James A. Cavalieri
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Football, Men's Track & Field
1932
1986

Biography

Cavalieri participated in three sports during his time at Holy Cross.  Though only 5'9" and weighing 175 lbs., he played line for the Crusader football team.  His breakout moment came as a junior when he intercepted a lateral and returned it for a touchdown in a 27-0 shutout of Harvard. His line play was instrumental in a 33-0 victory over Brown in 1931, the College's first win in the series.  He also earned All-New England, All-East, and All-American recognition.

A three-sport athlete at Holy Cross, Cavalieri was also a pitcher on the baseball team and participated in track and field.  Following his career on Mount St. James, he went on to coach at both Johnson High School in North Andover, Mass. and Arlington High School, and he also entered teaching.  He was inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1980.