Choate Inducts Six to Athletics Hall of Fame

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Choate Rosemary Hall Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees 2019

Each year on Reunion Weekend the Alumni Association recognizes outstanding athletes whose contributions and achievements left an indelible mark on the School. This year, six alumni were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Reunion Weekend on Saturday, May 11.

Harold Bailey III '99 scored over 1,000 points during his Choate basketball career and set the second highest high jump record (6'4"). As captain of Brown University team and its first perimeter player, he led the 2003 team to its best season in the school's history. Harold currently works as a Vice President for Institutional Sales at CFRA Research.

At Choate Dick Diehl '59 served as co-captain of varsity football for two years, lettered in baseball for three and was named Athlete of the Year in 1959. At Harvard he lettered in both football and baseball, played on the Ivy League Championship football team, and was a baseball All-American, All Ivy League and Most Valuable Player. Dick is an orthopedic surgeon in Pasadena, California.

Tim Fleiszer '94 earned 6 varsity letters in football, hockey and track during his two years at Choate and was named Athlete of the Year in 1992. At Harvard he was a 4-year varsity football star and an All-Ivy selection and academic All-Ivy honoree. Following Harvard, he played on 5 teams in the Canadian Football League, including the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos, and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Tim is the only person to have won four Grey Cups with four teams. Tim is the Executive Director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada and a partner in Gil Scott Sports Management.

Soccer star Dane Murphy '04 collected First-Team All-State, All-Region and All-Founders League honors at Choate and led his University of Virginia team into the NCAA tournament in 2008. He went on to play professionally with D.C. United, VFL Osnabrück, VFL II and the New York Cosmos. After serving as the head scout for the Cosmos and technical director for Real Salt Lake, he was named technical director of D.C. United in November 2018.

Claire Sullivan '04 scored over 1,000 points in her Choate career and received the Excellence in Basketball Award each of your four years. She led Lehigh's 2008 team to its best four-year record and holds the school record for career assists and second all-time points scored. Claire is a public defender in Seattle.

While captain of the Choate swim team, Caroline Wilson '09 set 7 of the 16 individual records, each of which still stand today. As a member of the varsity swim team at Williams, she was named the 2013 NCAA Division III Athlete of the Year; she is also a 13-time Division III National Champion and seven-time Division III NCAA national record holder. Caroline currently teaches and coaches at Blair Academy.