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 is former basketball player Arthur Andreoli (Class of 1958).
Andreoli was a member of the Crusader basketball team from 1955-1958. After playing in 16 games as a backup on the 1955-1956 team which won the New England championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, he became a starter during his junior season and averaged 18.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest. Andreoli led the 1956-1957 team in field goal percentage (41.5 percent, 153 of 369), and scored a career-high 31 points in an 89-65 victory over Boston College on Feb. 23, 1957. As a senior, Andreoli let his scoring take a backseat to his playmaking ability, but still averaged 12.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, he totaled 737 points and 277 rebounds, while making 264 of 668 field goal attempts (39.5 percent) and 209 of 312 free throws (67.0 percent).
This year's other inductees are Mark Gallagher (Class of 1991, football), David Leonard (Class of 1991, baseball), Richard Maiberger (Class of 1964, track & field), John Peterman (Class of 1963, baseball) and Jesse Burkett (honorary, baseball coach).
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.