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Standout Saints Enter Hall of Fame

Standout Saints Enter Hall of Fame

During Alumni Weekend in early June, an extraordinary group of athletes was honored for their stellar achievements with induction into the Canterbury Athletics Hall of Fame.

Introducing our Hall of Fame Class of 2024:

Charles Glennon ’64, P ’90
Joseph Roberto ’94
Noah Rak ’14
Olivia Steiner ’14
1984 Girls’ Volleyball Team

Kicking off the presentations, Interim Director of Athletics and Co-Curriculars Padraic McCarthy ’94 welcomed Charles and Joe to the podium. Charles was a three-sport star at Canterbury, where he earned All-New England accolades in football, won multiple swimming and diving medals, and ran track for three years. He was also named Best All-Around Athlete as a Sixth Former—as was Joe following his final year of excelling on the rink and as a Captain for lacrosse and soccer. After scoring many clutch goals throughout his time on the hilltop, Joe went on to both play and coach ice hockey after graduation. 

Christopher Roberts P ’24, ’27, Mathematics Department Chair and Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach, then introduced Noah, who starred in both football and wrestling but really made his mark as an All-American lacrosse player, leading the Saints to a Division II Western New England championship. After college, he was selected 30th overall in the Major League Lacrosse draft and played professionally for three seasons.

The final honorees were announced by Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Athletic Training Misi Babington. First, she acknowledged Olivia, who was also named Best All-Around Athlete in her Sixth Form year. Like most of our inductees, her Canterbury career was marked by success in multiple sports—Class C New England championships in both lacrosse (twice) and swimming, Western New England All-Star in soccer, and Captain for all three teams. 

Finally, Misi called up representatives from the 1984 Girls’ Volleyball Team led by Coach Beth Menzie—at 14-0, the first undefeated girls’ team in school history. “It was gratifying to come back, connect with teammates and our amazing coach, and reflect on this accomplishment,” said Deborah (Smith) Arthur ’84, who formally accepted the honor with teammate Lydia Tenaglia-Colins ’84. “That was a special moment. We did something spectacular with little resources at the time, and it feels great to celebrate it and be recognized.”

Misi was delighted to pay tribute to these worthy recipients on such a perfect spring evening. “It was by far the most enjoyable and genuine Hall of Fame induction ceremony that I have been a part of since its inception,” she said.  

Congratulations to our exceptional Hall of Famers!