Ron “Ranger” Blasie
~ 2011 ~
Ron’s passion is softball. His is one of a select few New Rochelle residents who has played for the past six decades. Ron is still playing in four leagues and for the 60+ tournament team, with the team winning its second championship. He has won numerous City Championships and was MVP 5 times. Blasie was an exceptional pitcher, having tossed a one hitter after retiring the first 18 batters, and also an outstanding batter, once connecting for 16 consecutive hits. Ron has also officiated baseball and softball. His umpiring career started with the New Rochelle Little League. He then became a softball umpire, officiating Section 1 games and all levels of NCAA ball. Blasie has officiated in the State Championships tournaments 3 times and numerous Section 1 Championship games.
Robert V. Conte
~ 2011 ~
Bob started his athletic career as a star football player and track relay runner in junior high school, playing on undefeated teams and qualifying for the Penn Relays. He continued his success at NRHS as a varsity football starter, losing only three games. The 1960 team was undefeated and ranked #1 in NYS and 3rd in the nation. Bob was named to the All-Westchester County All-Star team, and MVP Lineman in the County. Conte was also awarded the Con Edison Award, selected to the World Telegraph & Sun All-Metropolitan First Team, the Herald Tribune All Scholastic First Team and the Daily News Westchester County All-Star First Team. On a national level, Bob was recognized as a member of Scholastic Magazines’ 1960 All-American High School Squad.
Christopher W. Judge
~ 2011 ~
Chris, the first water polo player to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, was team captain and MVP of his high school swim team. Judge continued to excel in college, earning letters in both swimming and water polo all four years. He again earned Captain and MVP honors, while setting multiple school records. Judge was also a MVP coach, with his teams winning five MET titles and one Mid-Atlantic Championship. He continued being an elite player, competing in several National Sports Festivals, winning the gold medal and MVP in 1981. Chris earned a spot on the US National Team and was an alternate on the Olympic Team. He played with the NYAC and garnered 14 National Championships while earning All-American honors 12 times. Judge continues to be an age group coach for various clubs.
Darren A. Rowe
~ 2011 ~
Darren was a star basketball player at NRHS, posting double-digit numbers in both scoring and rebounding. Darren demonstrated a long and accurate shooting range but was most proud of his defensive skills, tormenting the best offensive players in the county. He was honored with All-County, All-League, All-Section and All-State awards. Darren’s prowess continued in college, being named Captain and voted New Jersey’s Player of the Year. His teams finished 1st in the MAAC and All Metro Conference. Rowe then played professionally in Europe, South America and Australia. He also became involved in the NBA Utah Jazz rookie, free agent and veteran camp. Darren is also a very successful coach, with his teams capturing the NJAC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Div. III Sweet 16.