Hall of Fame Inductees

List of 39 items.

  • Andrew Monroe Rice '92 I Inducted 2016

      Andrew Monroe Rice graduated in the Christchurch School class of 1992. Andrew was a three (3) year boarding student who played football, indoor track, and lacrosse. Andrew was great leader for those teams and everyone looked up to him. Andrew was a prefect who won the Dan Nolan Award and the Bishop’s Award upon his graduation. Andrew was recruited for football by NC State, William and Mary, James Madison University, and Colby College, where he attended. In college he focused on Lacrosse and played midfield. His senior year he was selected as a Senior Scholar. He went to graduate school at Harvard University’s Divinity School, and played intramural basketball. Andrew was elected into the Oklahoma Senate on November 2006 and was a member until January 15, 2012, in which he resigned citing an out-of-state career opportunity for his wife. Andrew continues to work in the non-profit sector of Oklahoma City.
  • John Battle Stock '58 I Inducted 2016

    John Battle Stock graduated in the Christchurch School class of 1958. John was a four (4) year boarding student who played basketball and golf each year and was active in many various student clubs. John went on to Washington College where he may be the only Christchurch graduate to have lettered in three (3) different sports (soccer, basketball and golf) during his college career. John has been running a landscape contracting and wholesale nursery company for over 45 years and developed and founded one of the top five golf course in Maryland (Members Club at Four Streams). John has been an active member of the Class Agent Program at Christchurch since his graduation and has just finished an 8-year membership on the Christchurch School Alumni Council.
  • Mr. F. Davis Drumheller '60 | Inducted 2015

    F. Davis Drumheller Jr., Class of 1960, earned eleven letters in football, basketball, track, and baseball during his four years at Christchurch. Dave served as captain of the basketball team for three years. He was the recipient of the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award. He is also only one of three Christchurch students to twice earn the Best All-Around Athletic Award in the 62-year history of the Award.
  • Mr. Travis A. Beauchamp '95 | Inducted 2015

    Travis A. Beauchamp, Class of 1995, achieved extraordinary success on the athletic field during each of his four years at Christchurch, earning All Prep honors in soccer, baseball and indoor track. While a student at Washington College Travis earned All-Centennial Conference recognition in soccer and baseball. He continues as the successful head men’s soccer coach at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Leavenworth M. Ferrell '59 | Inducted 2014

    Leavenworth M. Ferrell (1955-1959), known to all as Wortie, was a four-year starter and quarterback on the Christchurch football team and a two-year captain of that team. He was a starter and two year captain of the soccer team. He also lettered in track. Wortie was a fierce competitor and great leader, making each team better than its individual parts.
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  • Ms. Madeleine E. Przybyl '08 | Inducted 2014

    Perhaps the finest all-around athlete in Christchurch history, Madeleine E. Przybyl (2004-2008) won All State Honors in basketball (4 years), volleyball (2 years) and soccer (1 year) and holds many School records. A leader on and off the court, Madeleine always exhibited great character, dedication, energy and support for her teammates.
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  • Jonathan I. Williams ’06 | Inducted 2013

    John is an extraordinary athlete and a model individual. John brought his love of basketball to Christchurch School where he was an all-conference and all-state honoree. He lettered in basketball, crew, soccer and golf. John earned the Most Valuable Player award, was all-conference and all-tourney in the John Stone Memorial Tournament, the Atlantic Shores Invitational Tourney and the Virginia Prep League Tournament. John earned Most Valuable Player of the Virginia Prep League and in his senior year he earned first-team honors and led the Seahorses to a #5 Virginia ranking.
     
    While earning a degree in Business Management at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, John was heralded as “one of the most exciting players in the Big South Conference.” John topped the Big South in shooting percentage and was regularly named Big South Player of the Week.
  • Renard P. Stevens Jr. '02 | Inducted 2012

    Renard Stevens was a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 2 All-American at West Liberty State University, where he set a record for receptions as a junior and broke it as a senior: 140 receptions in two years. Renard signed a National Football League contract in 2007, had a brief stint with the New York Jets, and signed to Team Alabama of theAll American Football League in March 2008 before the league folded. As a Christchurch School student, Renard started for four years as quarterback, played defensive back and returned kicks and punts, compiling a combined 4,077 all-purpose yards and 29 all-purpose touchdowns. Renard's athletic success brought national recognition to Christchurch School's athletic program.
  • William H. Street III `52 | Inducted 2011


