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Elijah Brown '17 Attending West Point


Elijah Brown, SM Class of 2017, completed basic training  (CBT). at West Point.   It was so intense it is known as Beast Barracks. According to Elijah, he made the right decision to attend West Point. (8/17)
















Gio Brusa '12 Focus of Record Interiew


Gio Brusa, Class of 2012,  was interviewed by Thomas Lawrence of The Record prior to the San Jose Giants game against the Stockton Ports regarding his pro baseball career. Gio, who is a professional baseball player in the California League playing for the San Jose Giants discussed life on the road, being patient and focused on the present, plans for after baseball and who he credits with the success he has experienced: his father, Jim Brusa, SM President and former MLB star and Olympic Gold Medalist  Ed Sprague, SM alumnus, class of 1984. Record Interview







Chelsea Gray '10 Named to WBNA All Star Squad


Chelsea Gray, Class of 2010, and a player for the Los Angeles Sparks, was named as a reserve for the West team in the WNBA All-Star Game at KeyArena in Seattle.


Chelsea is in her first season as a starter for the defending champion Sparks, after playing a key role for L.A. in last year’s WNBA Finals. She leads the WNBA with a 50.9 field goal percentage, and scores an average of15.8 points per game.


Chelsea Gray, Chelsea, pictured with Kathy Smith, recently paid a visit to St. Mary's to meet with students and say hello to friends. (7/17)






Players Tribune Article by Chelsea Gray









Hector "Lucky" Diaz '96 Performing in Stockton

From a Story By Tony Sauro
Record Staff Writer  


Diaz, a 40-year-old St. Mary’s High School graduate, brought his family music home for the first time, performing a free show on April 8, 2017


“Stockton still is a big part of anything I do,” Diaz said.


In part, that’s because Diaz — who started singing-songwriting at Stockton’s original Blackwater Café as a teenager with a guitar his mom bought at a flea market — has,been really busy accomplishing what once was unimaginable.


“I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that anybody would be writing about me in any way,” said Diaz, who formed the group with Gaddis in 2011. “It’s really cool.”


Along with music-industry acknowledgment, the Family’s reputation has been elevated by best-children’s-album or song-of-the-year credits from People magazine (“A Pot Luck” in 2012), USA Today and Sirius-XM radio.


“The No. 1 album for kids?” Diaz said from L.A., where he and Gaddis live in the Los Feliz district. “That’s something special you don’t ever forget.”


Writers at the New York Times and Washington Post also have been impressed by the Diaz’s five albums, the Post critic labeling their folk-rocky style as “kindie” music.


“That makes it relatable somehow,” said Diaz, a guitar player from an artistic Stockton family. “That nomenclature makes it cool. The ‘face of kindie.’ Indie music.” Certainly a contrast to Mister Rogers.

Gaddis won a 2013 Emmy for “Lisha Lou and Lucky Too!!!” a version of their debut album on PBS. They became the first Americans to win a children’s Latin Grammy for “ˇFantastico!,” sung in Spanish.


They perform on PBS’ “All Things Considered” and their recordings have been honored by parents and education organizations. Coca-Cola’s “summer song” for 2013 was “Falling.”


“They’ve performed on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” — “a fantastic dream come true for me,” Diaz said — and has played solo at the Texas capital’s South-by-Southwest Festival.


They’ll entertain the “kindies” during the Aug. 3-6 Lollapalooza Festival (Kidzapalooza) at Chicago’s Grant Park. Chance the Rapper and Muse are among the headliners.(4/17)


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. (3/17)














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 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, 2017. (12/16)












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)



News and Information


The Sister Colette Standart, O.P. Alumni Room was dedicated in honor of Sister Collette, Class of 1929.  It is located in the Library area of the Lagorio Administration /Classroom Building and contains memorabilia from 1876 to the present cataloging the schools history.
















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




Hall of Fame


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


Hall of Fame Members


Edward Burke, Sr. *

Charles K. “Bud” DeYoung  ’35 *

Duane Isetti  ‘59

Sr. Colette Standart, O.P., ’29 *



Sr. David Barry, O.P. *

Ann Clark Stiefvater ’60*; George Clark ’62

Michael Clark ‘66

Steve Copello ‘71

Jon Gustorf

Sr. Marie Molini, O.P., ‘46

Edmond Rishwain *



George E. Briare  ‘36

Larry J. Conti  ’36 *

Mary Simonelli Devincenzi  ’47 *

Daniel Leary *



Angelo Galindo

David Khoury *

Vladimir (Mirko) Kozina ‘72

Joe ’53 & Connie Rishwain

Ernie Segale



David Brewer *

John McNally, M.D. *

Joseph Oneto ’27 *

Lenore Copello Raspo *



Luigi & Karen McGurk ’71 Gherardi

Eugene & Dianne Salvetti ’57 Gini

Linda Milhausen

Mario Starc ‘70


Joseph Craig & Martha Zumstein  ’35 Craig *

Angel G. Cruz  ’26 *

Peter Morelli, Sr., ’37 *

Br. Neil McMenamin, O.S.F.S.

