Dennis Barrett

~ 1995 ~

Denny was an All-Star while at NRHS, serving as captain of both the football and wrestling teams.  He was the Sect. One Wrestling Champion and received numerous post seasons honors including the Con Edison Award.  He played two years of football in college and was also an Undergraduate Assistant Coach.  

His coaching career is even more accomplished, compiling 33 straight wins, six unbeaten seasons, and posting a 106-13-6 record at Msgr. Farrell High School.  His teams won countless Championships and he was named Coach of the Year over 10 times, including NYS Coach of the Year.  Denny had similar success in college, winning more Championships and being honored with two more Coach of the Year Awards.

Nicholas D’Onofrio

~ 1995 ~

Nick “Nina” D’Onofrio was a three sports star at NRHS.  Playing football, basketball and baseball, he earned All-County and All-Metropolitan honors.  Nick was an accurate place kicker, scoring 22 points in one game, which included a 65 yard touchdown run.  Moving on to Cornell University, “Big Nick” started as fullback for the Big Red. After a stint in the Army, he returned to the starting fullback role.  An “A” student, Nick continued  his education at Cornell Law School.  He ran for City Council twice in the 60’s.  Nick exemplifies a Hall Of Fame high school athlete, who went on to college stardom, fought a war for his country, and came back to contribute his energies and talents to his home town.

Don MacArthur

~ 1995 ~

Don was a track and field performer at NRHS.  He placed third in the High Jump at the W.I.A.A. Championships.  He was an outstanding math student, and became Assistant and scorer for the basketball team.  He spent over a half century as statistician-chronicler of the Huguenots’ sports team activities.  

MacArthur was also an ever present figure in local Track and Field Meets.  He was Official Track Announcer for the Huguenots, the Loucks Meets, the Section One Championships and the State Championships.  Don served as Chairman of the McKenna Turkey Bowl Awards and was honored by the NRHS Spiked Shoe Society.

Joe Mercurio

~ 1995 ~

Joe Mercurio won ten Varsity Letters at Albert Leonard High School.  He was Captain of the Football, Baseball, and Basketball teams.  Following graduation, “Merc” had a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but WWII prevented his minor league assignment. During his stint in the Air Force, he helped his unit win the first Alaskan Aleutian Softball Tournament.

Returning to New Rochelle, Joe played with the Feeney Park Boys Club Baseball team.  He played for the Ports Chester Clippers, was Player-Coach for the Kingston Colonels, the New Rochelle Blue Sox and the New Rochelle Derbys, Champions of the Hudson Valley.

Joe Soprano

~ 1995 ~

While in high school, Joe was the 880 yard Catholic League Champion, and won the Peter Waters Award.  At Manhattan College he was Frosh Met 440 Champion, President of the Spiked Shoe Society, and won the Jasper Award.  He helped set two Melrose Meet records and ran the fastest 1000 time nationally in 1958.

Soprano served as NRHS Asst. Track coach for 8 years, and Head Coach for 25 years.  His teams won over thirty State, County, and League Titles. They were State Champions in ’75, ’78, ’80, and ’84. Joe has been Chairman of the Westchester Track Officials, V.P. Westchester Soccer Officials and Chairman of the Westchester Interscholastic Spring Track Association.

Don “Zack” Zaccagnino

~ 1995 ~

Don was a two sport star at NRHS.  As Captain of the baseball team he posted a 7-1 record with a .056 ERA.  He was also a member of the Section One Champion basketball team.  He won numerous post season awards, including the Con Edison Award and the Leonard Talner Award as outstanding student-athlete.  “Zack” was also a baseball and basketball star in college, earning himself another Con Edison Award.  

He played for the New Rochelle Derbys and the New Rochelle Robins.  He is a winner of the Gus Mascaro Award for Service to the Boys and Girls Club.  Don was a City Council member and Administrator for the New Rochelle for 17 years.