    1947-48 - Junior Varsity Football; Junior Varsity Basketball; Junior Varsity
    Baseball.
    1948-49 - Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Varsity Baseball; Monogram
    Club. President of Third Form: Student Council; Headmaster's List; PX
    Committee.
    1949-50 - Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Varsity Baseball; Monogram
    Club. Vice President of Fourth Form; Finals Committee; PX Committee.
    1950-51 - Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Varsity Baseball; Monogram
    Club, Secretary-Treasurer; Monitor; CS Players; Fishing Club; Headmaster's
    List.
    1951-52 - Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Varsity Baseball; Monogram
    Club, Vice-President; Monitor; Most Valuable Back Award.
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  • Claudia "Marcie" M. Soucek '00 | Inducted 2009

    Lettered Three years in Girl's Varsity Field Hockey. Hustle Award (three). Lettered three year in Girl's Varsity Basketball. Most Valuable Player Award (three years). All Tournament Trinity Invitational (10th grade). Basketball Team. Most Valuable Player at the Christchurch School Invitational Tournament (senior year). Lettered three years in Girl's Varsity Tennis. Most Improved Award. Singles and Doubles Runner up of the Virginia Commonwealth Conference (VCC). Coach's Award and Singles and Doubles Runner up of VCC (junior year). Most Valuable Player and Doubles Champion of VCC (senior year). Jason Soucek Athletic Leadership Award.
  • Edward "Pushie" "W. Cather II '54 | Inducted 2009

    Varsity letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. MVP Lineman award junior year, co-captain in all three sports his senior year. Dick McDonagh award of Best All Around Athlete senior year, most valuable back in football senior year - Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award senior year. Vice President of Monogram club senior year.

  • Coach Grover Jones 1955-1960 | Inducted 2008

    (Awarded posthumously)

    Coach for football, basketball and golf. Also inducted into Hall of Fame for Virginia State.

  • Ed Rand '70 | Inducted 2008

    Track – undefeated in the 880 for two years in tri and dual meets (earned twelve varsity letters); took second place in the State Championship 880; won Duke-Durham Relays (total of four races over two years); set school record in half mile and mile; All-State in cross-country; won Christchurch School Track Award in 1970.
  • Jeff Cross '66 | Inducted 2008

    Football – two varsity letters; touchdown reception for 90 yards vs. VES in 1965 (school record at time); Track – two varsity letters; in his day set three school records in 100, 200 and 440-yard dashes; member of mile relay team that holds school record; won 60 and 300-yard dash at Richmond Times-Dispatch Invitational in 1966; won 100 and 220-yard dashes and finished second in 440 in 1965 and 1966 State Prep meets.
  • Sam Williams '76 | Inducted 2008

    Track. Football. Basketball: in his day set school record in basketball for scoring and rebounds in a single game (47 points and 22 rebounds); First Team All-Conference and All-Tournament in Virginia Prep League basketball; also led conference in scoring; selected as Dick McDonaugh Best All-Around Athlete (junior and senior year).
  • Tom Henderson '70 | Inducted 2008

    Ten varsity letters; captain of varsity Football team (senior year); captain of varsity Soccer team (junior and senior years); captain of varsity Baseball team (senior year); Best Lineman Award (senior year); Soccer MVP Award (junior and senior years); Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award (junior year). Highest Batting Average (senior year).
  • Howard Nester Soucek '66 | Inducted 2006

    Eleven Varsity letters at Christchurch. Babe Ruth Foundation Sportsmanship Award (twice). Three-sport Captain for Football, Soccer and Track teams.
  • Robert S. Phipps 1984-1994 | Inducted 2006

    1984-1994; Christchurch School Headmaster

    Current; Coach, Mentor

    From the 1994 TIDES, dedicated to Headmaster Robert S. Phipps, Jr. "You have led us through ten years of progress with courage, strength, faith and greatness of heart. We thank you for all that we have done together at Christchurch School."

  • William "Bill" Brill '48 | Inducted 2006

    The 6-man Football team that Brill played for in ’46 went undefeated then in ’47, represented Christchurch in the state 6-man football championship. Brill once drop-kicked a field goal from the opponent’s 6" line
  • Arthur "Laurie" Lipscomb '65 | Inducted 2005

    Co-Captain – Football and Track - senior year. Football: fullback and linebacker. Led team in scoring junior and senior years. Track: co-captain of 1965 team that place third in the Virginia State meet. Track team was ranked 3rd in Virginia (among all high schools) and at the time set the mile relay record of 3:24 at St. Christopher's School.
  • Col. William A. Nunn Jr. | Inducted 2005

    Coach and friend for 21 years at Christchurch School. Coached Soccer and Track. He was loved as a coach, master, model and mentor by Christchurch students. The lower soccer field was named in honor of Coach Nunn.
  • I. Edward "Ed" Trotter '49 | Inducted 2005

    Varsity Football. Varsity Baseball. Varsity Basketball. Intramural, Team Captain. Voted "Best Athlete" by senior class.
  • John Rucker '67 | Inducted 2005

    Three years in football and track. Dick McDonagh award Best All Around Athlete, sportsmanship award, and president of the Varsity Club senior year.

