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Alumni News

 

Kat Comes Back

 

Kat Tudor, Class of 2016, had a homecoming of her own as she joined her teammates on the Oregon State team for a special practice at Morelli Gymnasium at St. Mary's on March 24th. Oregon State is in the NCAA Regionals being held at the Stockton Arena. (3/17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regan Porteous '12 Newest Lodi PD Officer

 

Reagan Porteous, Class of 2012 has become the newest member of the Lodi Police Department. After receiving her undergraduate degree at CSU Monterey Bay, where she excelled on the women's soccer  team, Reagan attended the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy where she was named top overall cadet and top female athlete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Force Alumni Meet Up

Captain Greg Heli, USAF Academy, Class of 1986 recently attended his 30th reunion where he ran in to classmate and St. Mary's alum, Class of 1986, Col. Jim Griffith. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capt. Heli also ran in to Cadet 1st Class Patrick Moso, St. Mary's Class of 2016, Cadet 3rd Class Anthony Cabri, St. Mary's Class of 2015, and Senior Cadet First Class, Joey Carl, St. Mary's Class of 2013 (not pictured).  (1/17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Earl Smith '74 49er, Warrior and Death Row Chaplain

 

Rev. Earl Smith, Class of 1974 was featured in the Modesto Bee. Reprising an interview, the paper wrote;"Focusing on similarities to build unity is a lesson he learned as a youth in his native Stockton, Smith said by phone Thursday. “I grew up in a time in the ’60s when there were riots at my junior high school,” he said. “I was kicked out of school over the differences I had with the white kids.”

 

He was a troublemaker, according to a PBS biography of Smith – stealing cars and money and selling drugs at that junior high age. In 1975, he was shot six times and left for dead during a botched drug deal.

 

The faith and love of Smith’s father helped pull his son through. Words Smith’s father said to him – “You are a rebel, but you are God’s rebel, and he is going to use you to his glory” – have motivated him ever since.

 

He ended up going to St. Mary’s, a Catholic high school in Stockton, where he learned “to let some things go,” Smith said.

 

After being ordained, the Rev. Smith – in 1983, at the age of 27 – became the youngest Protestant chaplain ever hired by the California Department of Corrections. He started work at San Quentin. Over 23 years there, he ministered to such criminals as Charles Manson and Robert Alton Harris, the first person executed in California since 1976.

 

In his 2015 book, “Death Row Chaplain,” Smith wrote: “Looking back, I realize now that a career in prison ministry probably appealed to me because I wasn’t much different from the inmates. In many ways, I was very much like the men and women whom society has cast aside for their crimes and mistakes.”

 

Smith is chief executive officer of Project IMPACT (Incarcerated Men Putting Away Childish Things) and CARE (Concerned About Recovery Education), in addition to his work with the Warriors and Niners". (1/17)

 

A Battle of Former Rams

 

When Oregon State and Cal met on the court, two former teammates and stars, Kat Tudor and Mi'cole Cayton met on court in the contest before many friends and family who had come to cheer them on. . Although Oregon State won the game 66-56, it was a great reunion for these alumni. (1/17)

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Payne '06 In LNB All Star Game

Mark Payne, Class of 2006,  was selected to play in the 2016 All Star Game basketball match of the French Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB). Mark has returned to play for Champagne Châlons-Reims of the LNB Pro A, after a season at Limoges CSP (Pro A). He previously played in the Greek and Spanish leagues of EuroBasket. He has been nicknamed "The Swiss Army Knife" due to his versatility Mark was a standout player while at UC Davis where he earned an economics degree, He is studying to be a financial planner. (1/17)

 

 

 

 

Tony Ramirez '69 Sculpts Statue of St. Francis de Sales

 

 

On November 21st St. Mary's High School installed a new statue of St. Francis de Sales on the Zieter Memorial on the former senior lawn.  This statue recognizes the Oblates of St. Francis who have served St. Mary's since 1970 and of the charism that our community embraces

 

The artist, Tony Ramirez is an alumni, SM Class of 1969. Tony is the owner of Ram Studios in Stockton and has been described as a multiple media artist. His work can be found in sculptors, paintings, stained glass windows, tiles, wood work, metal work, repurposing, restoration among many, many other artistic mediums. His work has appeared in Star Trek movies and locally for Haggin Museum, Morris Chapel and Old St. Mary's Church. (12/16)

 

Willie Herrera '99 Chosen As Coach For Lions All-Star Team

Willie Herrera, Class of 1999, is the head football coach at East Union where he guided the football team to just its third playoff run in the past quarter century. Willie was chosen to be coach of the North team, for the 44th annual District 4A-1 Lions All-Star Game in June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WBB 2009-2010 Team Inducted into Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame

 

Photo: Vladimir Kozina

 

Thomas Lawrence - The Record

 

A future WNBA champion. A CrossFit and weightlifting star in the making. A record-setting Pacific forward.

