On Friday, May 14, Choate Rosemary Hall held the 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The honorees range in their athletic accomplishments, each having a significant impact on the athletic history of the School and often wider contributions in their careers.
William McConnel '55 led the Choate track team, as a co-captain along with his twin brother John, to undefeated seasons in 1954 and 1955 and had a renowned coaching career at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. Heidi Howard Allen '95 earned nine varsity letters and captained three sports – field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse at Choate and coached at Choate, Middlebury, and Bates College. Heather Lindman Woolbert '95 swam three years at Choate, holding two national records, four New England records, and 11 Choate records. Khari Stephenson '00 played soccer for Choate soccer for two years, helping the team win all three post-season championships. Khari played for the Jamaican National team, and professionally with the Chicago Fire, Kansas City Wizards, two Scandinavian teams, Real Salt Lake, and the San Jose Earthquakes.
William J. Harris '15 played three years of football at Choate, helping to lead the Wild Boars to the 2014 NEPSAC Bowl Championship title. After graduating from Boston College, he was drafted as a defensive back by the Detroit Lions. He has been with the Lions since 2019. Kyle A. Criscuolo '11 played two years of ice hockey at Choate, was a two-time captain of the Harvard Ice Hockey team, and now plays professionally. He was just assigned by the Detroit Red Wings organization to play with the Grand Rapid Griffins.
The 1980 Choate Football Team was the first Choate Rosemary Hall team to go undefeated, winning all 8 games of the season and allowing only 62 points and an average of 135 yards per game. The season was capped off with the team's 4th quarter comeback against Deerfield to go 8-0.