CLASS OF 2008
Patti Aliberti Crossman ’77:
Patti Aliberti Crossman earned an impressive 11 varsity letters and the Most Athletic Award in her senior year. She played varsity field hockey for four years in the left halfback position. She earned 2nd Team All-Conference status as a sophomore, All- South Jersey status as a junior and senior and 1st Team All-Conference in her senior year. She was a member of the State Championship team field hockey team and was selected captain of the team in her senior year. She also competed for the varsity basketball team for three years as a forward and played four years of varsity softball as a pitcher.She is a physical education teacher at Mainland Regional High School. Patti is married and currently lives in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Gary Brackett ’97:
A captain and starting middle linebacker for the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, Brackett began his football career as a Bulldog playing fullback and linebacker under Coach Bob Cleary. He played varsity all four years at GHS, earning first team All-Conference, All-South Jersey Group I honors in 1996 and first team All South Jersey honors in junior and senior seasons. Gary walked on at Rutgers University and earned a full athletic scholarship after his freshman year. He was selected the 12th Man Award for his special teams play during his freshman year. At Rutgers, he was a captain in his junior and senior years. During his career at Rutgers, he received the Homer Hazel Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player and was selected first team All-ECAC. Gary was undrafted free agent who signed with Indianapolis after college. He made the team and has established himself as a tenacious leader for the Colts. He in 2005, he was selected NFL Defensive Player of the Week against the Baltimore Ravens. Last season, he led the team in tackles with 149 and 79 of those were solo tackles. Brackett’s Bulldog jersey #32 was retired last year during a ceremony in his honor.In addition to his athletic performance, Bracket also spearheads the annual Gary Brackett Summer Football Camp in Glassboro and founded the Gary Brackett IMPACT Foundation to benefit children affected by cancer. He has participated in numerous volunteer activities in the school district and has made significant donations to the Glassboro High School football program. Gary is currently getting ready to play Green Bay and is unable to be here tonight. Here to receive his plaque is his brother Grant Brackett.Carla Camino & Victor "Chug" MangeneyCarla Camino ’89:Carla Camino was captain of three GHS sports during her Bulldog Day’s; she earned a total of 12 varsity letters in field hockey, softball and basketball. Carla was selected first team All-Conference for 3 years in field hockey, basketball and softball During her junior and senior seasons , she was selected All-State in field hockey and softball. She was named Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in 1986, 1987 and 1988 in field hockey. She also earned Most Valuable Player awards in softball and basketball. Carla was one of four girls to earn AAU All-American status by the Milky Way Company in 1989.
Carla attended Rutgers University on a full athletic scholarship and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. By the time she finished playing at Rutgers, she was the career leader in batting average, hits, singles, doubles, triples, RBI’s and stolen bases. At the conclusion of her career, Carla was the 1993 Headley-Singer Award winner as the university’s top female student-athlete, culminating a career that included three, Atlantic-10 All-Conference selections and a 1993 All-American selection. In 2004, Carl was inducted into Rutgers University Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in softball.Carla currently resides in Washington Township and is employed by the Miller Brewing Company.Carla was honored at the Homecoming football game at halftime. She was escorted by two GHS Cheerleaders.
Dan Corradetti ’72:
Dan Corradetti was a pitcher and outfielder for three years with the baseball team, earning a career batting average of .376 and his career pitching record was 22-7. He also played three years as a wide receiver for the Bulldog football team and one year as a basketball forward.
As a baseball standout, he was three times named 1st Team All-Olympic Conference, 1st team All- Group I three times and was 1st team All-South Jersey in his senior year. Dan was selected honorable mention All-State during his sophomore and senior seasons.
He received the Coaches’ Most Athletic Award in 1971 and 1972 and the William Wilt Award as team captain in his senior year. He pitched a no-hitter in the South Jersey Group I tournament game against Williamstown in 1970, helping the team achieve a 2-0 shutout. In 1972 he struck out 17 batters in eight innings against Williamstown.
Dan earned his special education degree from Glassboro State College in 1976. He returned to Glassboro High School and started coaching baseball right away. He was promoted to head coach in 1980. His teams won National Division Olympic Conference championships in 1981 & 1982. He led the 1985 team to the school’s only Diamond Classic Tournament championship. In 1985 & 1986 he guided the Bulldogs to Tri-County Classic Division championship. He finished his career with a record of 104 and 62.
