Marist alums in latest ESCC Hall of Fame class
Marist alumni Gary Kostrubala and Tony Evensen will be among the 12 newest inductees into the East Suburban Catholic Conference Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10, at Crystal Sky Banquet Hall in McCook. Nine individuals will enter the Hall, along with Joliet Catholic Academy’s 1994 baseball and 2004 football state championship squads and Notre Dame’s 2004 baseball titlist team.
Kostrubala brought a pair of gold medals back to Mount Greenwood in the spring of 1982, when he returned from the state track meet as a champion in both the shot put and discus events. Less than a full year later, it was Evensen’s turn, as he became Illinois’ best wrestler at 138 pounds in February of 1983.
Former Carmel football players Jack Simmons and Mark Venegoni, former Marian Catholic basketball player Adam Savick, Benet Academy boys’ golf coach Dan Nagis, Benet girls’ basketball coach Peter Paul, St. Viator boys’ golf coach Jack Halpin and ESCC girls’ basketball officials assignor John Dacey round out the list of Hall of Fame newcomers.
Tickets to the event are $50 and may be purchased through any ESCC member school’s athletic department. For more information, visit www.eastsuburbancc.com or contact Mike Hennessey at (847) 779-8652.