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Eight Inductees Selected for Athletics Hall of Honor

A current NFL coach, a 19th-century athlete, and a Medal of Honor recipient are among those being honored

March 31, 2011 -- Phillips Academy has announced the names of its 2011 Athletics Hall of Honor inductees. The eight individuals will be honored for accomplishments in athletics and for the exceptional ways in which each continued or has continued to lead a life that embodies the values of Phillips and Abbot academies. They will be officially inducted at a Hall of Honor induction ceremony to be held at 4 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium on Saturday, June 11, during Reunion Weekend. George Smith ’83 will serve as the keynote speaker for the event.

The selection committee includes members of the Department of Athletics, the Athletics Committee of the Alumni Council, and the Office of Alumni Affairs. A small number of former PA athletes are chosen each year and their names are added to the permanent plaque in Borden Gymnasium.

The 2011 inductees are:

William “Bill” Belichick ’71

Starting player on the undefeated 1971 PA football team and championship lacrosse team; lettered in football, squash, and lacrosse at Wesleyan; inducted into Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008; head coach of the New England Patriots and winner of three Super Bowls

Arthur R.T. “Doc” Hillebrand 1896 (d)

PA varsity football; captain and All-American tackle for Princeton football; captain of Princeton baseball team; Princeton head football coach, winning one national championship; member of College Football Hall of Fame

Thomas Hudner ’43

PA varsity football, lacrosse, and track (co-captain); member of plebe/JV football team at the US Naval Academy; received the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Conflict; achieved rank of Captain in the US Navy

Meredith Hudson ’01

Captain of PA field hockey, lacrosse, and hockey; first female Prep School Athlete of the Year; U16 National Hockey Team member; starter for Yale ECAC championship field hockey team; Hodgkin’s disease survivor; marathon runner

Paul Kalkstein ’61

PA English teacher and coach of boys lacrosse for 36 years; service as PA basketball coach and Athletic Director; founder of the AndoverAgain program; book author

Raymond LaMontagne ’53

PA varsity football, track and baseball (Coach’s Cup); member of 1952 PA Hall of Honor football team; stand-out baseball player at Yale; eschewed offer to join major league baseball to pursue career in community service; taught English to Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong; worked with Sargent Shriver as an early organizer of the Peace Corps; helped Paul Newman launch his Hole in the Wall Camp for Children; chair of the City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation; member of numerous other charitable organizations

Thomas Pollock III ’61

PA varsity crew (captain) and swimming; varsity crew at Harvard and member of Harvard Crew Hall of Fame; 1964 US Olympic Rowing Team; attorney and author of “The Rising: Journeys in the Wake of Global Warming”

William “Billy” Smoyer ’63 (d)

PA varsity soccer (captain), hockey, and baseball; All-Ivy soccer player at Dartmouth; killed in action in Vietnam in 1968


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