 

The roster of the 2009-10 St. Mary’s girls basketball team was not only immensely talented, but eclectic and stunningly deep. Egos were not an issue for the eventual state champions, their coach Tom Gonsalves said, even with two McDonald’s All-Americans in-tow in Chelsea Gray and Afure Jemerigbe.

 

The 2009-10 squad is being honored by its induction to the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. Those Rams join fellow inductees Darren Arbet (professional football coach), Tiffany Banks (track coach and starter), Ray Claveran (golf professional), Thurnell Clayton Jr. (basketball), Cheryl Evans (softball) and Brian Kolze (softball coach) and Robert Stevens (memorial award).

 

“They were best friends,” Gonsalves said of Jemerigbe and Gray, Gatorade's state player of the year, who added that having two McDonald’s All-Americans is “highly unusual.” “Our practices… neither one of them would back off from one another. It was just so competitive. On the court, they battled like crazy.”

 

Yet, off the court and before practices, they were always ready to laugh: “The minute I’d walk in, they’d already be in there, and they’d love just joking with me or getting on me for what I was wearing. They would just have a great old time.”

 

St. Mary’s went 34-1 overall, ending the season on a 27-game winning streak. The finale was a monstrous rout, as St. Mary’s smashed La Puente-Bishop Amat 89-41 in Bakersfield. Gonsalves said St. Mary’s set a girls hoops state finals record with that 89-point outpour.

 

“It was pretty special,” said Gonsalves, a seven-time state champion. “We had teams like this in the past, but what separated this team, is they were all seniors and so they were pretty much maturing at the right time, peaking at the right time.”

 

Gray went on to Duke, and now plays for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks and a professional team in Turkey. Her role at point guard was pivotal as Los Angeles won the WNBA championship in October. Jemerigbe played college hoops at Cal. Also on the roster was Ali Gibson, who capped a solid career at Oregon State last season, and is now playing professionally in Puerto Rico. Kendall Kenyon dominated in four years with Pacific, and left as the program’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,140), blocked shots (172) and double-doubles (49) and is fourth in points scored (1,442).

 

Kenyon is now an assistant for Pacific under head coach Bradley Davis.

 

“The career that Kendall Kenyon had was crazy at Pacific. Now we have Chelsea in the WNBA, Ali Gibson in Puerto Rico… it was quite a special team. I’ve been very blessed with a lot of talent,” Gonsalves said.

 

Gonsalves gave kudos to the Rams’ bench, which included Regina Camera (who played at Academy of Art in San Francisco) and his daughter Emily Gonsalves.

 

“The bench was ridiculously good,” said Gonsalves, formerly the Tokay boys coach.

 

Gray and Gibson are being paid to play basketball now, but they weren’t the only professional athletes on that team. There was also Lauren Fisher, then a sophomore, who is a CrossFit and weightlifting star based in the San Diego area.

 

Also on the Rams’ final roster were freshmen Onome Jemerigbe and Unique Coleman (now playing at Pacific), juniors Gabby Zanini, Marrissa Ocon and Krista Rigbee and seniors Alle Moreno, Sabrina Visperas and Annissa Garcia.

 

Gonsalves recalls halftime of the state finals – St. Mary’s led by 30 points — and his disbelief about his team's lead.

 

“I said, ‘This is not supposed to be this easy." (11/16)

 

Chelsea Gray '10 Scores Big in WBNA Chamionship

 

Chelsea Gray, Class of 2010, one of the most outstanding players to come from St. Mary's, and former Duke University star, now a player for the Los Angeles Sparks, scored 11 straight points for the Sparks to give Los Angeles a 60-59 lead with 8:25 remaining. on their way to a 76-75 win for the WBNA Chamionship against the Minnesota Linx.

 

WNBA title starting to feel real for Chelsea Gray

By Bob Highfill, The Record

 

Chelsea Gray literally sparked the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship.

 

The St. Mary’s High graduate out of Manteca was sensational off the bench in the postseason and helped L.A. win its third title overall and first since 2002. Gray scored 11 consecutive points in a key stretch bridging the third and fourth quarters during the Sparks’ 77-76 win over the Minnesota Lynx in the deciding fifth game last Thursday in Minneapolis.

 

On Monday, Gray and her teammates celebrated with fans at a rally in front of L.A. Live near Staples Center, and on Wednesday, Gray rested with her friends and family at home in Manteca before she boarded a flight today for Turkey, where she will play this fall.

 

“It was kind of surreal at first,” Gray said about being a WNBA champion. “Now, I’m kind of embracing it more.”

