Congratulations 2017 Athletic Hall of Famers

Posted: June 15, 2017

While 2016 marked a significant year for the PCD/Wheeler/Juanita Sanchez Cavaliers, the 1968 Football team set the bar high with an undefeated and untied season, a historic mark for the school. The team will now be marked in PCD history as an inductee in the thirteenth induction ceremony of the PCD Hall of Fame. Five other individual athletes were honored at the ceremony held June 3.

Sponsored by the PCD Alumni Association, the Providence Country Day School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to recognize and honor those who, through significant contributions to PCD athletics, have had a lasting and positive impact on the school’s history and reputation. The Hall of Fame also acknowledges the essential role that athletics play in a Providence Country Day education, and honors those who have given as much to PCD athletics as they have received.

Congratulations to the 2017 PCD Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:

John Bellows ‘72 - PCD Football, Hockey and Lacrosse player. Providence Country Day Hockey Coach for 12 years. US Lacrosse Official.

Paul Buffum ‘62 - Undefeated New England Wrestling Champion (167lb.) Co-Captain of the PCD wrestling team, he was the first PCD wrestler to win a New England Championship title. Also wrestled as a Rhode Island All Star at West Point. Football and Tennis player at PCD as well.

John Hurley ‘69 - As quarterback, led the 1968 undefeated football team. Captain of the PCD Baseball and Basketball teams. Also Field Day Captain for the Black Team in 1968. Awarded seven varsity letters and the Lavan Award in 1969.

Henry Palazzo ‘97 - Wrestling Class A New England Champion and National Runner Up (171lb.) PCD Lacrosse, Wrestling and Football Captain. Also PCD Cross Country Runner.

Diane Simek ‘95 - A PCD Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse Player. Also led the Women’s Basketball and Soccer teams as Captain.

1968 Football Team - Historic team led the season undefeated and untied in 1968.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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