Basketball alumni honored at final home game at Alumni Hall

On Thursday, Feb. 20, two dozen former Fairfield Prep basketball players were welcomed back to Alumni Hall for the Jesuits final regular season home game in the facility.

The alumni in attendance came from classes as recent as 2015 and as far back as 1945. During half time, Principal Dr. Tommy de Quesada greeted each alumnus on the George Bisacca Court, accompanied by cheers from the students, parents, family and friends gathered in the stands.

Later this year, Fairfield University will begin taking down Alumni Hall, one of the longest standing buildings on the Fairfield U. campus. In its place, Fairfield U. will construct the new Arena & Convocation Center, an 85,000-square foot multi-use structure for basketball games, volleyball games, university events, and concerts.

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

View a gallery of the evening by clicking the below image.

Athletic Hall of Famer Emil Garofalo '45 and Fairfield Prep Basketball Coach Mike Papale.


The Basketball Alumni

Thank you to these former basketball players for coming out to the final game.

Mike Bartlett '95               
Mike Brennan '97             
Rob Bier '11
Vincent Cotto '10
Tim Foley '81  
Ryan Foley '15
Emil Garofalo '45 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2019)
Tom Guarcello '74
Stephen Gulish '10
Wally Halas '69 (Part of 1969 State Championship team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame)
Paul Halas '74 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2017)
Peter Harding '87
Rich Kelly '16
Sean Kilbride '87            
Tom Leverty '86               
Bob Lyons '73               
Brandon Massaro '09
Brian McGillicuddy '81
Michael Myers Keitt  '07               
Jack O'Connell '51
Tom O'Donnell '72               
John Phelan '84               
Mark Valentine '66
Jake Van Sant '09
Pat Walsh '73       

Alumni Hall Event on March 7        

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

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