 

Gray, 24, played with such confidence during the playoffs, using her strength driving to the basket and posting up defenders, shooting from mid- and 3-point range, dishing passes to open teammates and giving relentless effort on the boards and on defense.

 

Gray scored a team-high 20 points in Game 4 and had a team-high four assists in Game 1. She clearly was the unsung hero in Game 5, lifting her team when the Lynx were threatening to run away. And she played a part in the deciding sequence. Gray drove to the basket and missed a fall away jumper from short range. But because she drew two defenders to her in the lane, Nneka Ogwumike was left alone on the weak side along the baseline. The Stanford product grabbed the rebound and put back her own miss with 3.1 seconds remaining to win the game.

 

When Gray first held the WNBA Championship trophy, she said she thought about the meticulous details she worked on over and over in practice and the frustrating times as she twice recovered from devastating knee injuries suffered during college. As a junior at Duke, Gray dislocated her knee cap late during her brilliant season when she was a first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. She returned for her senior season but midway through the campaign, she suffered a season-ending fracture to the top of the same knee cap.

 

“I worked a lot of physical therapy and things of that sort to get me back on the court,” Gray said. “Just the hard work and the sweat and tears and everything I put into it, being able to pay off like it did was exciting for me.”

 

Despite the fact she likely wouldn’t play her rookie season, Connecticut chose the 5-foot-11 guard with the 11th overall selection in the 2014 draft. Gray rehabbed in Los Angeles and recovered in time for the 2015 season, when she averaged 6.9 points for the Sun.

 

Gray said she never harbored any serious doubts that she wouldn’t come back.

 

“I had a great supporting staff, medical staff. I had a great physical therapist,” Gray said. “Coming back, just being able to contribute like I did before I got hurt, sometimes was concerning for me. But after getting the medical help, I felt good.”

 

Gray was acquired by the Sparks in a draft-day trade this year. She said she was excited to join a roster loaded with veteran stars such as Ogwumike, Alana Beard and Candace Parker, who was named MVP of the Finals.

 

“It was great,” Gray said. “Coming in I knew I would get a lot of help from the veteran leadership. I had heard a lot of good things about the team and the coaching staff.

“It was important for me to come off the bench and provide some sort of energy, some sort of spark, and bring a different dynamic coming into the game and being able to contribute both offensively and defensively, and that was a significant part of it -- not letting there be any drop off.”

 

Gray was a McDonald’s All-American and Parade’s co-National Player of the Year as a senior at St. Mary’s. She helped the Rams win state titles in 2009 and 2010 and was The Record’s All-Area Player of the Year three consecutive years.

 

Gray, the only WNBA champion from the Stockton area, has a story that should inspire young girls in any field.

 

 “There’s always going to be adversity in your life,” Gray said. “My injury was a big one. I think me going to school on the opposite coast when I was born and raised in California was an obstacle to overcome as well. There’s always going to be adversity, but how you respond is what’s important. (10/16)

 

Mi'Cole Cayton '16 Receives Scholar Athlete Recognition

 

Mi'Cole Cayton, Class of 2016, and a member of the U.C. Berkeley women's basketball team earned Scholar Athlete Recognition from the university. The award reads:

 

"Recognized for embracing the notion of personal and professional development from the moment she stepped foot on campus this past summer. Mi'Cole approaches many aspects of her day with the mentality of maximizing opportunities to better herself holistically without taking short cuts. She has been praised by academic support staff for her diligence as an active member of the learning community, meticulous attention to organization, proactive approach to daily tasks and resources, and perseverance to maintain a contagious momentum as a young leader."

 

Mi'Cole acknowledges the role that St. Mary's played in preparing her academically and athletically. (9/16)

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Burke '12 Earns Golfing Honor

 

In a field of 14 teams that included six nationally ranked teams, Claire Burke, Class of 2012, was in the top group of golfers with a 79-82-161 total that helped Lewis & Clark tie for 8th place in the national tournament and earned Claire recognition as Athlete of the Week.(9/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gotterba Twins, '14,  Battle For Win In College Volleyball

 

 

Alumni Katrin Gotterba '14 playing for UOP took on twin sister Gianna Gotterba '14 playing for West Virgiina in what the announcer called the "Gotterba Bowl" at UOP as they met up on opposite sides of the net on September 12, 2016. Both Gotterbas are liberos and were cheered on by more than 60 family and friends who wore specially designed t-shirts with both universities' colors on them. Although UOP prevailed in 4 sets, the twins got 25 and 17 digs respectively and completed the match in good spirits happy to see those who had come to support the two. (9/16)

 

Allison Silva '04 ‘Remarkable Teacher’  

 

Allison Silva, PhD, Class of 2004 was featured in The Record for arranging a trip to Notre Dame for her 4th grade class at Taylor Leadership Academy to inspire them to excel in school and get their college education.

