SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School has nnounced the members of its its seventh Hall of Fame class.
Among those honored will be the late Catherine Aloia (Bridgewater), Michael Cust ’01 (Flemington), Anthony Gargiulo ’02 (Randolph), Janet Regan Hadar ’86 (formerly of Branchburg), Eileen Sellinger Logan ’86 (Westfield), Joshua Morrison ’01 (Lebanon), Kenneth Riehman ’97 (formerly of Bridgewater), and Brian Shemesh ’07 (Howell).
In addition, a team will be inducted; chosen for this honor is the 1981 Lady Spartans softball team, the first squad in the school’s history to win a state championship.
Long-time Main Office secretary and Immaculata’s first school employee, Catherine Aloia was selected for her devotion to her job, as well as thousands of volunteer hours over her 30-year tenure.
Janet Regan Hadar was recognized for her professional medical career, including her current position as the first female president of UNC Hospitals.
Technical Sergeant Kenneth Riehman, a percussionist with the Ceremonial Brass in The United States Air Force Band, has a strong musical performance resume and impressive record during his time as an Immaculata Marching Band instructor and performer.
Sports served as a steppingstone for five of the new Hall of Famers. Eileen Sellinger Logan is among the school’s top women’s basketball scorers, excelled at Manhattan College, and is now an insurance executive.
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, Michael Cust has career stats which top the Spartan books in nearly every offensive and defensive category. Today Cust continues his ties to sports as assistant general manager of Diamond Nation in Flemington
Teammate Joshua Morrison, the school’s leader in stolen bases, was among the top five prolific hitters in the program’s history. Added to that, Morrison was a powerhouse on the gridiron for touchdown and rushing yards production. For the past 15 years, Josh has served as a New Jersey State Trooper.
Another Immaculata football player, Anthony Gargiulo distinguished himself as a Spartan defensive standout, which led to his outstanding career at Dartmouth College, followed by a stint of professional international football. Anthony is a senior account executive with Metropolitan Life and serves as a volunteer football coach for his hometown youth program.
An All-American lacrosse player Brian Shemesh, now a New Jersey attorney named to the 2020 Edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” laid the groundwork for the school’s superb lacrosse program.
The school’s first state championship team, the 1981 Lady Spartans softball squad will be honored in the team category.
The new Hall of Fame class will be formally inducted on March 11, 2021. The event, which will take place at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ, will include a gala reception, a video presentation, remarks by the inductees or their representatives, and a commemorative booklet honoring the Hall of Famers with tributes and ads.
Legendary Spartan Pierce Frauenheim, Sr. will emcee the ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship packages will go on sale on January 11, 2021. Visit www.immaculatahighschool.org/hof.for more details. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.