Southern Regional Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony March 23

Mar 13, 2019
Courtesy of: Bridgewater State University Athletics Former Southern Regional quarterback Dan Higgins played several years for Bridgewater State University and on March 23 will be inducted into the Southern Regional Athletic Hall of Fame.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Southern Regional Athletic Hall of Fame, and on Saturday, March 23, the latest group of former athletes will be the highlight for the induction ceremony at Calloways Restaurant and Bar from 2 to 5 p.m.

During the ceremony, seven individuals and five teams will be honored. Among the individuals entering the Hall of Fame this year, three are from the Class of 2013 – former football quarterback Dan Higgins, former lacrosse standout Nick Jinks and former boys volleyball setter Luke King. Former track standout and football player Ryan North (2012), former girls basketball and volleyball player Avery Hodgson-Walters (2010), former wrestler Greg Miele (2005) and former coach Virginia Lambert are among the individual honorees as well.

As for complete teams being inducted, several of Eric Maxwell’s volleyball squads highlight the list, including the state championship teams from 2013 and 2014, along with his South Jersey sectional title group from 2012, to go along with the boys lacrosse state sectional championship teams of 2013 and 2014.

Led by King and former three-sport star and current Miami Dolphin Mike Gesicki, the 2013 and 2014 boys volleyball teams knocked off St. Joseph (Metuchen) and St. Peter’s Prep, respectively, during back-to-back state championship seasons. Let by Nick Jinks, his brother Dylan, currently playing at the University of Hartford, and Brendan Mullen, the 2013 and 2014 boys lacrosse squads ousted Monroe (19-5) and Lenape (11-10), respectively, to snag Southern’s first two state sectional crowns in lacrosse.

Advance tickets are $20 for the event, which includes appetizers and a buffet with cash bar. Tickets also will be available at the door for $25. Checks can be made payable to Southern Regional High School. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Susan Spaschak at 609-597-9481, extension 4319, or by email at—D.B.


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