Max Paulsen

Carlos Sousa *



Vince Augello ‘58

Dino & Joan Cortopassi

Marian Jacobs *

Merle Marquez *

John Zeiter, M.D., ‘80


Michael Canlis ’34 *

George Gibson ‘69

Veronica Pezzi  ‘57

Dan & Cathy Silva



Lex A. Corrales ‘62

Fr. Xavier J. Harris, O.F.M. *

Ernest Medina ‘49

Peter D. Morelli ‘69

Ronald J. Schenone ’48 *



Dario Bella, ‘41

Veva Brown *

Chief Edward Chavez ‘61

Gary Podesto ‘59

Nancy Cozzitorti Santos ’55 *

Nell DeYoung Stephens ’36 *



John & Loretta Butorac

Hon.  Carol A. Corrigan ‘66

Mike & Joan Bianchi ’61 Heffernan

Sandi Taylor Misasi ‘68

Paul Scheet




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

Gene Isetti *

Kathleen Lagorio Janssen ‘64

Jack O’Keefe *



Jim & Seldon Brusa

George Farros *

Mary Lou Sheehan Hoffman ‘59

Gerald Shipman ‘60

Joe Tei *

Carl Thompson ‘61




Sam Abdallah *

John Little

Hon. Anthony Lucaccini  ‘65

Charles F. Vance ‘59

Joan Wainwright



Doug Carruesco

Rev. Foley *

Dave Luchetti ‘63

Kathy Smith

Greg Traverso ‘79

Dr. Ronald Winter



Michael J. Calosso ‘60

Richard Giambruno  ’58 *

Rose Simonelli Leonardini ‘48

Frank Lozano & Ramona Valverde  ’51 Lozano & Family

Dorothy Dossey Sanguinetti  ’34 *


Tess Aberle

Paula Biscaia

Bernadicou Family

Armando Flores ‘61

Carlo Michelotti ’56 *

Tori Verber Salazar ‘83




Joseph Crane *

William ’50 & Lorraine Rodgers Halvorson ’50 & Family

Ron Inge, ‘73

Kathy Reischman Salady  ‘59

Sr. Patricia Simpson, O.P., ‘56



Kevin Costello

Sandra Medina Haberman ‘72

Lynn Hoffman

Denise Jones ‘72

Msgr. Richard Ryan, J.C.D.

William Trezza


Greg Basso ’60 & Noreen Garavano ’62 Basso

Br. James Dorazio, O.S.F.S.

Joe Jacobs ’58 *

George & Stella Visgilio



Ben Calderon ‘92

Brenda Calosso ’84 Pozzo

Patricia Edelman ’64 Gustorf

Richard Paulsen ‘77

Jennifer Schene ’78 Giannini



James Acosta  ‘76

Gerald “Duke” Grilliot

Fr. Clark Kelley, O.S.F.S. *

Bob Perasso ‘69

Wayne & Gwen Segale


Jean Aguilar ‘77

Annette Vignolo Knowles ‘85

Margo Bisaccio Kozina

Felicia Quilantang-Rowley

Belinda Leinfelder Squires

Ed Sullivan

Dwight Swanson



Msgr. James Erwin Cain *

Dr. Martin Langan

Annette Murdaca

Douglass Wilhoit, Jr., ‘61

Tony * & Madelyn Barkett ’44 Zeiter



+ Deceased


Athletic Hall of Fame


2017 Hall of Fame Class

(Induction Ceremony October 21, 2017)


Joe Barkett ’67

Jason Bartlett ’97

Denise Castles Stenger ’83

Heidi Chinchiolo Gluskin ’90

Michelle Cozad ’01

John Ellis ’91

Nancy Hackett Mittelstadt ’96

Andrew Hill ’91

Laurie Hill Nero ’93

Lynee Lozano Monckton ’81

Fred Shoemaker ’70

Christopher Smith ’97

Jim Grady

Coach of Women’s Basketball

Ted Yoneda ’83

Coach of Women’s Softball

Mark Kusonovich (deceased)

Coach of Women’s Soccer

1970 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1971 Football Team

Coach Duane Isetti ’59

1978-79 Boys Basketball Team

Coach Tom O’Neil

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

Denise Rotert '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 *




Varsity Football Team of 1960




John Moreno

Ken Castles

Adrian Vera




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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60th 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 1987  held its  30th Reunion September 9, 2017 at the Ave. Everyone attending had a great time reminiscing about their years at St. Mary's and reacquainting themselves with their classmates.



PLEASE  CONTACT: Stefani Delucchi  AT 209-957-3340 ext. 195 or by  e-mail at the following address: for more information.


AFTER EVENT: Send reunion highlights, pictures, and any updated alumni addresses to SMHS Development Office @ P.O. Box 7247 – Stockton, CA 95267 or you can email Stefani Delucchi


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.

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