 

The class received the good news about the field trip on August 12th

 

Special thanks for organizing this trip included Notre Dame Athletics, Notre Dame Alumni Assn., Delta Airlines, the Flynn family, Notre Dame Club of San Joaquin, Stockton Unified School District, Taylor Academy Principal & staff, and most of all one remarkable teacher, Dr. Allison Silva. ‪#‎DreamBig More … (8/16)

 

 

Gio Brusa Wins Home Run Derby

 

Down to his final out, Giants sixth-round pick Gio Brusa crushed a walk-off blast to win All-Star Home Run Derby for the Northwest League. "It was really fun and it's an honor to be in it," said Brusa ' I just thank God for the opportunity."

 

Gio, represented the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and started the All-Star Game in left field. He had four regular-season homers but never hit a walk-off. He did win a home run derby in the collegiate Alaskan Baseball League in 2013.

 

Batting from the left side, he put the Derby winner over the tall fence in right-center at Lindquist Field. Before the contest, he still wasn't sure which side of the plate he would choose. Ultimately, the Pacific University product's choice paid off. "Yeah, it did. Always good to have the option," he said.

 

Class of 2012 Alumni MLB Draftees

 

The class of 2012 had 3 members taken in the Major Baseball league draft:

 

Gio Brusa, who played for UOP, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 6th round of the draft as the 185th pick. He was previously drafted by the Red Sox and the Cardinals but declined so he could complete his college education.

 

Michael Rishwain, who played for Westmont College was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 23rd round as pick number 694 overall.

 

Sam Held who played for the Nevada-Reno Wolfpack was drafted by the Washington Nationals as the 18th pick in the 29th round, number 874 overall. (7/16)

 

 

Adam Giaudrone Featured '91 in "The Current"

 

Adam Giaudrone, Class of 1991 is a Hollywood screenwriter/producer. He attended UC Davis, during which he had a short career in modeling, before  running his own PR and marketing firm before moving to Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children, to follow his passion. He has written several pilots, created  a s how for th eCW-the Beautiful Life and worked on CBS's Swingtown and Being Mary Jane. In discussing his writing he stated: "I write from my experiences and so many of my experiences come from growing up in Stockton. We all have different challenges, but where we come from is a big part of who we are as people."  His advice "Have a good sense of who you are and where you come from before going into a fame-driven business. It can change you very quickly. Being from Stockton has kept me grounded. As for advice: it would be to dream big. There is more to the world, and to what is possible, than the small circle of friends that we have in junior high and high school.  It doesn't matter where you are from; it matters what you do. … And strive for the life you want." (5/16)

 

Ty Kelly '06 Playing for New York Mets

 

Ty Kelly, Class of 2006, has been called up by the New York Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas..

 

Prior to his promotion, Kelly was leading the Pacific Coast League in batting at .391, scoring 21 runs, and hitting 12 doubles and two home runs with 15 RBI in 35 games. Kelly also drew 19 walks and had a .478 on-base percentage and was slugging .548 for an 1.026 OPS (on-base plus slugging), which ranked second in the PCL.

 

Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Baltimore, Kelly spent the first four years of his professional career in the Orioles organization before being traded to Seattle in 2013. He spent almost two seasons with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers before being traded to St. Louis in 2015, when he split time between the Cardinals' Triple-A club in Memphis and Toronto's Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo.

 

He was signed by the Mets to a minor league contract as a free agent on Nov. 13, 2015, and was eventually assigned to Las Vegas, where he has flourished in his first season in the New York Mets' organization.

 

Kelly is a career .280 hitter during his stay in the minors with 144 doubles, 44 home runs, and 384 RBI. He hit a career-best .346 with the High-A Frederick Keys in the Carolina League in 2012 and posted his best season at Triple-A in 2013, hitting .320 in 54 games with Tacoma following the trade from Baltimore. (5/16)

 

Lauren Fisher '12 Wins1st Place California CrossFit

 

St. Mary's Alum Lauren Fisher, Class of 2012, won first place in the California Women's CrossFit regional and thus qualifies for the 2016 CrossFit Games (5/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Kozina '98 Gets Stockton Police Recognition

 

Matt Kozina, Class of 1998 was among those honored by the Stockton Police Department as it  recognized the Leadership Stockton Class of 2015-2016 for their dedication and volunteer service, including the outstanding work they led to improve the appearance of the Stockton Police  Department's main facility and improve relationships with the community they  serve. Matt is Vice President of Development at Haggerty Construction, Inc. He lives in Stockton with his wife Judy and daughter Maryn. (5/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Barrameda, '12, To Be Commissioned

 

Andrea Barrameda, Class of 2012 will be commissioned an ensign in the United States Coast Guard upon her 2016 graduation from the Coast Guard Academy.