  • Coach Albert E. McCue 1963-1973 | Inducted 2004

    (Award posthumously)

    Head Football Coach

  • Frank L. Henson '69 | Inducted 2004

    Four-year letter winner. Earned 13 Varsity letters. Batted .474 his junior year in Baseball. Averaged 20 points per game over four years in varsity Basketball. Scored 13 TD's in 1966. Captain of three varsity sports: Baseball (1 yr), Basketball (2 yr), and Football (3 yr). Awards: Bill Brill Baseball Award, Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award (2), "Best Back" (3), and recipient of the Dick McDonagh Best Athlete Award.

  • James L. Chavasse '39 | Inducted 2004

    Football, Basketball, and Tennis. Member of the Monogram Club '39
  • Joseph (Joe) B. Farrar '65 | Inducted 2004

    Junior: Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award, Football MVP. Senior: Dick McDonagh Best Athlete Award, Three-sport Captain for Football, Soccer, and Track. Football - Halfback/Strong Safety. Football MVP. Winter Soccer team MVP. Track team was ranked 3rd in Virginia (among all high schools) and at the time set the mile relay record of 3:24 at St. Christopher's School.
  • Louis H.S. Pakula '80 | Inducted 2004

    JV Football, Most Improved 1978. Varsity Soccer, starter. Varsity Lacrosse: Team Captain, All-State Midfield 1980. Varsity Football: Captain 1980. Winner, Dick McDonagh Outstanding Athlete Award 1980
  • Randolph "Randy" S. O'Neill '82 | Inducted 2004

    Soccer 1981-82, All-Prep, All-State, Team MVP

    Winter Soccer goalie, 1980-1981, voted Most Talented

    Bollingbrook Soccer Tournament, All-Tourney Team

    Winner, Dick McDonagh Outstanding Athlete Award 1982

  • Samuel K. Wallace '57 | Inducted 2004

    Varsity Football 1954-56. Varsity Basketball 1954-1957 (Captain, 56-57). Varsity Basketball, high scorer 1954-55 season. Varsity Golf 1954-1957. Varsity Track 1956-1957. Offered a basketball scholarship to Randolph-Macon College
  • Archibald "Archie" Soucek '61 | Inducted 2003

    Varsity Club. Captain, Varsity Football and Varsity Soccer. Track.
  • Clifford "Cliff" Lace Asbury '70 | Inducted 2003

    (Awarded posthumously)
    Accomplished athlete in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Spearheaded the establishment of the Christchurch Hall of Fame.
  • Coach Dick "Red" Working | Inducted 2003

    Coached Football, Basketball and Baseball. 1949-1954
  • Dave "Pinky" Henderson '62 | Inducted 2003

    Winner of Bill Brill Baseball Award 1961
  • Dean Hall '92 | Inducted 2003

    Participated in Track, Lacrosse and Wrestling. Christchurch first All-American in Wrestling, #5 in the nation, and undefeated for two years.
  • Eric Antonsanti '95 | Inducted 2003

    Received 12 letters in Varsity sports at Christchurch. Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award, John Harris Stone Memorial Scholarship Award (3 times), Freshman: year season opener first career high school game scored 11 points. Varsity Baseball Batting average @ 301. Sophomore: Basketball team captain and season MVP. On the Prep league champion baseball team with a batting average @ 295. Junior: Basketball Team Captain, Best All Prep Rebounder, All Tournament Team, and VA Prep MVP. Baseball batted @304. Senior: 4th Varsity Cross County letter, Who's who in sports, Basketball: 4th letter, Captain, Season MVP, Virginia all Prep. Baseball: 4th varsity letter in. Earned the clean up hitter position, with 5 HR's and a batting average @300.

  • Jesse Hinson '56 | Inducted 2003

    Four years in football, basketball, and baseball. One year pole vaulted, four years monogram club, junior year most valuable football back, co-captain football and basketball senior year.  Dick McDonagh award for Best All Around Athlete senior year.  Most Valuable Player in baseball senior year.

