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Mission Bouts
Men's Lacrosse

Aquinas Mission Bouts
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2013 
Click photos for larger images. (top) Boxing champ Muhammad Ali attended the Bouts March 10, 1994.
The Muhhammad Ali Award was introduced a year later, honoring a 4-year boxing senior who has exhibited
strong character and a high committment level while attaining high academic standing at Aquinas.
(top right) The original Aquinas Mission Bouts trophy.
(small photos from the 2013 Aquinas Mission Bouts) (middle row) Anthony Recci, (Aquinas Class of '76) a former
Mission Bouts and Notre Dame University boxing champ referees the match between (left) Christian Burnette and
Mike Robertston (right)... Dan Delaus (red) takes on Nicolas Giannavola (blue)... Coach Katia Chaban congratulates
both boxers: Jennifier Lebeau (left) and Rebecca Drexler (right)...
(bottom row) After "The Fight of the Night," boxers Aarika Kaester (left) and Hanna Cullen (right) participate in a
group embrace with Coach Katia Chaban
[SEE JIM CASSIDY ARTICLE LINK BELOW]... "Fighter of the Night"
Tom Hilare and his trophy with long-time supporter and Mission Bouts coordinator Bob Schwab... Coach Dominic Arioli,
(Aquinas Class of '73) (front row, center) joins the group of coaches and award winners of the 2013 Mission Bouts.
"Coach Dom" completed his 31st year with the Mission Bouts this year. He is assisted by Aquinas graduates
Bernie Barco (Class of 1980), Chris Schwab (Class of 1996) and Lou Buscemi (Class of 2002).
A tradition since 1932, the boxing event has been a fixture for 81 years.
Since 1936, proceeds from the Bouts have benefited Basilian Fathers missions.
80th Mission Bouts, Jim Cassidy, March 2, 2012
YouTube, Aquinas Mission Bouts matches




Greg Boeck
Media, Inducted 2013 
Boeck with boxing great Muhammad Ali.
The Democrat and Chronicleís sports columnist in the 1980s, he went on to a long career as a sports reporter for USA Today. Rochester career highlights include coverage of 1976 pennant-winning Red Wings, the 1983 Orioles World Series title under Joe Altobelli, the U.S. upset of the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament and exclusive interview with Muhammad Ali during visit to town in the late '70s. At USA Today, he was on investigative team that finished second in APSE awards for exposing a USOC conflict of interest.
Twitter Contributor


Russ Brandon
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2013 
(bottom) Brandon (right) with (left) the Bills' Buddy Nix, Special Assistant and (center) team Owner Ralph Wilson.
The St. John Fisher graduate joined the Buffalo Bills in 1997 and was named team president earlier this year. He is also team CEO. He was the guiding force that brought Bills training camp to Fisher.
St.John Fisher College Hall of Fame, Russ Brandon
Brandon named new President and CEO of the Buffalo Bills



Al Brewer
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2013 
Click small photos for larger images.
(small photos, top row) At the 1980 PGA Championshipo at Oak Hill CC, Brewer and General Chairman John Hoff flank winner Jack Nicklaus... with golf legend Arnold Palmer at the 1984 US Senior Open at Oak Hill CC ... at the 1984 US Senior Open at Oak Hill CC with wife, Louise
(bottom row) Brewer and Oak Hill CC Bill Thaney admire a portrait of Brewer... with renowned golf architecht Robert Trent Jones. Jones oversaw changes to the Oak Hill CC's East Course in the early 1960s... with 1984 US Senior Open champion Miller Barber and co-Chairman Jerry Stahl.
The late president of Oak Hill Country Club served as co-chairman of the 1989 U.S. Open at the famed Pittsford course with Jerry Stahl and was chairman of the 1984 PGA Senior Open at Oak Hill.



Elmer Conway
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2013 
(middle) Conway honored with the prestigious American Truck Dealer of the Year Award in 1988,
presented by Business Week Magazine.
Click bottom row of photos for larger images: with LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez...
with LPGA Hall of Famer Karrie Webb... Family photo, celebrating Elmer Conway's 80th birthday.
He was part of a group that brought the LPGA to Rochester in 1977, served as chairman for the annual event at Locust Hill for 16 years and remained active with the tournament until retiring in 2000. He died in 2011.




Randy Cunneyworth
Professional Sports, Inducted 2013 
(top) Behind the bench for the Rochester Americans.
(center) Cunneyworth played in parts of 16 NHL seasons for -left to right: Buffalo (1980-81, 1981-82, 1998-99), Pittsburgh (1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89), Winnipeg (1989-90), Hartford (1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94), Chicago (1993-94), and Ottawa (1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98).
(bottom- click photos to enlarge) black and white: Cunneyworth skating for the Amerks...
coaching for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, 2011-12.
Amerks Hall of Famer played for Rochester from 1980 to 1985 and 1998 to 2000, recording 101 goals and 138 assists. Served as teamís head coach from 2000 to 2008, the longest tenure in club history, and finished 306-273-61.
Rochester Americans Hall of Fame, Class of 2010
Randy Cunneyworth hockey statistics
Bio, Legends of the Buffalo Sabres



