Darren is a 1987 graduate of CHS where he was a member of the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams.
He earned 3 letters in soccer, and as goalie for the team, recorded 8 shutouts and allowed an average of only 1½ goals to be scored against him per game.
He also earned 3 letters in basketball where he garnered All-South Jersey Honorable Mention and All-Group II First Team honors. In baseball, Darren earned two letters and was named to the 2nd team All-Conference and received Group 2 Honorable Mention. In his senior season, the team was Colonial Conference Champions and finished 10th in South Jersey with a 19-7 record.
Darren is married to Heather Hicks and is the father of Meghan (13), Samantha (11), and Andrew (9).
He resides in Ocean City, Maryland where he is employed as the general manager for 2 popular restaurants there: Sunset Grille and Micky Fins.
KURT ENGELBERT, JR.
Kurt W. Engelbert Jr., namesake of his father, Kurt Sr., a St. Joseph’s University Hall of Fame basketball player, is also the brother of two Collingswood Hall of Famers: sisters Cathy Engelbert and Peggy Rust.
He received letters in soccer (All South Jersey), baseball and basketball and captained the soccer team in his senior year. He played for some of the great coaches in Collings-wood history, including Neil Thompson, Ron Ross, Fred Vanderslice, Mark Ritter, and Sam Young, who are all previous Hall of Famers.
Kurt received the Buddy Robertson Award for outstanding loyalty to the school and his fellow athletes, which says a great deal about his contributions. He tributes much of his athletic ability to his early years with the support of his parents and growing up in a family of seven very competitive brothers and sisters.
MARLA KRAVITT MINIER
Marla Kravitt specialized in defense during her athletic career at Collingswood. She was a goalie in both field hockey and lacrosse and a defensive stalwart in basketball.
In field hockey, she posted seven shutouts in 11 outings as the Colls registered Coach Bea Markwick’s undefeated season and earned the coach a state championship in the process. In lacrosse, the Colls won league honors and Marla was again solid in the nets.
She said, “I loved standing in the goal and watching the rest of the team march down the field on offense – just a beautiful sight!”
In basketball, Marla was one of two Colls (Inaugural Hall of Famer Cheryl Christinzio was the other) to gain All-Colonial Conference honors. It was noted that Marla was one of league’s most outstanding defensive stalwarts.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg and an M.A. from Syracuse. Marla is married to Richard Minier and they have two sons, Matthew and Alexander.
Rick Koss was an outstanding wrestler, baseball and football player in the class of ’93 for Collingswood. He earned eight letters, half of them in wrestling, and was elected captain of each team.
He also won All-Group 2 honors in each of those sports and earned team MVP honors in football and wrestling. He was a two-time state second place winner in wrestling, a three-time regionals winner and a two-time district champ.
Koss was also All-South Jersey football and was a member of the 1991 Colonial Conference champions in that sport. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Rutgers-Camden and distinguished himself as Division III NJAC Player of the Year in baseball.
Rick has coached wrestling for Triton, Audubon and Winslow High School where he is a four-time District Coach of the Year. He also had the privilege of coaching three state champions, one of whom, Jordan Burroughs, is also a World and Olympic gold medal winner. Rick is currently coaching football and wrestling at Collingswood.
Dale Plummer of the class of 1981 played basketball for three years, but it was in the sport of tennis where he really made his mark. Dale was a four-year letterman who led the tennis team to South Jersey Top Ten finishes in all four years.
He co-captained the team in his senior year and finished with over 40 career wins. For his athletic endeavors, he was a recipient of a Gold “C” award.
Plummer then attended Widener University, where he was a four-year starter, and set the school record for career wins with 41. He also played #1 singles in his senior year. Immediately upon graduation, Widener offered him to become head men’s tennis coach. He became the youngest NCAA head coach and guided the Pioneers to a 33-22 record in his four seasons at the helm – the most wins by any tennis coach in the school’s history.
For the past 27 years, Plummer has been the athletic director at The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, a junior college in Media, PA. During his tenure the college’s teams have won 2 national championships, 15 conference titles and has had 45 All-Americans and 53 Academic All-Americans.
He is married to Debbie and has two children: Ryan, 20, and Laura, 16.
DANA CURRY CORNOG
Dana Curry was a standout for Collingswood in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse during the years 1990-94.
The highlight of her hockey career was winning the state championship with a record of 22-0-2. She was captain of the team and won All-Colonial Conference for the second year and was All-Group 2 and All-South Jersey.
Dana was also a 1,000-point scorer in basketball. She captained the team in her senior year and was Outstanding Player in the Al Carino Game following her senior season. She was named All South Jersey Honorable Mention and Group 2 2nd Team twice.
In Lacrosse, she was an All-South Jersey performer and two-time All-Conference choice.
She went on to graduate from Ursinus College in 1998. She is married to John Cornog and has two children Kayleigh (10) and Tyler (6).
Neil Elverson lettered in three sports – football, basketball and baseball – in addition to numerous student activities in the early 1950’s. He was a second team All-Group 4 selection following his senior season in football. He also was a member of the National Honor Society, glee club, choir and Student Council, served as sports editor for the yearbook and was president of his homeroom all three years of high school.
He graduated from Rutgers in 1957, enlisted in the Army and studied at the Army Language School before serving a tour of duty in Army counter-intelligence. Neil then embarked on a career teaching film aesthetics and English in California.
He contracted colon cancer in 1992 and had four surgeries and 35 chemotherapy treatments, but continued to teach and battled the disease by walking eight strenuous miles five days a week. He passed away in 2011, leaving wife Marilynne and son Ian.
1968 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Undefeated Colonial Conference Champions
1968 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
Colonial Conference, Suburban Cup and SJ Group III Champions
1967 FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
Undefeated Colonial Conference Champions
1968 GIRLS LACROSSE TEAM