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Emil Garofalo '45

Emil Garafalo was one of the first star athletes for Fairfield Prep. After spending his freshman year at Ludlowe High in Fairfield, he transferred to Prep when it opened in 1942.

Garofalo played three years of basketball and baseball for the Jesuits and was a two-year captain in both sports. He was a talented guard in basketball who was heralded by one veteran observer as the premier backcourt player in Connecticut.

In baseball, Garofalo was a star shortstop and actually had five offers to play professionally. However, he opted to go to college, where he manned shortstop for three seasons at Notre Dame.

Garofalo was named to Prep’s 1942-51 All-Decade team in both basketball and baseball.

Emil Garofalo '45 Acceptance Speech