James P. Shea
Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

A sportsmanship award has been given annually since 1947 to an outstanding senior athlete at Serra High School. In 1966, the award was named for Serra alum James P. Shea from the Class of 1958 who is still classified as missing in action in the Vietnam War. This is the highest honor that Serra confers on a graduating student-athlete.

The athletes are nominated by the head coach of each sport and then voted upon by those coaches. The criteria for the award is:

  • Participate in two or more varsity sports in senior year
  • Show good sportsmanship
  • Demonstrate above-average athletic skill
  • Possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better
  • Demonstrates a positive Christian attitude

James P. Shea Award Recipients

Year

Name

YearName
1947 George Mutto 1994 Michael Madrid
1948 Peter Meghinasso 1995 Tom Brady, Jr.
1949 Edwin Michelson 1996 Kevin Asher
1950 John Phillip Monahan 1997 James Orozco
1951 Richard Simoni 1998 Leffie Crawford
1952 Theodore Welp 1999 David Boehle
1953 Richard Iori 2000 Tim Kirby
1954 Ronald Cecchi 2001 Taso Kasaris
1955 Gerald Smith 2002 Jermaine Randolph
1956 Unknown 2003 Chris Denny-Brown
1957 Unknown 2004 Angelo Fobbs-Valentino
1958 Carl E. Welte 2005 Will Powers
1959 William T. Yaley 2006 Ed Berry
1960 Unknown 2007

Ray Baldonado
Brian Hammel

1961 Frederick J. Oppezzo 2008Hanna Malak
1962 Stephen M. Firenze 2009Doug Caldwell
1963 Michael J. Miller 2010Luca Ponti
1964 Robert A. Pindroh 2011 Ben Parodi, Jr.
1965 Michael Burke 2012 Luke Longinotti


2013Jon Beering, Jon Beering
1966 George Musante 2014 Kevin McGee, Quinn Todzo
1967 Richard Justice 2015 James Outman
1968 Timothy Minahan 2016Cole Galli, Jake Killingsworth
1969 Michael Chiurco
1970 Lynn Swann
1971 Steve Soules
1972 Vince O'Leary
1973 Vince Tammaro
1974 Buzz Harnett
1975 John Caselli
1976 Brian Duffy
1977 Ken Meyersieck
1978 Tim Healy
1979

Blair Calhoun
Dan O'Leary

1980 Marty Pletkin
1981 Mike Calegari and Doug Smith
1982 Bill Tuerck
1983 Greg Vella
1984 Jeff Healy
1985 Gregg Jefferies
1986 Ray Looze
1987 Daniel Burgett
Parker Kelly, Jr.
1988 Michael Fadelli
1989 Kevin Trosian
1990 Phil Kilbridge
1991 Rich Bricker
1992 Sean Renault
1993 Dan Boehle
Mark Dagenais