Anthony Ladik of the class of ’93 earned letters in soccer, baseball and basketball and was named MVP for all those sports in his senior year.
He broke the Collingswood High soccer record with 50 career goals and 25 assists, a mark that still has not been surpassed. He was a starter all four years and Coach Frank Reilly called him “the most skilled player I coached in my 16 years coaching Collingswood soccer.” Ladik was named to the All-Group 2 first team and received All-South Jersey honorable mention for both his junior and senior years.
He also was selected for the All-Group 2 first team and honorable mention All-South Jersey in baseball and participated in basketball during his years in Collingswood. Anthony still lives in Collingswood with his wife, Megan, and their two sons, Cole and Chase.
Carol Moule ’65 started playing competitive sports as an eight-year-old center fielder for the Oaklyn Lionettes softball team and was a star player through high school with that team. From grades 7 through 9, she played on the hockey, basketball and softball teams at Oaklyn Junior High.
She then entered Collingswood High and followed in the footsteps of her father, Len ’35, playing tennis. She was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy as the undefeated number two singles player.
Carol also was a standout as a fullback in field hockey and forward in basketball and lettered in both sports. She had high-scoring honors in basketball.
After high school, she worked for CIGNA insurance and played in softball, volleyball, tennis, golf and bowling leagues until she developed rheumatoid arthritis. Sadly, Carol died on May 28, 2012, from complications of Hodgkins lymphoma.
Alan Schmoll, class of ’57, played football and track at Collingswood, but was a star basketball player who led his team in scoring in both his junior and senior years. He received the MVP Award in basketball as a junior and the Al Usilton Award in his senior year.
The ’57 basketball team won a school-record 13 straight games, defeated Atlantic City and Trenton High and every Colonial Conference team. But they could not get past arch-rival Camden.
Schmoll went on to graduate from Tusculum College and Rutgers Law School and practiced law for 48 years with the Capehart and Scatchard firm. In this capacity, he represented many school boards, including the Collingswood Board of Education, over his long career.
He and his wife Nancy (also Colls ’57) are the parents of three children.
Steve Latch of the Collingswood class of 1979 was a three-year starter in wrestling. His highlight was winning the district title at 115 pounds as a junior.
He was the fourth seed and defeated the first seed, a returning district champ, in the semi-finals and the number two seed in the finals. He received the Outstanding Wrestler Award for those achievements. Steve had a three-year record of 54-14-4 and received honorable mention on the All-South Jersey team all three years. In addition, he captained the Colls team for two years.
Latch went on to attend the State University of New York and Virginia Tech, where he graduated with a degree in ornamental horticulture and turf/grass management. Today he is serving Collingswood as the middle school wrestling coach and as a member of the Collingswood Athletic Hall of Fame board of directors.
DARIA SOHANCHAK TETI
Daria ’69 was captain of the field hockey team also a letter winner in basketball and lacrosse. She was voted the Most Athletic female in her senior class and received All-Colonial Conference honors in hockey.
“I loved sharing the experience of playing and winning with other women – great women,” she says of her Collingswood years. For Daria, that also included being an exchange student to Argentina.
What she learned participating in sports at Collingswood helped her as a founding member and captain of the River Sirens boat team for the last ten years. They were the first dragon boat team on the Cooper River.
Daria earned a B.A. degree from Dickinson College and is married to Robert Teti.
Matt Leek of the class of 1964 comes to Collingswood all the way from Oregon to receive this award tonight. At Collingswood High, he earned six letters in cross-country and wrestling.
In wrestling, Matt (the brother of Collingswood’s first state champion, John Leek) carved an enviable record in high own right. In his sophomore year, he tied the Pennsylvania state champ in a pre-season match. In his senior year, he went undefeated and was a district champion for Coach Sam Coursen.
He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. Matt and his wife Kimberly live in Ashland, OR, and are the parents of four children.
Jim “Froggy” Walsh graduated from Collingswood in 1963. He wrestled and ran cross-country for two years each. His major accomplishment was winning the 1963 district wrestling championship. He defeated the reigning district champ, 5-0, in the finals held in the Collingswood gym. He also placed third in the region that year.
He was cut from the basketball team three years in a row and repeatedly told his friends “I don’t wrestle!” when they asked him to come out for the team. The only reason he went out for wrestling in his junior year was that he had eighth period gym class and pretended to be going out, while hiding in the back of the wrestling room for three-quarters of the season until Mr. Coursen forced him to wrestle off.
