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Big 11 inducted by the Big "L"

10 Livingston High School graduates and one former track and field coach are inducted into the Big L Hall of Fame Athlete Class of 2011 this past Sunday.

A group of 10 Livingston High School graduates and one former track and field coach was inducted into the Big L Hall of Fame Athlete Class of 2011 this past Sunday. 

The new members were honored for their important athletic achievements.  The induction ceremony took place Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  Master of Ceremonies, Don Schwartz and Big L
President John Wolkstein welcomed everyone who came to the event, which included NY Yankee Baseball legend Yogi Berra. 

This year’s inductees included:

  • Bruce Beck, (74) Award winning NBC sports anchor
  • Lyndsay Berra (95), the only female ice hockey captain in school history who went on to play softball at the University of North Carolina. Also Yankee legend Yogi Berra's granddaughter.
  • Erin Boland (95) All-State Basketball player and USA Today selectee
  • Robert J. Brower, (77) All-State football and track star
  • Stephanie DelPreore, (00) all-time leading girls basketball scorer and current head woman’s basketball and track coach at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Michael Patrick Duffy, (69) former football player and current contributor to the Livingston Lancer Football program
  • Richard McLaughlin, (78) LHS Hockey player and current high school hockey coach in New Jersey
  • John Modugno, (79) posthumously, a former baseball and football player who went on to win awards as a member of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s baseball team
  • Patrick Ippolito, (58) played on one of the first LHS soccer teams and active in Livingston Little League program
  • Charles Richardson, a retired LHS Track and Field coach as well as LHS science teacher.

Each of the new inductees received a plaque, a picture career highlight poster including their high school sports days and an achievement award presented by the township council.  The new members will also have plaques displayed inside the new hall of fame in the high school’s fitness and wellness center.      

LBerra October 26, 2011 at 06:15 PM
You spelled my sisters name wrong and she has many more accomplishments then just being my grandfather’s granddaughter.
alyssa roenigk October 26, 2011 at 06:58 PM
I agree. This is really offensive. Lindsay (my friend) was a fantastic ice hockey and softball player - played softball at UNC after graduating from Livingston - and I'm sure her Grandpa is proud. But he shouldn't be listed as the reason she was inducted.
James Baker October 27, 2011 at 03:13 AM
Agreeing with the other comments. Please edit. Lindsay was a remarkable student and athlete at both Livingston High School and the University of North Carolina. She has had many accomplishments as a student, athlete and senior writer that have shaped her into the special person she is today.
AnnaRene' Jeremiah January 12, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Remembering amazing athlete John Modugno, Class of '79, who was 1982 MVP Baseball (2nd B), and friend at FDU. RIP John.

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