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Hall of Fame

The Academy of the Holy Names Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes the superior athletic performances of Holy Names alumni and coaches. For more information on this honor or to nominate someone, please complete the form below. Nominations are accepted throughout the year and may be submitted anytime. An annual inductee selection takes place each fall.


2023 Inductees


2022 Inductees

Margaret "Emmy" Martin ’14 | Golf

Margaret "Emmy" Martin was elite on the golf course and racked up numerous accolades during her high school career, including being named AHN’s 2014 Senior Athlete of the Year.

Read More about Margaret "Emmy" Martin ’14 | Golf


2020 Inductees


2019 Inductees


2018 Inductees


2017 Inductees


2016 Inductees


2015 Inductees

Kelly Jackson ’99
Softball, Volleyball, Basketball
A three-sport athlete, Kelly was a five-year starter in softball, four-year starter in volleyball and three-year starter in basketball. Kelly was a member of the 1996 state championship basketball team and a member of the 1997 state runner-up volleyball team. In Kelly's senior year, she was awarded the Outstanding Athlete Award, "Most Valuable Player" for volleyball and softball, the Leadership Award for both volleyball and softball and the Dads Club Senior-Athlete Award. Kelly matriculated to Eckerd College on scholarship where she was a four-year starter in both volleyball and softball. She was a member of the Sunshine State All-Conference team in both volleyball and softball, was the James Harley Senior Award winner in 2003 and a member of the Sunshine State Conference athletic committee. Kelly continues to hold the Eckerd College record for career assists in volleyball. In 2003, she earned a bachelor's degree from Eckerd College, then earned her master's from USF in 2006. Post-grad, Kelly was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Adult Female Player of the Year by USA Volleyball-Florida region. Kelly continues to contribute to volleyball and softball as a high school varsity coach and club volleyball coach. As one nominator wrote, "Kelly is a very positive leader who inspired everyone around her. She was a friend to everyone."
Jose Jozik ’82
Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field
Jose began his sports career growing up on MacDill Air Force Base and in South Tampa. Jose was an all-county and all-state soccer player and was a member of the Florida state championship select soccer team during his 8th-grade year at Boys Academy. While attending Boys Academy, Jose played basketball and soccer and ran track. Jose graduated from Boys Academy and went on to Jesuit High School where he continued playing basketball, soccer, track, baseball and football. He was the captain of the 1985 team that beat city champion Gaither in the last game of the season. Jose graduated from Jesuit in 1985 and matriculated to Princeton University where he played football for the Tigers. In 1990, Jose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history and received a congressional appointment in the U.S. Military Academy. Working for human resources for more than 20 years, Jose is currently the director of human resources at EA Sports in Orlando, Fla. Jose is also a member of Jesuit's Hall of Fame. His nominator writes, "Jose is an obvious choice for the AHN Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a remarkable athlete, using his gifts to help his teams succeed. He continues to be a remarkable graduate, friend, husband and father."


Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Stephanie Agliano ’77
Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
SNJM "Light the Fire" Award
An accomplished athlete in volleyball, softball and basketball, Stephanie Agliano was particularly gifted in tennis. In her junior year, her thoracic nerve was affected by a virus that caused paralysis to her right arm and right back muscle. Defiant of doctors' recommendations to immobilize the right arm in the hopes of nerve regeneration, she continued to dedicate herself to tennis, building her strength up to an almost full recovery after two years and accepting a full tennis scholarship to Hillsborough Community College. After graduating from HCC, she matriculated to the University of Florida where she walked onto the team as an alternate. Stephanie is deserving of Hall of Fame honors for her ability to overcome devastating obstacles with a determination and spirit that is a shining example for all of us. As one nominator wrote, "She stands out not just because of what she has accomplished, but more importantly, what she had to go through to accomplish it-without complaining, just figuring out a way to make it work."
Sara Petrick ’05
Cross Country, Track & Field
Sara began her athletic career with AHN's cross country and track & field teams in middle school, qualifying in the FHSAA finals five consecutive years and achieving all-state honors in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter events. Matriculating to the University of Florida, Sara earned 12 letters while competing all four years for UF, being named to ESPN's academic all-American district III second team. While at UF, she was the team representative for the Student Athletic Advising Committee and was a member of the dean's list, the president's honor roll and the SEC honor roll and graduated summa cum laude. In 2012, Sara won the Gasparilla 15K and competed in the USA Olympic marathon trials. While at Academy, Sara won the "Esse Quam Videri" award and, to this day, continues to live by the school's motto, "To be, rather than to seem."
Lisa Companioni Smith ’98
GymnasticsAt the age of three, Lisa began her athletic career as a gymnast. She competed throughout high school, and upon graduation, received a full athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a high school freshman, Lisa created and performed a balance beam maneuver known in the Olympic handbook as "The Companioni" followed by "The Companioni II" in 1996. A two-time member of the U.S. Junior Olympic national team, she attended the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Lisa was the 1995 southeastern All-Around champion and the 1995 regional beam champion along with multiple state championship titles. Highlights of her collegiate career include 2002 team captain of the ACC championship team, multi-year Coaches Award winner for outstanding performance, two-time NCAA regional qualifier and the inspiration for "The Companioni Award," annually given to a UNC gymnast for "tenacious spirit." Lisa is a true example of success due to hard work and life-long dedication.


Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

Kim Healy Russell ’78
Swimming & Diving

A four-time all-American swimmer (1975-78), Kim was a five-year member of AHN's swim team. As a member of the 200 yard medley relay team, she helped lead the team to a 1977 state championship in that event and was also a member of the 1978 medley relay team that swam the seventh fastest in the country. Kim broke school records in the breaststroke and held the 100 yard school record of 1.12.00 for a number of years. Upon graduation, Kim went to Texas Christian University on a swimming scholarship where she served as team captain for three years. While attending TCU, she was a member of the medley relay team that placed first at nationals for division II, was a three-year all-American and was named the school's "Most Outstanding Swimmer." A true scholar and athlete, Kim graduated magna cum laude with an accounting degree in 1982.

In 2004, Kim's oldest daughter became a student and swimmer at AHN, and Kim made the transition as a team mom. In this role, Kim quickly became the "backbone of the AHN swim team" with Kim continuing to assist in this role through the high school swimming careers of each of her three daughters. Through it all, Kim has been a humble and unsung hero on the pool deck. As one of her nominators states, "The beauty of Kim and the reason for her nomination is not only for what she did for the team, but for the way she did it. She is the essence of an AHN graduate and a living example of "Esse Quam Videri."

John Marc Tamayo ’82
A "natural athlete," John Marc was a standout on the basketball court at Boys Academy, playing point guard for the undefeated Academy Crusaders during his 8th-grade year. As a student at Jesuit, baseball became his sport of choice. Named an All-County baseball player, John Marc was one of three players to represent Hillsborough County in the 1986 Florida All-Star game. That same year, Jesuit won the Tony Saladino Tournament, and John Marc was named MVP. After transferring from the University of Miami, he became a three-year letterman at Florida State University. Collegiately, he was a member of the 1988 Pillsbury All-Tourney Team in Minnesota, participated in the 1989 College World Series and was named a 1990 national semi-finalist for the Disney Scholar-Athlete Award. After earning his BS degree in 1990, John Marc attended Florida State University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1994. A partner in his own law firm, John Marc has continued to give back to the community through his service on many boards throughout his professional career. As one nominator states, "He was a successful athlete at the elementary, high school and college level and continues that excellence in his career and personal life to this day."


Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

Tara Hyer ’04
Swimming & Diving
A four-year letterman and captain of the swimming and diving team, Tara still holds the school's two diving records. While attending AHN, Tara was named MVP of the swimming and diving team for three consecutive seasons and earned the following accolades: first team All-American, Florida district and regional champion, Florida Catholic state champion and top-three finisher in the Florida state meet in each of her four years of high school. Tara was also a junior Olympic diving nationals qualifier from 1997 through 2002. After graduating from AHN, she took her talents to the University of Notre Dame where she continued to excel, receiving the Coaches Award and being named MVP of Notre Dame's diving team in 2007 and 2008. Tara earned the Big East championship in platform, was named an all-Big East diver in 2005 through 2008 and captain of the swimming and diving team in 2008. In May 2009, Tara earned a gold medal in the REAL diving, cliff diving championships in Mexico. As her nominator wrote, "Tara is a gifted athlete who is a wonderful role model and demonstrates the character that AHN hopes to develop in their athletes."
Jennifer Jacobs Cullifer ’04
An outstanding athlete best known for her softball pitching, Jen lettered in all four years of high school. She was first team all-state as a senior and second team all-state as a sophomore. Jen was team captain and three-time squad MVP. She was selected as district MVP as a senior and was named all-county during her sophomore through senior years. During Jen's senior year, the softball team went undefeated in the district and ended the season with 13 wins. If Jen was pitching, AHN was winning! Upon graduation, Jen accepted a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she attended on a full ride. In her four years at UNC, Jen finished her career second on the school's all-time home runs (31) and RBIs (144) list. As one of her nominators wrote, "Jennifer is the perfect AHN athlete-a lady who is poised and talented in the classroom and on the field."
Jay Trezevant ’74
Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Track & Field
A standout athlete, Jay excelled in all sports offered at Boy Academy: basketball, swimming, track & field and baseball. He was a repeat recipient of the Gold Shirt for Physical Fitness Excellence, a decathlon-style competition held up to four times annually, and set and held a collection of individual school records. Jay was a standout in the classroom as a steady member of the honor roll, president of Student Council and a yearbook staff member. At Jesuit, swimming became his sport of choice; Jay participated on teams that extended Jesuit's city-wide undefeated streak to 12 years. During Jay's junior year in high school, he experienced a catastrophic diving accident, resulting in injuries that left him quadriplegic. While almost impossible to imagine the mental strength and fortitude it took to pursue his education, Jay returned to Jesuit, completed his studies and immediately enrolled in the University of Florida where he earned four degrees-and undergraduate and Master's degree in accounting and a law degree and Master of Law in taxation. Now a federal prosecutor, Jay was named one of St. Pete Time "Ten People to Watch" in 2008 and a NY Daily News article noted that Jay is "one of the toughest, hardest working adversaries in the courtroom." Jay is an inspiration to all who know him and has never used his handicap as an excuse.


Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

Coach Mike Doyle
Physical Education Teacher, Basketball Coach, Track & Field Coach, Founder and Coach of Lacrosse Team (2002-present)
SNJM Light the Fire Award (first recipient)
Physical education teacher, basketball coach, track and field coach, founder of the lacrosse team and known to all at the Academy, Coach Doyle is a gifted coach and teacher for our elementary students. Nominated by an unprecedented number of current students, former students and parents, Coach Doyle is deserving of the special SNJM "Light the Fire" award in recognition of his hard work, commitment, loyalty and devotion to our students. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Florida, and Coach Doyle has been instrumental in its growth and is recognized as "one of the most respected lacrosse coaches in our area." As one nomintor stated, "I am reminded of St. John Bosco when I see him and how he engages the children. He is a fantastic role model."
Coach Mara Schultz* ’94
Physical Education Teacher & Swimming & Diving Coach [YEARS?]
AHN's beloved swim coach, physical education teacher and Golden Girls club moderator—Mara Schultz. During her almost twelve years at AHN, Mara taught thousands of our students from pre-K through their high school years. Mara guided AHN's swim teams to four city relay titles, a class A-region 3 team championship and qualified swimmers every year for the region and state meets. Her coaching honors included being named 2003 and 2005 St. Petersburg Times Swimming Coach of the Year, as well as earning the honor as the 2005 Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year. In high school, Mara earned all-American honors in the 100 fly and was a member of the state champion 200 freestyle relay in 1993. In 1999, she was named captain of Florida State University's women's swim team. Mara enjoyed a remarkable career, but it was the beautiful way she dealt with cancer that best represented her character. Always the teacher and mentor, she used her cancer to show her students how to live their life with optimism and enthusiasm, with dignity and with grace. Mara possessed an incomparable gift of making everyone feel special, recognizing each person's uniqueness. As one of her many nominators wrote, "Mara embodied all of the good things about the Academy community."
Robin Sharpe ’84
Four-year letterman and captain her senior year for AHN's tennis team, the team won three consecutive district titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983. During this time, Robin was first team all-county each season and qualified for state three years in a row. As the number one player in the district in 1983, she was named AHN's "Most Valuable Player." Her achievements led her to Auburn University on a full tennis scholarship where she was a four-year letterman. In 1988, she was named team captain and was selected as Auburn's tennis Athlete of the Year. Robin holds many records at Auburn including being fifth on the school's all-time career singles victories list (63). A highly successful business woman, Robin is currently the corporate account director for Cordis Corporation having been named the 2008 regional corporate account Director of the Year and a President's Club recipient. A true example of success as a result of her hard work and dedication, it is a privilege to induct Robin into the AHN Athletic Hall of Fame.


Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees

Britta Wilk McKenna ’79
Swimming & Diving, Volleyball
A 16-time high school all-American swimmer in the butterfly and freestyle, Britta was state champion in the 50 freestyle her senior year. Thirty years after graduating, she still held the school record in the 50 freestyle. Britta also started for the 1976 and 1977 state championship AHN volleyball teams. She received a full scholarship to the University of Minnesota and earned a degree in communications along with the distinguished President's Award for her leadership. She is in Minnesota's Hall of Fame as a three-time swimming All-American and Big Ten champion. As her nominator said, "Britta was an extraordinary athlete. Her commitment and dedication to the Academy's values made her a great ambassador for our school."
Patricia “Patti Jo” Casey ’87
Voted "Most Valuable Player" of her national championship club soccer team, Patti Jo spearheaded the founding of the AHN soccer program. As her nominator stated, "We did not have any team members of her quality or experience, yet she was willing to help others learn to play." Patti Jo claimed numerous honors during high school including Hillsborough County Player of the Year. An exceptionally well-rounded student, she was senior class president, editor of the yearbook and Dads Club Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete. Patti Jo attended Yale University where she was soccer team captain and all-Ivy League player in leading Yale to a number 13 national ranking. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese history, she attended business school at Columbia University and worked on Wall Street.
Richard Gonzmart B’67
A member of the first Boys Academy graduating class, Richard starred for the first Boys Academy sports team offered: basketball. At Jesuit High School, he was a member of the 1968 state championship football team. Richard studied hotel and restaurant management at the University of Denver and at the Escuela de Hosteleria in Madrid, Spain. As president of the Columbia Restaurant Group, Richard is a renowned benefactor. Among his many awards are the National Restaurant Association's Humanitarian of the Year and the Tampa Sports Club's Citizen of the Year. Richard is a Jesuit Hall of Fame inductee and was AHN's 2001 Alumnus of the Year. Wife Melanie Heiny Gonzmart and daughters Lauren and Andrea are AHN graduates.


Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees

Therese Cullen Seal ’60 | swimming & diving
Though she attended AHN before Title IX greatly expanded athletic opportunities for women, Seal always was involved in sports and many other school activities. She was a member of the Academy Athletic Association and the Varsity Club at AHN. Seal graduated from the University of South Florida and is the founder and president of Seal Swim Schools. In 2007, she was inducted into the U.S. Swim School Association's Hall of Fame. Seal developed an acclaimed educational water safety program for children and co-authored "Swim Safe Little Seals," an illustrated instruction book. 
Sherisha Hills ’98 | basketball
Hills led AHN to the 1996 class 3A state championship and is Hillsborough County's all-time leading scorer with 2,538 points. She was named a three-time All-American by USA Today and was The Tampa Tribune Player of the Year in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Following her senior season, she played in the Nike/WBCA High School All-American All-Star game in Hartford, Connecticut. Hills initially played for the University of Notre Dame before transferring to the University of Florida. Multiple knee injuries cut short her basketball career, but Hills continues to contribute to the sport through coaching and helping young people enjoy the game.
Eric Luallen ’82 | basketball, baseball
As an 8th grader excelling in basketball, Luallen led AHN to an undefeated regular season and started in the Christian Youth Athletic Association All-Star game. Luallen played baseball at Jesuit but became a standout in football for the Tigers. He earned class 3A all-state honors his senior year as an offensive lineman and played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game. Luallen played football for four years at Florida State University, playing every position on the offensive line. He has continued to be closely involved with FSU athletics, doing various radio work as the pre-game host for Seminole football, as a daily talk show host, and as the play-by-play announcer for FSU baseball.


Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees

Michelle Gorecki Robinson ’96 | Swimming & Diving

Robinson was a five-year member of the AHN swimming & diving team and qualified for the state meet each year. She set an AHN record in the 100 freestyle that lasted 11 years and another in the 100 breaststroke (1:08:83) that remained the school's fastest through 2007. Robinson was chosen AHN's Most Valuable Swimmer all five years, and she was a four-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American at Ashland University. She served as a national athlete representative to USA swimming from 1994-2005.

Coach Judy Jennings | Physical Education Teacher & Coach 

A campus fixture for more that 30 years, Coach Jennings taught physical education at AHN from 1968-2000 while also coaching numerous teams. Elementary school girls were her focus, but her generous spirit and talents led her to teach several subjects whenever needed. As a former student said, "Mrs. Jennings was the heart of the physical education program at the Academy. She provided inspiration to all students no matter what their athletic abilities. She was so loyal to the Academy for so many years...It was a blessing to have her teach me and teach my daughters, too." 

Coach Monte Simon* | Physical Education Teacher & Boys Academy Basketball Coach 

Coach Simon taught physical education at the Boys Academy from 1964-1976 and was instrumental in establishing Boys Academy athletics. He grew up in Tampa, was named the Outstanding Athlete in his class at Jesuit, and served four years in the Navy before graduating from the University of Tampa. His Boys Academy basketball teams won the Catholic Youth Athletic Association's Sportsmanship Trophy in 1966, 1969, and 1970. Coach Simon passed away at 56 in 1987, but he continues to inspire many alumni who remember him as "the backbone of the Boys Academy athletic program."


Hall of Fame 2007 Inductees

Dr. Mimi Hutcheson ’72 | swimming & diving
The captain of the first Academy swim team, Hutcheson won the city championships in two events while leading AHN to a state runner-up finish. Hutcheson has a Bachelor of Arts and MD from the University of South Florida and was an AHN assistant coach while in college. She is credited with establishing the tradition-rich AHN swimming and diving program. Hutcheson won her age group in her first triathlon in 1991, and she placed fifth in her age group at the Ironman world championships in Hawaii in 1992.
Anne Marie Davis ’74 | tennis
The vice president of student council her senior year, Davis was an accomplished athlete in many sports but was best known for her tennis prowess at the Academy. She was an all-county player all four years at AHN and played four years on the University of South Florida tennis team. Davis later coached the USF and Florida State University women's tennis teams, and she currently works for the United States Tennis Association (USTA). In 2001, Davis was a USTA Florida section district 2 Walk of Fame honoree.
Andre Kirwan ’88 | soccer, basketball, track & field, softball
A team captain in every sport for the Boys Academy — soccer, basketball, track & field and softball — Kirwan was an exemplary student-athlete at AHN and Jesuit. He led AHN to an undefeated basketball season in 1987-1988 and earned nine varsity letters in three sports at Jesuit. Kirwan matriculated to Stanford University where he lettered in football four times while earning a Bachelor of Arts in human biology. He played eight years in the Canadian Football League with Toronto and Ottawa.