Bengals Linebacker Leads Cinnaminson Hall-of-fame List

Posted: October 08, 1997

Andre Collins, a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, heads the first class of inductees to the Cinnaminson High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Collins, a 1986 graduate, will be inducted with 10 others in ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 17 at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson. The inductees also will be introduced at halftime of the Cinnaminson-Palmyra football game Oct. 18.

Collins excelled in basketball and track in addition to football while at Cinnaminson before moving on to compete in football at Penn State. He was a member of the 1991 Washington Redskins' Super Bowl team.

The other inductees are John Anerousis, Mark Caprarola, Sheila Cunneen Dinn, Barbara Ewart Hendrickson, Kengo Ikeda, William Oliver, William Pollock, John Sandoz, Lori Sauer Powers and Gary Watson.

Anerousis (1967) earned 13 varsity letters at Cinnaminson and went on to compete for the University of Delaware in football and baseball.

Caprarola (1984) is the third all-time leading scorer in school basketball history with 1,049 points. Before competing for West Chester University, he helped Cinnaminson capture the Group 3 state basketball title in 1982. Pollock was the leader of the state-championship team as a senior. Also a strong baseball player, he set a variety of school basketball records before going on to compete for Penn State.

Cunneen Dinn (1981) was an outstanding contributor in both softball and field hockey. She went on to play field hockey at William and Mary.

Ewart Hendrickson (1975) was a strong field hockey player and also played basketball and softball. She went on to play field hockey and basketball at East Stroudsburg University.

Sauer Powers (1985) went on to play field hockey and lacrosse for Towson State. She also competed in indoor track.

Oliver (1967) played football, basketball and baseball at Cinnaminson and went on to play four years of football at Catawba College.

Sandoz (1972) also played football, basketball and baseball and went on to compete at Temple in baseball. Watson (1972) was a high-jump, long-jump and hurdles specialist in track who also took part in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to compete in track for Camden County College and Trenton State.

Ikeda, a Marlton resident, was a teacher, coach and athletic trainer at Cinnaminson from 1960 until his retirement in 1995.

NEWS FROM HAVERFORD * Kate Smolenski, a senior who plays midfield and defense, helped the Haverford College field hockey team snap an 18-game losing streak.

A graduate of Moorestown, Smolenski serves as a cocaptain for the Fords (2-9). She has started every game, including her team's streak-breaking 5-0 win over Sweet Briar College at the Seven Sisters tournament, hosted by Smith College on Sept. 27-28. Smolenski had an assist, her first of the season, during Haverford's three games that weekend.

``Kate's biggest contribution has been her leadership, both on and off the field,'' Haverford coach Anne Livezey said. ``She's a great communicator and has done a good job of bringing the team together.''

* Michael Newshel and Martha Ellison, both sophomores, are playing soccer at Haverford. Newshel, a graduate of Highland, is a starting defender on the men's team, which has a 6-3-2 record. Ellison, a Cinnaminson graduate, is a starting defender for the women's team (7-4). Ellison had two goals and two assists in the first 11 games.

Ellison was a regular last season for a team that captured the Centennial Conference crown.

* Liane D'Alessandro and Samantha Tubman competed for the Haverford women's cross-country team at the National Preview meet, hosted by MIT on Saturday on the course in Boston that also will host this season's NCAA Division III championship. The Fords were 14th as a team in the field of 17.

D'Alessandro, a junior from Cherry Hill East, was 71st in the 3.1-mile race. She posted a time of 20 minutes, 22 seconds. Tubman, a freshman from Moorestown, was 85th in 20:40. A total of 114 runners completed the course.

* J.P. Carter and Matt Sazinksy ran for the Haverford cross-country squad as it captured the team championship at the Dickinson Open on Sept. 27. Carter, a sophomore from Woodbury, was 90th in the field of 156 runners with a time of 30:01 over the 5-mile course. Sazinsky, a junior from Cherry Hill East, was 105th in 30:44.

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