Sacred Heart Hall of Fame



Pictured: front row, left to right, Irv Goldstein, Edward Rochetti, Angelo Sparagna, Edward Avena and Charlie Kates; back row, from left, Jim Mogan, Neil Pierce, Ralph Kates, Trish Birmingham, Dave Colomy, Tom Mackey and Keith Jones.

Sacred Heart High School, Vineland, held its second annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn in East Vineland. Five athletes, one coach, one team, and one athletic contributor were honored. The individuals recognized were athletes Angelo (Big Spitz) Sparagna, Class of 1939, football/basketball/baseball; Edward Avena, 1957, basketball/baseball; Edward Rochetti, 1975, basketball/baseball; Charlie Kates, 1977, basketball; and Trish Birmingham, 2000, cross country/basketball/softball; Coach Vince Landi (posthumous), Class of 1952, and basketball/baseball coach from 1964-68; the 1978-79 varsity boys’ basketball team, which won the NJSIAA State Championship; and athletic contributor Irv Goldstein.