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Local natives among Sem HOF Class of 2011

The Wyoming Seminary Varsity Club will honor six Sem graduates for their outstanding athletic achievements at its 36th Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet, Friday, Sept. 30 on the Kingston campus.

Among them are Pittston native, Matthew Walsh, Class of 1989, football; and West Pittston native, Alana Anzalone, Class of 2000, field hockey/swimming.

The other 2011 honorees and their respective sports are: James A. Antinnes, Class of 1986, soccer/basketball; Quentin Harris, Class of 1997, football; Liza Rosenthal Rudick, Class of 1989, girls’ athletics; and Anne Zinkavich, Class of 1999, girls’ athletics.

Anzalone, currently of Boulder, CO, was a four-year member of the varsity field hockey, swim and softball teams during her career at Sem. As a student at Lafayette College she played field hockey for one year and competed as a diver on the swim team for four years. She earned her law degree at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and is a member of the Anzalone Law Offices. She also serves as a high school athlete-recruiting consultant for College Prospects of America, a sports marketing service for high school student-athletes.

Walsh, of Pittston, joined the Blue Knights football team as a postgraduate and gained over 900 yards in helping the team to a 6-1 season. He also threw for several completions and was named the team’s MVP. At Bucknell University, where he played tailback and wide receiver, he was one of only two four-year letter winners in his class. He led the team in rushing and scoring as a senior and was second in receiving in both his junior and senior years. His 228 rushing attempts ranks him at sixth place on the program’s all-time list. He received a bachelor’s degree in international business and went on to serve as an Army Ranger. Currently he serves as the regional sales manager for Double-Take Software.

About 231 athletes and contributors to Wyoming Seminary athletics have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the school began the program in 1974. The dinner is open to the public, but reservations are required. Cost is $20. For information and reservations, call Sem’s Development Office at 270-2140.

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