John J. Vrionis
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football, Men's Lacrosse
1968
2010

Biography

John Vrionis was a letterwinner on both the football and men’s lacrosse teams during his time at Holy Cross. On the gridiron, he won two letters while catching 39 career passes for 570 yards and seven touchdowns. Vrionis’ top year came during his senior season, when he led the team with 511 receiving yards and 42 points scored. He was also a member of teams which scored victories over Boston College (32-26 in 1966) and Yale (26-14 in 1967, the Bulldogs’ only loss of the season). In lacrosse, Vrionis led the team in scoring as a senior with 49 points on 36 goals and 13 assists. He scored eight goals against Worcester Polytechnic Institute on April 13, 1968, to set a school single-game record which still stands. Vrionis was also selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South College All-Star Game following the conclusion of his senior season.