 

At St. Mary's HS Andrea played Basketball and was part of the State Championship team. She also ran Cross-Country under Coach Felicia Rowley She competed at the Academy in both sports. (5/12)

 

 

Mary Lou Hoffman '48 Honored

 

Mary Lou Hoffman, Class of 1948 was honored on April 21, 2016 for her 50 years of teaching, including serving as principal at three Catholic elementary institutions, including St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca. The Chico State graduate was quoted in the Manteca Bulletin in an article posted January 18, 2016 stating: "We’re a family. We’re a community, and we’re here for each other.” (4/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SM Alumni Face Off In Baseball

The Record

 

It had been eight years since Ty Kelly faced Matt Lujan in a baseball game.

 

The former St. Mary's High teammates and longtime best friends faced each other for the first time as professionals Wednesday night when the Sacramento River Cats hosted the Las Vegas 51s at Raley Field.

 

Just as he did in college, Kelly singled off Lujan in the fourth inning and scored the tying run two batters later. Before the game, both seemed excited for their pro meeting.

 

"It will be fun," Kelly said. "It will definitely be for some bragging rights in the offseason to bring it up every once in awhile. I'm going to be happy with it no matter what happens."

 

Lujan surely heard encouragement from Kelly and the 40 or so friends and family on hand to see them play.

 

Lujan pitched into the fifth inning, his night finished after giving up a solo home run to Matt Reynolds. Lujan walked six and gave up six hits. Kelly had drawn one of those walks with two outs in the second inning. He also struck out and hit an RBI double off the wall against Braulio Lara in the sixth.

 

"Ty’s been in Triple-A for three or four years," Lujan said. "He’s an experienced guy. He’s there for a reason. I’m not going to take it easy on him."

 

Because they are like brothers, the ribbing about Kelly's walk and base hit likely will be good-natured.

They spent the last four winters living together in San Diego. Kelly said about the only time they aren't together is during the baseball season, when Lujan said they rely on texts to check in.

 

They became friends in a high school driver's education class. Lujan said with certainty that he is the better driver, citing his "professional" qualifications as an occasional Uber driver. Kelly is equally confident in his skills.

 

"I'm sure that I'm a better driver than he is," Kelly said. "I'm a little more focused. He's a little more scattered, I think, when he drives and I'm a little more conservative."

 

The duo drives home together for the holidays and takes turns staying with each other's families; Lujan's in Stockton and Kelly's in Tracy. They work out regularly at San Diego State where Pacific alum Joe Oliviera is an assistant coach. Kelly met Oliviera as a Pacific recruit and they were teammates at Single-A Fredrick in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization.

 

"San Diego State is very generous to let us use their weight room," Lujan said. "As long as we're not in the football players' way, we do alright."

 

When they aren't on campus, Lujan and Kelly might be found hiking the mountains, running on the beach or golfing. The mild weather and shoreline make San Diego an ideal spot for offseason cross-training.

 

This winter, Kelly had to walk to the beach a mile from their Point Loma rental by himself for a couple months while Lujan was pitching in Venezuela. Lujan said he was short on innings last season in Double-A Richmond, where he threw 107.2 innings and went 9-6 with a 3.18 ERA.

 

For the Aguilas del Zulia, Lujan went 2-1 with a 1.97 ERA in 32 innings. "It helped a lot," Lujan said. "They have pretty aggressive hitters down there. You learn how to throw backwards in counts, be aggressive with your fastball when you need to throw it. The experience of hitters down there, they leap on any weakness you throw. On the mental side, I learned how to change my approach from hitter to hitter, instead of inning to inning."

 

Kelly is happy to see Lujan in the Pacific Coast League. With right fielder Kyle Jensen of the Reno Aces, they make three members from the 2006 St. Mary's team in the PCL. Former Rams coach Pete Pijl was among those in attendance Wednesday. "It's pretty rare to get three guys like that on the same level, the same tier," Lujan said. "With Kyle and Ty as well, it’ll be great to see them, nice to have dinner with them."

 

This is Kelly's first year in Las Vegas, but his fourth at the Triple-A level. The New York Mets are his fifth organization, with his versatility likely being a valuable trait.

 

Kelly plays third, shortstop, anywhere in the outfield and is a switch-hitter. He was stationed in left field on Wednesday after playing at third on Tuesday night. Kelly's familiarity with Lujan, he said, only made him more aware of the pitcher's strengths.

 

"His pitches move a ton," Kelly said. "His fast ball will cut and it will sink. He always keeps you guessing. It's a combination of movement and he improved his velocity recently. He continues to get better and better."

 

The only other time they faced each other was in Lujan's collegiate debut at USF on March 5, 2008.

Batting second for UC Davis, Kelly chopped a single up the middle. Lujan got the win in four innings and Kelly went 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI in the Dons’ 7-6 victory.

