Varsity Club Inducts Five To Athletic Hall Of Fame

Feb. 3, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that five individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2006 inductees into the Hall of Fame are Tom Alberghini (Class of 1943, football), Susan Daley (Class of 1992, track & field), Kevin Greaney (Class of 1982, basketball), Genoa Grosch (Class of 1999, softball) and Nick Manzello (honorary, sports writer).

Tom Alberghini
Alberghini was a star offensive lineman on the Holy Cross football team from 1939-1942, helping lead the Crusaders to an overall record of 20-15-4 (.564) during his four-year career. He opened up many holes for the likes of John Grigas, John Bezemes and Ed Murphy, all of whom are inducted in the Hall of Fame. During Alberghini's senior season, the Crusaders ended the year with a 55-12 victory over previously unbeaten and top-ranked Boston College at Fenway Park. He was named All-East at the conclusion of his senior year, and played in the East-West Shrine Game. Alberghini went on to play professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League.

Susan Daley
Daley was a standout on the Crusader women's track & field team, running in both the hurdle events and on relay teams. During her senior year, she was the Patriot League indoor champion in the 55-meter hurdles (8.45 seconds), while winning Patriot League outdoor titles in the 100-meter hurdles (14.62 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.05). Daley also won the New England outdoor title in the 100-meter hurdles as a senior, after being the New England indoor and outdoor champion in the hurdles as a sophomore. She still holds the all-time Holy Cross records in the 55-meter hurdles (8.17 seconds), the 100-meter hurdles (14.51 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.05), and was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team which set a then-school record at the 1989 Penn Relays. Daley also received the John A. Meegan Athletic Achievement Award from the Varsity Club in 1992.

Kevin Greaney
Greaney was a three-year starter on the Holy Cross men's basketball team, serving as co-captain during his senior year in 1981-1982. He helped lead the team to an overall record of 72-43 (.626) over the course of his career, with the Crusaders advancing to the NCAA Tournament once and the National Invitation Tournament twice. During his senior year, Greaney led the team in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game, and was named first team All-ECAC. He finished his career with 1,150 points, including a high of 28 against Boston College during his senior year, and still ranks as Holy Cross' 26th all-time leading scorer. Between his junior and senior seasons, Greaney was a member of the NIT All-Star team which toured Columbia and the Dominican Republic. He also received the Richard J. Maloney Award from the Varsity Club in 1982, as the basketball team's MVP.

Genoa Grosch
Grosch was the top pitcher on the Crusader softball team for four years, earning first team All-Patriot League honors during each of her four seasons. She was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and also earned Patriot League Tournament MVP honors in 1998, after leading Holy Cross to the conference regular season and tournament titles. Grosch holds Holy Cross single season marks for strikeouts (192 in 1999), wins (20 in 1999), earned run average (1.11 in 1998), starts (26 in 1999), complete games (24 in 1998) and shutouts (10 in 1999), in addition to holding the school career records for strikeouts (579), wins (56), earned run average (1.27), starts (87), complete games (81) and shutouts (27). Her single season marks of 10 shutouts and 192 strikeouts are also Patriot League records, along with her 1.27 career earned run average. Grosch received the John A. Meegan Athletic Achievement Award from the Varsity Club in 1998.

Nick Manzello
Manzello has covered Holy Cross since 1962 as a sports writer and columnist for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has received more than 70 media awards, including the 1978 United Press International award for outstanding feature story. Manzello also serves as the host for local radio and television shows in Worcester, and has written a pair of books, entitled Sports Twisters and Legacy of the Gladiators. He is also on the advisory board for the Norwich Navigators, and serves as the chairman of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission.

These five individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 6, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.