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

  Year Name
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   2008 Hanna Malak
1962 Stephen M. Firenze   2009 Doug Caldwell
1963 Michael J. Miller   2010 Luca Ponti
1964 Robert A. Pindroh   2011 Ben Parodi, Jr.
1965 Michael Burke   2012 Luke Longinotti
      2013 Jon Beering, Jon Beering
1966 George Musante   2014 Kevin McGee, Quinn Todzo
1967 Richard Justice   2015 James Outman
1968 Timothy Minahan   2016 Cole Galli, Jake Killingsworth
1969 Michael Chiurco   2017 Arvin Bahia, Clark Chase
1970 Lynn Swann   2018 Elijah Folah
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