Feb. 13, 2009
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 2009 inductees is former football player Mark Gallagher (Class of 1991).
Gallagher was one of the top receivers for the Holy Cross football team from 1987-1990, helping lead the team to a 39-4-1 record over his four years. He led the team in receiving twice during his career, with 47 catches for 727 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore in 1988, and 54 receptions for 672 yards and six scores as a senior in 1990. An outstanding all-around player, Gallagher led the Patriot League with 1,296 all-purpose yards in 1989, when he also served as the team's top punter. He still ranks third all-time at Holy Cross with 158 career receptions, 2,239 career receiving yards and 18 touchdown receptions, while standing seventh with 3,476 career all-purpose yards. Gallagher was named All-Patriot League and All-ECAC during his junior and senior seasons, in addition to being named All-New England as a senior. He also received the Crusader Most Valuable Player trophy and the Rick Carter Memorial Award following his senior season.
This year's other inductees are Arthur Andreoli (Class of 1958, basketball), David Leonard (Class of 1991, baseball), Richard Maiberger (Class of 1964, track & field), John Peterman (Class of 1963, baseball) and Jesse Burkett (honorary, baseball coach).
These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.