Congratulations to the five standout Saints who were inducted into our Athletics Hall of Fame during Alumni Weekend this past Friday!
One honoree was inducted posthumously:
R. Sargent Shriver ’34, football, basketball, baseball—Sarge was captain on all three of his varsity teams at Canterbury and led the baseball team in batting average during his Fifth and Sixth Form seasons. His daughter, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Maria Shriver, accepted the honor via video.
The other inductees included:
Joseph E. Flanagan ’88, hockey and baseball—Joe especially excelled on the ice, where he was team captain, scored 100 points in 1987, was named New England Offensive Most Valuable Player, and went on to be drafted by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
Ross G. Moscatelli ’91, soccer, hockey, lacrosse—Ross was a lacrosse standout, serving as team captain and earning a number of awards, including being named an All American and the Division I Western New England Prep School Offensive Player of the Year.
Lauren B. Falcone ’01, field hockey, basketball, softball—Lauren was a captain of both the field hockey and basketball squads. She was the first Canterbury female to score 1,000 points in basketball, leading to her being named an All-Conference and NEPSAC All-Star in 2001.
Krista R. O’Gara ’12, volleyball, basketball, softball—Krista finished her basketball career as Canterbury’s all-team scoring leader (both girls and boys) with 1,637 career points. A three-time basketball team MVP and New England All Star, she was named Best All-Around Female Athlete in 2012.
At the ceremony held on campus, Director of Athletics Jim Stone P ’23, ’24 sang the praises of our latest Hall of Famers. “There is great pride in the history of the Saints program, and it is a privilege for me to be a part of this,” he said. “The Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes those alumni, coaches, and teams whose accomplishments have been of the highest caliber and have brought honor and distinction to Canterbury School. We are thrilled to present another class that spans across generations and decades, representing many different sports at Canterbury.”
Krista was both delighted and humbled to be a part of the special evening. "It was such an incredible experience being back on the beautiful hilltop surrounded by my family, friends, and coaches," she said. "I am honored to be inducted with these four phenomenal athletes. I will always consider myself lucky to be a graduate of Canterbury and a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame."
Kudos to all of our 2023 Hall of Famers!