Gene Duffey
Media, Inducted 2013 
(right) Bruno Sniders congratulates Gene during the 2013 Walk of Fame festivities.
Born in Boston but moved to Rochester and as an eighth grader and helped christen East High School in 1959, later graduating there. Began stringing for Rochester's The Times-Union out of high school then worked at the T-U full time in the summers- on the way to graduating from Syracuse's Newhouse School of Journalism in 1969. Covered mostly college sports at the T-U and authored the TV sports column, Instant Replay. Left for Houston and the Houston Post in 1985, covering the University of Houston and Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware. Highlights include the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, nine Final Fours, 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and numerous major bowl games. In 2006, authored Years of the Outland Trophy profiling the third oldest award in college football. Still writes occasionally for and does TV stats work for Astros games and ESPN college basketball.
Bio, Rochester Senior Slowpitch Softball Association Hall of Fame



Jack Hunter
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2013 
(top left) Coaching football at Sherwood Central High School (Cayuga County, NY) in 1956.
(top right) Coaching at Penfield, 1980.
(bottom) Hunter's last volleyball squad at Penfield. The 1990-91 girls team was ranked number one
in New York State with an overall record of 22-1- winning the league and Monroe County titles that year.
Led the Penfield boys volleyball team to 11 Section V boys volleyball titles, including seven in a row. Coached the boys to a 360-26 record and the Penfield girls to a 199-71 mark.
Coaching History, Penfield Men's Volleyball
Jack Hunter clippings
Selected Volleyball Team Photos with Coach Jack Hunter



Joe Mancarella
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2013 
(middle) 1971 MCC Tribunes who finished 17-1 and runner-up for the national championship. Click for large photo.
(bottom) Mancarella at a 1990 testimonial dinner.
Through 26 seasons, guided the Monroe Community College menís soccer team to a 334-87-24 record, a national junior college title in 1965 and runner-up finishes in 1967 and í71. He retired in 1989 as the winningest soccer coach in junior-college history- his teams were NJCAA Region III champs nine times. Joe was Region III Coach of the Year in 1976 and '82- his coaching produced 40 NJCAA soccer All-Americans. Member of the MCC Hall of Fame.
Bio, SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame
Section V Soccer Hall of Fame
Joe Mancarella Memorial Soccer Scholarship





Joe Marchese
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2013 
Coached the McQuaid basketball team to state championships in 1988, 1997 and 2003 and finished with a 306-142 record in 19 seasons. Named the 2003 Basketball Coaches Association of New York High School Coach of the Year.
Bio, McQuaid Jesuit High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
McQuaid Jesuit High School 1988 Basketball Team
Basketball Coaches Association of New York Award, 2003
McQuaid's Marchese Records 300th Victory, Democrat and Chronicle, January 18, 2005






Jim Mrva
Professional Sports, Inducted 2013 
The longtime head golf professional at Monroe Golf Club was inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in March. The Endicott native also was honored with the 2010 PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award.
Western New York PGA Hall of Fame
Profile, Monroe Golf Club





1992 Nazareth Men's Lacrosse
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2013
Click black and white photos for larger images.
small photos top: (left) Greg Gebhart, 1992 National Player of the Year..
(center) Marty Kelly (30), Ronnie Davis (3) and Carl Jutzin (17).. (right) Carl Jutzin
small photos bottom: (left) Pete Riley.. (center) Brial Silcott.. (right) post-championship celebration
The Golden Flyers stunned 12-time defending national champion Hobart 13-12 in an overtime NCAA quarterfinal, then went on beat Roanoke 22-11 to win the collegeís first NCAA Division III title.
Democrat and Chronicle, Death of a Dynasty
1992 Championship Team - Where Are They Now?





John Parrinello
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2013
John Parrinello (front row, center- no. 15) celebrates with the rest of the team after the Yellowjackets finished the 1958 season unbeaten. See Rochester Review article link below.
Played for the University of Rochester football team from 1957 to 1959 and rushed for 1,945 yards. He is still URís career leader in average yards per attempt (7.5 per rush). He is sixth in career touchdowns (31) and sixth in scoring (188 points).
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2010
University of Rochester, Rochester Review- A Perfect Football Machine






Rich Parrinello
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2013
Was a multi-purpose football player at UR from 1969 to 1971. Heís fourth in career scoring (220 points) and fourth in career touchdowns (36). He made the Associated Press Little All-America team in 1970 and í71. He later was the head coach at UR.
Sports Illustrated- November 15, 1971, Rich Parrinello/Faces in the Crowd
University of Rochester, Rochester Review- Spring 1989, New Football Coach






Seth Payne
Professional Sports, Inducted 2013 
(top) Payne (91) corrals Emmitt Smith in 2002.
The former Victor and Cornell football star played 10 seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. Currently co-hosts a talk show in Houston on Sports 610 Radio.
Seth Payne football statistics
Bio, MaD Radio, CBS Houston
Democrat and Chronicle, Victor native Seth Payne finds pleasure in new radio career





Cory Sertl
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2013 
Sertl on the way to winning Lake Ontario's U.S. Sailing Rolex International Womenís Keelboat Championship,
September 2011.
The Brighton resident was an alternate in sailing on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and twice received her sportís most prestigious award, the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
She was honored in 1995 and 2001.
National Sailing Hall of Fame
Sports Illustrated- March 25, 1996, Cory Sertl/Faces in the Crowd
Sailing World, Sertl Named 2001 Yachtswoman of the Year, McQ Moms victorious in International Sailing Competition, Cory Sertl Awarded Leadership In Women's Sailing Honors

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