 

Kelly hit .203 with 21 RBI in 79 games with Memphis last season and .264 with 12 RBI in 38 games for Buffalo.(4/16)

 

 

News and Information

 

 

The first annual Green & White Fundraiser was an overwhelming success as alumni from throughout the world contributed to a total of over $64,000.

 

We thank all of those who have made a commitment to St. May's High School so that it can continue to offer high quality, college prep education to the community within an environment of Respect • Academics •  Mission • Spirituality.

 

Special Thanks to  to Pacific HomeCare Services for matching all gifts to St. Mary's up to $24,000. Our thanks to Jorge '85 and Leticia Robles for their generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary's has completed its 140th year as a leading provider of Catholic education. Our  challenge today is to keep Catholic education affordable and accessible to our families. I think you would all agree that in order to be successful academically, spiritually, creatively, socially and physically. we must be financially responsible and fiscally stable.

 

Adding to the existing Father Fallon and Legacy Endowments, we have created five new endowments t insure the future needs of our students, faculty and programs at St. Mary's High School continue to flourish. These permanent source of income are invested with a  percentage of the income supporting programs. The principal is invested for growth and the Endowments are managed for growth and stability by the school's Foundation The five new Endowments are:

 

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Endowment

for Religious Studies

 

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael Endowment

for language and Fine Arts Programs

 

Computer Science Endowment

for Computer Science Programs and Technoloby

 

Faculty Endowment

for St. Marys Faculty

 

Endowed Chairs

In Honor of Specific Faculty Members

 

We are embarking on a 10-year assertive plan to increase the endowments by $5 million dollars each year for the next 10 years. This is a $50 million dollar legacy to be used as a resource to help with tuition assistance, faculty support, academic programs, facilities maintenance, increases in costs, enrollment fluctuations and to fund unexpected expenses. Endowment gifts can be cash, stocks, bonds, treasuries, mutual funds, real estate or personal property. Donors may choose to also include St. Mary's High School in their will or as a named beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

 

You've been a part of our past. We invite you to continue to be part of our future. This is a historic endeavor and we welcome everyone to participate.

 

Your kind donation in any amount is very much appreciated.

 

Respectfully in the Lord

Peter D. Morelli

President

 

Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame

 

St. Mary's is proud to announce that 1971 Football team was inducted into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016, along with Alumnus Von Hayes '76 and the 2015 State Championship Women's Basketball Team.

 

1971 Golden Rams

Under the guidance of Coach Duane Isetti, the 1971 Varsity Football team rolled to a 9-0 season record and won the Valley Oak League championship.

The Hall recognized Kendall Kenyon '11 as the female athlete of the year.

Lost Alumni

The alumni office needs your help locating addresses for lost but not forgotten alumni. Please check the lists to see if you know of any lost sheep.


Visit the Alumni site for the list.  If you know the address for someone on the list, please send us an email

 

Events

 

Hall of Fame

 

The twenty-fourth annual Hall of Fame inducted the following:

  • Mrs. Jennifer Schene Giannini, class of 1978

  • Mrs. Patricia Edelman Gustorf, class 1964

  • Mrs. Helen Crane

  • Mrs. Brenda Calosso Pozzo, class of 1984

  • Mr. Rick Paulsen, class of 1977

  • Mr. Ben Calderon, class of 1992

For more information, please call the Development Office at 209-957-3340 Ext. 195

 

Hall of Fame Members

 

 

Sam Abdallah ++

Theresa Aberle
James Acosta '76

Jean Aguilar '77

Vincent Augello '58
Sister David Barry, O.P. ++
Gregory '60 & Noreen Garavano '62 Basso

Dario Bella '41

Bernadicou Family

Paula Biscaia
David Brewer ++
George Briare '36
Veva Brown +

Seldon and Jim Brusa
Edward Burke, Sr. ++

John and Loretta Butorac

Ben Calderon '92
Michael Canlis '34 ++

Doug Carruesco
Edward J. Chavez '61
Monsignor James Erwin Cain

Michael J. Calosso '60
George '62, Michael '66 & Ann Stiefilater Clark '60

Larry Conti '36

Steve Copello '71

Lex Corrales

Carol Corrigan '66

Dino & Joan Cortopassi

Kevin Costello
Martha Zumstein Craig '35 ++ & Joseph Craig ++

C. Joseph Crane++
Angel Cruz '26 ++
Mary Simonelli Devincenzi '47 ++

Charles "Bud" DeYoung '35 ++

Brother James Dorazio, O.S.F.S.

Father John P. Fallon, O.S.F.S.