  • Roy A. "Buzzy" Cather '53 | Inducted 2003

    Three-sport Captain for Football, Basketball and Baseball. Three-year varsity Football player. Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award, junior and senior years
  • 1990-91 Varsity Basketball Team | Inducted 2003

    State Champs | Inducted 2003
    Season Record: 30-3

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  • Edward Meeks (Pope) Gregory I Inducted 2016

    Edward (Pope) Meeks Gregory dedicated his life to advocating in helping the disenfranchised. During his early years Pope attended an Episcopal high school and attended University of Virginia. World War II interrupted Pope’s education. He then volunteered for the U.S. Army Medical Corp. He was awarded Bronze Star for Valor in Action. Soon thereafter he received his degree from UVA, then taught at Staunton Military Academy and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The priesthood called and he obtained a Masters Degree in Theology from Episcopal Theological School and a Doctorate of Ministry from the University of The South.
    Pope was active in the Civil Rights Movement while he was the assistance minister at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He then became the Vicar at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church both of Richmond Virginia. He was President of the Richmond-Petersburg Council on Human Relations.
    Pope spent the last ten years of his life as Chaplain at Christchurch School where he conducted a daily service in the chapel. Pope loved and was loved by all.
  • John Page Williams I Inducted 2016

    The Reverend John Page Williams became an Episcopal Priest in 1935 and began his long life career in education as a teacher and then headmaster. In 1951 he became the Dean of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, and held that position until his retirement in 1975. As Dean of Church Schools he seemed to have a particular fondness for Christchurch School. His strong support on several occasions played a critical role in Christchurch’s growth during the decade of the 1970’s. In 1978 while in retirement he accepted the position of Chairman of the Christchurch Board of Governors and served until 1980. John Page Williams happily wagered on Christchurch’s success. As a result, Christchurch continues its good works.
  • The Reverend John G. Scott and Emma Scott-Taylor | Inducted 2016

    The Reverend John G. Scott and Emma Scott-Taylor and The William H. - John G. - Emma Scott Foundation have been steadfast donors to Christchurch School since 1929. Their loyal and dedicated support has been instrumental in developing the Christchurch School campus to what it is today. Their generous giving has provided the funds to build and/or renovate more than half of the main school buildings on campus. These buildings include the Headmaster’s House, St. Peter’s Chapel, Marston Hall, Bishop Brown Hall, Scott/Taylor Administrative Building, Phipps Fieldhouse, and Murrell and Scott Residence Halls. Their philanthropic endeavors have also provided financial aid to students throughout the years through The William H. - John G. - Emma Scott Foundation. We are proud to honor them for their vision and philanthropic support, which has not only transformed the Christchurch School campus, but also the lives of countless Christchurch students over the last 95 years.
  • Mr. Gerald L. Cooper '53 | Inducted 2015

    Gerald L. Cooper, Class of 1953, has dedicated his entire professional career to education, recognizing that education is the key to enabling each of us to fulfill his or her potential and thereby contribute to the general welfare of others, the community, and the country. Mr. Cooper continues to devote considerable time serving those less privileged who need an advocate. His example of service inspires all. Mr. Cooper is also the author of "On Scholarship: From An Empty Room at Princeton" the insightful memoir of a lifetime spent as an educator and advocate for access to education.
  • Mr. Joseph C. Cameron Jr. | Inducted 2014

    Joseph C. Cameron Jr. served Christchurch School from 1928 to 1973 as chef, mentor, confessor and friend. He fed our bodies and nourished our souls. His loyalty and devotion to Christchurch and his boys led generations of students to call him “Mr. Christchurch.”
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  • Mr. Robert M. Yarbrough Jr. | Inducted 2014

    A master English instructor who loved the written and spoken word, Robert M. Yarbrough Jr. served as the 9th Headmaster of Christchurch from 1958 to 1971. He put the School, for the first time, on a sound financial footing, greatly expanded School facilities and the size of the student body, and lifted the academic prestige of Christchurch. Known as “The Hawk” because he observed everything, he was loved and admired by his students.
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  • Daniel T. Nolan, Former Faculty Member | Inducted 2013

    Dan Nolan arrived at Christchurch School in the summer of 1979 as a new faculty member bringing with him an exceptional high school and college athletic career. Dan excelled in both football and lacrosse playing on all-star and championship teams, plus receiving the Most Valuable Player award in Lacrosse and the Most Athletic award in high school. Dan always did what was best for the team, and he brought that marvelous spirit with him to Christchurch.
     
