Athletic Hall of Fame

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

L-R: Penny Townsend, Blake Alders ’79, Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna ’90, Michael Buttacavoli ’06, James Weaver ’90

Ransom Everglades honored its 2018 inductees to RE's Athletic Hall of Fame – Blake Alders ’79 (soccer); Michael Buttacavoli ’06 (golf); Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna '90 (cross country and track and field); and James Weaver ’90 (football, tennis and basketball) – with a night of revelry and reminiscing at the Pagoda on April 26. Photo Gallery

Interim Athletic Director Andy De Angulo and Head of School Penny Townsend addressed the crowd and congratulated the inductees, who shared their gratitude for RE and stories of their high school days.

Faculty member and longtime coach Doc Crabtree served as the presenter for Chartouni-de la Serna, who went on to Duke University; Jay Flipse '80, a soccer teammate, presented for Alders, who played at Wofford College; Agustin “Konky” Arellano, Jr., '90 introduced his former basketball teammate Weaver, who played tennis and football at The College of Wooster; and Robert Burrow, a golf teammate of Buttacavoli's at Rice, presented for Buttacavoli. 

The group was also recognized at the opening dinner of Alumni Weekend 2018 on April 27.

Joshua Greenwald ’87, 2017 inductee

“I feel like I’m the one who should be honoring Ransom Everglades instead of being honored myself. I always felt it was such a privilege to be there at RE.”

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  • Past Hall of Fame Inductees

    Year Inducted:
    Blake Alders ’792018Soccer
    Michael Buttacavoli ’062018Golf
    Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna '902018Cross Country, Track and Field
    James Weaver ’902018Football, Tennis, Basketball
    Joshua Greenwald ’872017Swimming, Water Polo
    Mark Ingraham '912017Sailing
    Jessica Greenwald Ladin ’932017Swimming, Water Polo
    Gordon D. Myers ’922017Football, Soccer, Track
    Daniel Tamayo '972017Baseball
    Owen Paris2017Coach
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