Rice Memorial High School will inductee nine new members into its Rice-Cathedral Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend.
The school’s hall of fame banquet is scheduled for Burlington Country Club on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., the news release said. For reservations or more information, contact Susan Cain O’Brien at 802-862-6521 ext. 205 or at email@example.com.
This year’s class:
• Ashley Pfaff (class of 2005): A standout soccer player, Pfaff scored 24 goals and was named Vermont’s Gatorade award winner as a senior a year after returning from a broken leg. She was a Free Press’ first-team All-State selection in 2003 and 2004, an All-New England nominee and also shined for Rice’s hockey and lacrosse teams before a successful soccer career at Middlebury College.
• Kelly McClintock (2004): Joining her aunt as the first aunt-niece combination in hall of fame, McClintock was an all-state player in field hockey and All-Metro selection in softball. She continued her field hockey career at the University of Vermont and has since returned to Rice as a coach of a sport she had never played (lacrosse) and one she’s familiar with (field hockey), leading the Green Knights to three state titles.
• Kevin Brosseau (2003): A three-sport standout, Brosseau was the player of the year for the Metro North baseball division and was named to various all-league or all-state teams in basketball and soccer. He was a captain of all three teams and helped the soccer team to the 2001 Division II title and was Rice’s senior athlete award recipient in 2003. Brosseau continued his baseball career at Barton College in North Carolina.
• Kyle Cieplicki (2003): The sixth Cieplicki to enter the hall of fame, Kyle was a 1,000-point career scorer in basketball who was named Vermont’s Gatorade player of the year twice and the Free Press’ Mr. Basketball in 2003. As a freshman, he was a member of the 2000 Division I state title team. He was a three-year captain at the UVM and played as a freshman on the Catamounts squad that stunned Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA tournament.
• Eric Lampman (2002): A three-sport standout, Lampman was part of the 2001 Division II boys soccer title team, led the hockey squad to the 2002 D-I championship and was one of the state’s top-flight golfers. In hockey, Lampman was an All-Metro second-team pick and third team All-State.
• Jamie Walker Mopa (2001) A member of the girls basketball program’s three-peat from 1998-2001, Walker Mopa was an All-State honorable mention and all-league second team selections. She also played soccer and ran track at Rice before continuing her hoops career at St. Mary’s in Nova Scotia.
• Melody Bongiorno Frank (2000): A key piece to the girls basketball program’s back-to-back undefeated titles in 1998 and 1999, Bongiorno Frank scored 849 points in her career and was also an All-Metro and All-State pick. She also shined on two state championship soccer teams and participated in track and field before a decorated hoops career at Chapman University in California, where she was inducted in that school’s hall of fame in 2011.
• Michael Shea (1971): Helped Rice to back-to-back state titles in 1970 and 1971, the latter of which Shea co-captained to a win over Burlington in the final. Shea was selected a guard on the 1971 All-North Division I squad before playing hoops at Champlain College.
• Joe Gamache (1970): Co-captaining the 1969-70 basketball state championship, Gamache was named to the All-North and All-State hoops teams following the postseason run. After Rice, Gamache continued his athletic and academic career at St. Michael’s. And later, Gamache returned to Rice coaching staff and helped the team to the 2007 title.