Walsh went on to graduate from the five-year program at Drexel University. He is married to Pat and they have one son.
MELISSA (MISSY) BANDOCK
Missy Bandock follows her parents, Ron and Pat, into the Collingswood Athletic Hall of Fame. A 1981 graduate, she earned a total of seven letters – three in field hockey and two each in basketball and lacrosse.
She was a key member of the field hockey team that won a South Jersey Group 3 championship. Missy received All-Group 3 honors in hockey and was selected for the second team All-Group 3 in basketball, where she was a leading scorer.
Missy was also a strong defender in lacrosse and she counts defeating Moorestown twice (once in the regular season and once in the playoffs) as a memorable experience in senior year lacrosse.
She earned a degree in textile chemistry from the University of Delaware and works as regional sales manager for a firm that imports luxury porcelain and crystal products.
Hank Mumma, an outstanding football player and wrestler in the class of ’68, will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was a member of the 1966 undefeated football team and was an outstanding two-way lineman, earning first team All-Colonial Conference as a defensive tackle. He also captained his senior year wrestling team and contributed the most team points to the 1968 mat squad. He was a true all-around athlete playing baseball in 9th and 10th grades, and lettering in track as a junior and senior placing 6th in the county meet in the discus.
For these achievements, he was voted “Most Athletic” by his classmates for the yearbook and received the Varsity Club’s Silver Award by vote of the coaches.
He went on to play football and wrestle for the U.S. Military Academy (Army), but earned his degree at Rutgers.
Hank is a board member and participant in the Saints Prison Ministry, a South Jersey-based organization that travels the country on weekends to play sports and evangelize at prisons throughout the United States. The Saints have played over 2,800 games and encouraged 26,000 incarcerated men and women to make professions of faith since 1987. They have achieved an outstanding record in curbing recidivism among inmates.
Pat Fogarty was an outstanding runner for the track and cross-country teams at Collingswood High. He received three letters in each sport and was a four-time MVP, twice in each sport.
He was named All-Colonial Conference for two years each in track and cross-country and also received All-South Jersey honors in both sports for two years. His most memorable achievement was receiving Collingswood High’s highest athletic honor. He was named “Most Athletic” by his senior classmates.
Pat credits Coach McGair and Alex Falzone for convincing him to go out for track and cross-country. Falzone introduced this self-proclaimed “extreme non-athlete” to the sports in his sophomore year, and both he and Mr, McGair for recognizing his potential far earlier than Fogarty himself.
Now he is hoping to use this unexpected Hall of Fame honor to motivate him to fulfill a dream he has had since high school – to qualify for and run in the Boston Marathon.
Eric Hart ’91 was a standout in track and soccer at Colls High. He was a soccer goalie who was named honorable mention All-South Jersey, second team All-Group 2 as a junior and first team All-Colonial and All-Group 2 and third team All-South Jersey as a senior. He was in the nets when Collingswood ended Haddonfield’s 22-game unbeaten streak in the Colonial Conference. Hart was a three-year starter.
In track, Hart was All-Group 2 in his junior and senior years and leading scorer on the Panther team as a senior. That year he set a new Collingswood high jump record of 6’7”, which was also second in South Jersey that spring.
Before his senior year, Hart measured the existing high jump mark of 6’4 ½ and wrote it on the bathroom wall where he could look at it every day. His mother saved that piece of wallpaper when the family redid the bathroom.
He also played jayvee baseball and basketball and resides in Naples, FL, with wife Chantielle and their four children.
ANITA LUTZ CUCINOTTA
Anita Lutz was a three-year star in both field hockey and lacrosse at Collingswood High. She came from Hi-Nella and thanks her parents for driving her to school and back home every day.
She was an All-Colonial Conference honoree in both her junior and senior field hockey seasons and an All-Delaware Valley choice as a senior. In lacrosse, she was a member of the 1979 team that won the state championship and she was chosen first team All-South Jersey and All-Delaware Valley.
Anita remembers that magical day when Colls High won the state lacrosse championship and she attended the senior prom that evening. She is a graduate of Rowan University (Glassboro State) and is married to David Cucinotta. They are the parents of two daughters, Ashley Dobleman and Crysta Cucinotta, and a son, Anthony (A.J.) Cucinotta.
1967 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Colonial Conference and Suburban Cup Champions
1967-68 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
Undefeated Colonial Conference Champions and State Finalist
1967 WRESTLING TEAM
Undefeated Colonial Conference and District 28 Champions
1967 BASEBALL TEAM
Colonial Conference, Group III and State Champions