George Farros ++

Armando Flores '61

Fr. John Foley, O.S.F.S. ++

Angelo Galindo

Luigi & Karen (McGurk) '71 Gherardi
Richard Giambruno '58 ++

Jennifer Schene Giannini '78
George Gibson '69

Eugene and Diane (Salvetti) '57 Gini
Gerald (Duke) Grilliot
Jon Gustorf

Patricia Edelman Gustorf '64

Sandra Medina Haberman ‘72
William '50 & Lorraine Rodgers '50 Halvorson  Family

Father Xavier Harris, O.F.M,

Mike and Joan Bianchi '61 Heffernan

Lynn Hoffman

Mary Lou Sheehan Hoffman‘59
Ronald Inge '73
Duane Isetti '59
Gene Isetti ++
Joseph Jacobs '58 ++

Marian Jacobs
Kathleen Lagorio Janssen '64

Denise Jones ‘72

Father Clark Kelley, O.S.F.S.++

David Khoury ++

Anette Vignolo Knowles '85

Margo Bisaccio Kozina

 

Vladimir Kozina '72

Daniel Leary++
Rose Simonelli Leonardini '48
John Little

Dr. Martin Langan
Frank & Ramona Valverde Lozano '51 Family
Honorable Anthony Lucaccini '65

David Lucchetti '63

Brother Neil McMenamin, O.S.F.S.

Dr. John McNally ++

Ernest Medina '49

Carlo Michelotti '56+

Linda Milhausen

Sandi Taylor Misasi '68
Sister Marie Molini, O.P. '46
Peter Morelli, Sr. '37 ++

Peter Morelli, Jr. '69
Annette Murdaca
Jack O'Keefe +

Merle Marquez
Joseph Oneto '27 ++
Max Paulsen

Rick Paulsen '77

Robert Perasso '69
Veronica Pezzi '57
Gary Podesto '59

Brenda Calosso Pozzo '84
Lenore Copello Raspo '29 ++
Edmond Rishwain ++
Joe '53 & Connie Rishwain

Msgr. Richard Ryan, S.T.D.
Kathryn Reischman Salady '59

Felicia Quilintang Rowley

Tori Verber Salazar '83
Dorothy Dossey Sanguinetti '34
Nancy Santos '55 ++

Ronald Schenone '48

Gerald Shipman‘60
Ernie Segale

Wayne & Gwen Segale

Paul Scheet
Dan & Cathy Silva
Sister Patricia Simpson, O.P. '56

Kathy Smith

Belinda Squires

Mario Starc '70
Carlos Sousa +
Sister Colette Standart, O.P. '29 ++
Nell DeYoung Stephens '36 ++

Ed Sullivan

Dwight Swanson

JoeTei++

Carl Thompson‘62

Greg Traverso '79

Bill Trezza
Charles Vance '59
Joan Wainwright
Douglass Wilhoit, Jr. '61

Van Ruiten Family

George & Stella Visgilio

Roland Winter, M.D.

John Zeiter, M.D. '80

Tony ++ and Madelyn Barkett '44 Zeiter

++ Deceased

 

Athletic Hall of Fame

Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame

Joseph Abdullah '91

Jennifer Agresti

Jim Arbios ‘45

Ed Barakatt ‘47

Dario Bella ‘41+

Robert Carruesco '65

George Casillas '83

Margo Castaneda '78

Ken Castles '55 (dec.)

Arthur Chapman '54

David Chapman '54

Bob Chinchiolo '55

Mike Clark

Careana Clay ‘80

Larry Conti ‘36 +

Gregory De Cristofaro '64

Bob Garibaldi ‘82

Jon Giffen ‘77

Ken Green ‘82

Steve Green '78

Glenn Griffen

Jon Gustorf

Denese Hallergach '91

Frank Halvorson '74

Von Hayes '76

Laurence Held ‘79

Larry Huiras '62

Art Hughes ‘42 +

Peter L. Inge '75

Ron Inge '73

Duane Isetti ‘59

Melanie Knott '87

Frank Linford '75

David Lozano '72

Jocelyn Mancebo '01

Don Mazzilli ‘77

Angela McShane '93

Antwine Murchison '81

Gregory O’Leary ‘77

Debra Goodrich ‘77

Tom O’Neill

Rick Paulsen '77

Walter Payne '53

Aileen  Risso '82

Peter Shoemaker '68

Ray Silvas '54

Kevin Simmons '79

Ed Sprague ‘85

Rich Standart ‘70

Wayman Steed '47 +

E. Raymond Thames '80

Hal Toso ‘46 +

Steve Towne

Ben Valverde ‘47

Richard Valverde '52

Eric Williams ‘80

Mike Williams '74

John Zidich '72

Varisty Football '60 *

+Deceased

 

 

Varsity Football Team of 1960

 

 

Coaches:

John Moreno

Ken Castles

Adrian Vera

 

 

Players:

Dan Ahles

Richard Jacques

Martin Avila

Dan Leary (Deceased)