Dan will join his brother Lou this year in Glassboro’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He retired from teaching in 2006 and is currently residing in Newfield, NJ.Howard “Tug” Davis- ’29Tug Davis was known as a natural athlete who excelled in every sport he played. He was a Bulldog football team end for four years, a state record-holding high jumper for the track team, a guard, and center and forward for the basketball squad and baseball team pitcher. He was signed by Connie Mac to a Philadelphia Athletics contract after playing in the minor leagues with the Florida State League and the Georgia Florida League. During his military service in WWII, he was assigned to manage an army baseball team.Sue Davis Donaldson ’78:After four years of playing back, midfield and center forward for the GHS field hockey team, Donaldson earned a full tuition athletic scholarship to LaSalle University. In her Bulldog senior year, she was named the team’s Offensive M.V.P, 2nd Team All-South Jersey, 1st Team All-Olympic Conference, Associates Press 1st Team All-South Jersey, Philadelphia Inquirer 1st Team All-South Jersey and 1st Team All-Gloucester County Times. She was also the seventh leading scorer in the state of New Jersey. In addition to field hockey, Donaldson played basketball and softball, each for four years.Sue currently resides in Glassboro and has been employed as a registered nurse for twenty-five years at Underwood Memorial Hospital. She is married to Scott Donaldson and they have two children, James and Emily. After several years of coaching the Glassboro Middle School and High School Field Hockey teams, Sue moved on to coach in the Olympic Development Program and is currently coaching field hockey at Rowan University.
Mario Lazaro Ayala ’94:
The four-year gridiron standout under Hall of Fame Coach Bob Cleary and was selected honorable mention offensive guard and defensive tackle in his sophomore year. As a junior, he was selected first team All-Conference in both positions. Mario was selected 1st team All-South Jersey by the Touchdown Club and Brooks-Irvine Club. He was selected Player of the Week by both football organization during his senior year and the Brooks-Irvine Club named him lineman of the year. Also as a senior he was named 1st team All-Conference and Courier-Post 1st team All Group I. Mario was selected honorable mention All-State. He started in the North-South All-Star Classic. He earned a full-tuition athletic scholarship to Temple University where he played defensive tackle. At Temple, Mario started as a true freshman in the Big East Conference.
Mario graduated from Temple University in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration. He is married to Lauren and has three children, twins Tori and Cejani and Jaydon. Currently, he lives in Philadelphia.James Lingerfield ’71:
Lingerfield was a four-year starter in soccer, a two-year starter in baseball (catcher) and played one year of basketball while at Glassboro High School.
During his soccer career, he was selected 1st Team All-Olympic Conference twice, 1st Team All-Group I twice, and 2nd Team All-South Jersey in his senior year. Jim became the first player to be named All-Gloucester County 1st team for three years in a row. He earned the 4th place county scoring title and was the second all-time leading scorer in county history behind Frank Mancuso.
After high school, Jim played soccer for two years at Gloucester County College and then moved on to start for Glassboro State College for two more years.
Jim is retired from teaching and coaching in the Sea Isle City Public Schools. He coached soccer for 17 years and basketball for 15 years. He has coached at some very prestigious soccer camps during his career, most noticeably the Pocono Invitational Soccer Camp for 20 years and he even toured Europe, coaching soccer in Holland, Germany and Austria.Jim is married and currently lives in Cape May Court House, New Jersey.This photo is from the homecoming football game on the night after the induction ceremony. Jim was escorted by two GHS Cheerleaders at halftime.Victor "Chug" Mangeney - Class of 1969Chug was honored at halftime of the homecoming football game against Gloucester City.
Coach Jean Bower
Jean Bower was Glassboro’s field hockey coach from 1968-75. During this time her teams boasted a record of 87-13-14. They were champions of their Conference in the years of ’68, ’70, ‘71, ’72 and ’75. In 1972 her team won the South Jersey State Title and NJ All State Title with a record of 18-0. In 1975 her team won the SJ Group 1 and NJ Group One Title.
She graduated from Audubon High school, NJ where she played 4 years of field hockey and 4 years of tennis. She graduated from Ursinus College and taught at Penns Grove, NJ for 3 years where her hockey team and basketball teams won their conference title 2 years.
She was named the Coach of the Year by the Woodbury Times in 1975, the first woman to earn that distinction. She was also named the Camden Courier-Post Coach of the Year in 1975 and the Field Hockey Club of South Jersey Coach of the Year in 1972. She was inducted into the Gloucester County Hall of Fame in 1986.Jean lives with her son, Jack Bowers. She has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and more than a dozen great grandchildren.
1975 State Championship Field Hockey TeamThe 1975 field hockey team’s motto was “Take Each Game as it comes”. The nine seniors made up this motto and provided the leadership to carry it out. They defeated last year’s State Champions in their first game and that started a tremendous winning season. After capturing the Olympic Conference title, they advanced to become the South Jersey Group One Champions. The state crown was their dream and on November 22, 1975, they were victorious and a dream became reality. They were number one.The team was coached by Mrs. Jean Bowers (head coach) and Mrs. Joy Heritage-Solomen. Team members were Patti Aliberti Crossman, Jan Bower Jenkins, Laura DiBenedetto DePhillipo, Sue Davis Donaldson, Julie Groff, Kim Groff Ford, Sid Hurff Desiderio, Patty Kerr Winans, Carol Sue Lynch Eger, Wendy May Hood, Debbie Sampson, Linda Sharbo Caldwell, Sharon Sergi, Tess Werner Morrison, Moncia Wisniewski Dana-MGR, and Barbara Myers-mgr.