During The Hill School's Reunion Weekend luncheon on Saturday, June 9, 2012, the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction class and The Founders Hall were announced to The Hill community. Nominations were made this year in one or more of the following categories: Player, Coach, Team, or Extraordinary Sports Achievement. The Nomination Committee reviewed candidates this spring for selection, and named the following as the Hill Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012
Athletes: Ralph Hills '21; Mike Vollmer '86
Coach: Don Ronnie
Team: 1949 football
Extraordinary Sports Achievement: Dick Harter '48
The Founders Hall
was created in this inaugural year as a one-time selection for those "uncontestables" who had an indelible impact on Hill athletics throughout the School's history.
The Founders Hall includes: Frank Bissell '33; Sabin Carr '24; Henry Colbath; Briggs Cunningham '26; Thomas Eccleston, Jr.; Clarence Fincke 1893; Jimmy Gillison '29; Sam Horner '56; Lamar Hunt '51; David H. Mercer; Alberto Mestre '82; Tom Northrup '64; Dick O’Shaughnessy '50; Harry Price; Wilbur C. “Jack” Riley; Michael Sweeney; and Dave Willman '88.
The official Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on campus on Friday, November 2, at the Red Meat Dinner during Lawrenceville Weekend. All are welcome to celebrate this special event, and more information about the dinner will be sent out soon.