Louis Bacigalupi

Simon Molini  (Deceased)

Greg Basso

Robert Munoz

Patrick Burke

Dante Nomellini

Mike Calosso

Dewey Pasquini

Ronald Cecchini (Deceased)

Melvin Ratto

Leonard Cortez

Victor Robles

Anthony Costa

Michael Robustelli

Jim “Skip” Declusin

B. Ruiz

Richard Derivi

Jerry Shipman

John Dillon

Carl Thompson

Ray Guidi (Deceased)

Bill Urbani

D. Harmon

Joseph Valverde

Edward Jacques

 James Wells

 

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Reunions

 

 

CLASS OF 1987

 

Reunion Saturday, Sept 9, 2017

 

Location AVE on the Mile  2333 Pacific Ave Stockton

 

For more info visit our Facebook page"St. Mary's Class of 1987 Reunion" or contact us at stmarysclassof87@yahoo.com<mailto:stmarysclassof87@yahoo.com>

 

 

CLASS OF 1957

 

60the Year Reunion    Sept 23rd, 2017

 

Location, St. Mary's High School Mass, Tour, Cocktails and Dinner

 

Reunion Committee Phil Asborno, Dianne Salvetti, Gini Robert Raspo, Janet Jones Tucker

 

For more info please contact the SM Development Dept. 209-957-3340 ext. 195

 

 

 

St. Mary's Class of 2006 held its  10th Reunion October 29, 2016 at 6:00pm at Garlic Brothers. Among those attending were former Presentation School classmates Jennifer Balestracci, Stacy Nicole, Tory Samborski, Summer Abella, Stephen Abdallah, Lisa Gruzas and Joey Kozina.

 

 

Saint Mary's Class of 1951 held its 65th reunion on the campus. After Mass an excellent meal was enjoyed by those in attendance as they reminisced about their time at SMHS. PIctured are Lenore Letard Dougherty, Dick Nielsen, Georgette Panelli Toso, Betty Simon Rice, Paul Holtzaphel, Rosemary Murphy Whitenton, Frank Wallace. Second Row David Dinublo, Ramona Valverde Lozano, Jeanette Michaels, Janet Landi Castiglioni, Ben Marraccini,Genevieve Paddyhag Broer, Ernie Guerrero.

 

CLASS OF 1961 55th Reunion November 12, 2016 St. Mary’s High School Questions: Loretta Lechich (415) 826-0226or email lalechich@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Reunite with your fellow alumni at your class reunion.

Contact the Alumni & Development Office for more information.

(209) 957-3340 Extension 180

  

Class Representatives

Are you interested in assisting with promoting alumni and fundraising events to your classmates, identifying and cultivating prospective donors, and assisting with reunions? The Development Office is seeking those who will work with the members of their class in strengthening the strong bonds with St. Mary's High School. Join the following alumni members who have volunteered their time.


 

1952 Coraleta Feary Rogers

 

1955 Jim & Susan Bertrand

 

1956 Joan Costa Bottini

 

1957 Phil & Kathy Asborno

Dianne Gini

Robert Raspo

Janet Jones Tucker

 

1958 Carole Kiefer

 

1960 Nola Moccafiche

 

1961 Loretta Lechich

 

1964 Bonnie Cannon Phelps

 

1969 Suzan Flott Bolski

 

1970 Jean McGurk

 

1971 Deby Caporusso

 

1972 Bill Stewart

 

1973 Judy Flores Gabbard

Linda Halvorson Haley

 

1975 Ellen Scriven

 

1978 Margo McGillvray Castaneda

 

1979 Shelly Mulvihill Moreira

 

 

1980 Dena Huiras Hernandez

 

1988 Greg Weaver

 

1989 Danielle Peirano Bo

 

1990 Lisa Basso Rossi

 

1994 Natalie Mussi

 

1996 Robert Anderson

 

1997 Corinne Copello

 

1999 Brooke Bryant

Emily Roberts

 

2000 Nathan Mussi

Liz Vernengo

 

2001 Jessica Romo Wylie

 

2002 Alexis Mussi

 

2003 Susan Ryan

Michael K. Fujinaka

 

2004 Jillian Wong

Ashley Hullen

 

2005 Kasey Malcoun

Meghan Sullivan

 

2007 Sarah Sullivan

 

 

If you are interested in representing your class, please contact the Development Office.

Alumni, We Need You!

 

Pledge Form

Saint Mary's High School depends on the generosity of its Alumni and Friends in order to continue its mission of educating young men and women to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. You can do your part by supporting this mission with a donation of money, property or real estate. Please consider giving back to the community that has given so much.

 

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St. Mary's High School

Development Office
5648 N. El Dorado St.
Stockton, CA 95207

(209) 957-3340 Extension 180