Feb. 13, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2009 inductees are former baseball players David Leonard (Class of 1991) and John Peterman (Class of 1963), and former head baseball coach Jesse Burkett.
Leonard was a starting pitcher on the Holy Cross baseball team from 1988-1991, serving as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a 1.27 earned run average during his sophomore year in 1989, and again with a 1.86 earned run average as a junior in 1990. During his senior season in 1991, Leonard then posted a 7-3 record and ranked second in the Patriot League with a 1.91 earned run average. He finished his career with an overall record of 18-12, a school-record 2.20 earned run average, 20 complete games and 160 strikeouts. Leonard was named All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1989 and 1990, while earning All-Patriot League honors in 1991. He was also selected All-New England, All-ECAC, Academic All-MAAC and Academic All-District during his collegiate career, while being a two-time winner of the Hop Riopel Award as the team's most valuable player.
This year's other inductees are Arthur Andreoli (Class of 1958, basketball), Mark Gallagher (Class of 1991, football) and Richard Maiberger (Class of 1964, track & field).
These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.