more as a student at Cathedral.
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  • Mike Cioffi '01

    When Mike Cioffi and Nick Landrigan arrived at Rice Memorial, the Cathedral-Rice basketball program had made 21 trips to the state title game (with eight victories), but was suffering from a 15 year drought. Hopes were pinned on these young men to bring home hardware and sure enough, they did.
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  • Nick Landrigan '01

    The point guard on a basketball team is regarded as the court general. He runs the offense and creates opportunities for scoring. It is no coincidence that as identifying positions from names such as “point guard” shifted to numbers, that the point guard assumed the number “1,” leading all of the rest. When reflecting on Nick Landrigan’s career, it’s difficult to find Rice-Cathedral athletes who have fulfilled the role better than he. A state champion, two time All-State selection, college standout, and Rice-Cathedral’s All-Time Assist leader, Nick has not only been a phenomenal basketball player, but has consistently elevated the play of his teammates through his selfless and skillful playing style. 
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  • Paul Reiss '03

    While we may not know how many Track stars it takes to change a lightbulb, we can be certain that it only takes four of them to win the largest meet in Vermont. All of Vermont found that out the hard way when the Rice “Supermen” of 2003 took the Track world by surprise, posting 85 points in the school’s only victory at the Burlington Invitational with just four athletes scoring. All of the four Supermen were multi-sport athletes, (Keith Nunziata ‘03, Brian Mongeon ‘03, Andrew Gill ‘03) yet Paul Vincent Reiss was arguably the most impressive of the squad. Perhaps the best witness to Paul’s athletic ability is his school record in the Decathalon. Additionally, his skills for the boys’ soccer team and role on the basketball team are testaments to his versatility as an athlete. A rare blend of strength, speed, and skill, Paul Reiss forever left his stamp on the record books and the trophy cases here at Rice Memorial.
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  • Drew Macartney '05

    Drew Macartney’s impact on Rice football can be seen simply by comparing the Rice football record before and during his time as a Little Indian. He joined a team that had suffered 24 consecutive losses in its previous years of competition. However, his presence as both a running back and linebacker for three years led them to a 24-5 record throughout his career, along with two appearances in the semi-finals and a championship his Senior year. Drew was a dominant and decorated football player, but more importantly, he was a leader and a role model for his teammates and classmates at Rice.
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  • Matt Tomkowicz '05

    Matt Tomkowicz enjoyed a charmed and remarkable athletic career at Rice High School, but one thing he was very bad at was losing. It was so foreign to him that he never experienced it in either Football or Lacrosse his Senior year. Matt’s athletic dominance gave Rice two more championships and  countless more stories, and he ushered the Little Indians back to the forefront of high school athletics in northern Vermont.
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