    Dan embodied everything good at Christchurch School as a coach, mentor, teacher, advisor, friend and family man. He gave his best and expected the best of his students and colleagues. Dan loved Christchurch and genuinely cared about those around him. He was always ready with a kind gesture, a contagious smile and an encouraging word. Dan served the community of Christchurch from 1979 to 1992. Every spring Christchurch School hosts the Daniel T. Nolan Lacrosse Tournament in memory of Dan, a man of integrity, humility, empathy and humor.
  • Edward M. Smith ’33 | Inducted 2013

    Ed Smith, Class of 1933, attended Christchurch from the fall of 1927 until graduation in 1933.
    After graduation from Christchurch Ed attended Randolph-Macon College, Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. Thereafter, he earned a law degree from National Law School (now part of George Washington University.) He served in the army’s Chemical Corps during World War II and later in the Air Force Reserved, retiring as a Major. He began his law practice in Arlington, Virginia and was also a partner in a residential and commercial real estate management firm and served on several boards.
     
    Indications of the numerous ways Ed served others are found in his commitment to the Episcopal Church’s outreach. He was a trustee of Church Schools and Virginia Theological Seminary. He served as chairman of the boards of the Virginia Diocesan Home and of Goodwin House, which Ed was also instrumental in founding.
     
    During the second half of the 80’s decade, Ed employed his positions on the Church School Board and the Christchurch School’s Foundation to facilitate the renovation and restoration efforts for Christchurch. In addition to placing his reputation on the line, Ed gave his time talent and resources. In addition to his countless generous gifts, Ed purchased two homes contiguous to the Christchurch School campus along on the river for the school to be used as faculty homes.
     
    Ed Smith was a member of the leadership generation in the Commonwealth of Virginia who dedicated themselves to service of others, as such, his outreach extended far beyond Christchurch School.
  • Lewis B. Puller Jr. ’63 | Inducted 2013

    Lewis Puller, class of 1963, attended Christchurch School from 1959-1963. Lewis was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, attorney, and Pulitzer Prize winning author of the autobiography, "Fortunate Son."
    Lewis was a top student, athlete and student leader at Christchurch School.

    After Christchurch, he graduated from the College of William and Mary. Lewis became a Marine Corps officer who served in Vietnam and sustained critical injuries in an explosion in October of 1968. In his brief active service, Lewis earned the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

    Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, Lewis completed law school and served as an attorney for the United States Department of Defense. He was active in the field of veteran's rights.

    Lewis Puller's autobiography tells the story of his Vietnam service, the explosion that wounded him, and his recovery from the physical and emotional trauma of that experience for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography in 1992 for “Fortunate Son.”
  • John W. Craine, Jr. '64 - Inducted 2012

    John Craine served 33 years in the United States Navy, where he was the Director of Naval Training, Director of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Naval Education and Training, and President of State University of New York Maritime College. John has received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, three Legion of Merit awards, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Achievement Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, and two National Defense Service medals. John served as the President of the Board of Governors for Christchurch School from July 2006 to June 2008.
  • William E. Easterling III '72 - Inducted 2012

    Bill Easterling is recognized as a world leader in developing novel solutions to challenges such as achieving energy security, sustaining a viable planetary life support system, developing profoundly new materials to meet societal needs, and learning how changing human goals and values will influence the scientific questions of the future. Bill is an internationally recognized expert on how global warming will likely affect the earth's food supply, and was a lead author of a report on the effects of climate change, commissioned by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the co-recipient with Al Gore for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Bill's efforts were hailed for providing comprehensive and objective information to better understand the scientific basis of human-induced climate change, its potential impact, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
  • William H. Dabney '53 - Inducted 2012

    Bill Dabney served three years in the United States Marine Corps, then entered Virginia Military Institute where he graduated in 1960. Bill re-entered the U.S. Marines as a Second Lieutenant and began an exemplary career. Bill was awarded the Silver Star and the Navy Cross by the President of the United States for his "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry" in Vietnam, for his actions from January 21 to April 14, 1968. The President's citation concludes: "Colonel Dabney contributed decisively to ultimate victory in the Battle of Khe Sanh, and ranks among the most heroic stands of any American force in history. By his valiant combat leadership, exceptional bravery, and selfless devotion to duty, Colonel Dabney reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."
  • William Clark Styron, Jr. '42 | Inducted 2011

    The recipient has made significant contributions as an American novelist and essayist. He won major literary awards including the prestigious Rome Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is most famous for his Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1968 for Sophie’s Choice and the William Dean Howell medal in 1970 for The Confessions of Nat Turner. We are all proud of your achievements and honored to have you as one of our own.
  • William G. Broaddus '61| Inducted 2011

    The recipient has made significant strides in law over the last 50 years. Throughout his career, he has served as Law Clerk for the State of Virginia Supreme Court, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney for Henrico County Virginia, Chef Deputy Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a fellow of both the Virginia Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. The entire Christchurch family is very proud of all your achievements and honored to have you as one of our own.

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