St. Augustine inducts Hall of Fame members

St. Augustine inducts Hall of Fame members

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staugustinehof-webSt. Augustine Prep, Richland, held its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 24. Pictured above, from left, are Father Paul W. Galetto, president, Dr. Joseph Bernardini, Michael Kouser, Anthony Spina, director of alumni, Father Francis J. Horn, headmaster, Michael Carabrese, Everett Marshall III, Anthony Iaconelli, and Paul Rodio, director of development.

St. Augustine Preparatory School, Richland, inducted five members into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 24, in a ceremony held at the school.

Augustinian Father Paul W. Galetto, school president, said “This group of inductees brings honor to our Hall of Fame and helps us all realize the blessings of the education provided to our community by the Augustinians and the faculty of the Prep.”

The five members are:

Dr. Joseph Bernardini — Cultural Inductee —graduated from St. Augustine Prep (1964), Villanova University (1968), and earned his M.D. from the Rush Medical College, Chicago, (1976). Dr. Bernardini held a residency in orthopedics at Hahnemann Hospital in 1979 and began his solo practice in August of 1979.

Dr. Bernardini is a past president of the medical staff at Newcomb Medical Center, Vineland, and currently serves as director of orthopedics at The Vineland Developmental Center. Dr. Bernardini has been married to his wife Cyndee for 40 years, has three sons, and lives in Vineland.

Michael Kouser – Athletics Inductee – graduated from St. Augustine Prep (1997) where he played varsity basketball and held the school record with 1,575 points until 2005. His athletic success earned him a full athletic scholarship to Drexel University where he continued his basketball career and was first all-conference in his senior year.

Kouser graduated Drexel (2001) with a B.S. in finance. He played professional basketball in Portugal and Cyprus for one and a half years, and returned to teach math at St. Augustine Prep 2002-04. Kouser resides in Haddon Township with his wife Annmarie. They have two children, and are expecting their third.

Michael Carabrese – Athletics Inductee – graduated from St. Augustine Prep (1970) where he played varsity baseball and basketball. Carabrese set three school records in baseball while at the Prep. He then continued to St. Leo College, Dade City, Fla., and played varsity baseball, and graduated from Stockton State College, Pomona (1974).

While at Stockton State College, he held the team record in pitching and hitting, and pitched the first win in the history of the college in 1973. Carabrese lives in Vineland with his wife Robin and daughter Melissa.

Everett Marshall III – Cultural Inductee – graduated from St. Augustine Prep (1967) and attended Biscayne College, Miami, Fla. (1971). Marshall is a retired fire chief of the Newfield Fire Company, served as the mayor of Newfield for 25 years and currently serves as councilman of Newfield. Marshall is the owner of the world’s largest Matchbox Toy collection and has been recognized on various TV Shows and magazines for Matchbox Toys. He resides in Newfield with his wife Christine of 37 years and has three children.

Anthony Iaconelli – Hermit Pride Inductee – graduated from Holy Spirit High School (1979) and began his association with St. Augustine Prep in 1985. Since that time, Iaconelli has served as head baseball coach for 16 years, winning 9 division, conference or league titles, and holds the school record with 286 wins. Iaconelli was the assistant basketball coach for 10 years and has served as the head cross country and football teams coach. Iaconelli has served as the athletic director since 1998. He is a member of the Social Studies Department. He lives in Vineland with his wife Maria and has two children.

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