John Vrionis Inducted To Holy Cross Hall Of Fame

John Vrionis

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 2010 inductees is former men's lacrosse player John Vrionis (Class of 1968).

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 47 points on 36 goals and 11 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.

This year's other inductees are Lee Hendrickson (Class of 1992, soccer), Tom Kelleher (Class of 1988, football), Lynn Liberatore (Class of 1995, cross country, track & field), Patrick Rissmiller (Class of 2002, ice hockey) and Dr. James Walsh (Class of 1952, honorary).

These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 8, at the Varsity Club’s annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.