Five Alum Named to Shamrock Hall of Fame
Saint Patrick High School is proud to announce the following five new inductees into the Shamrock Hall of Fame: Joseph C. Fagiano ’07, Daniel W. Farrell ’66, Sam J. Maniscalco ’07, Christopher M. Mroz ’02 and James A. Ridgeway ’07 . The five men will join St. Pat’s prestigious class of athletes during a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 4 as part of an All-Inclusive Reunion.
Joseph C. Fagiano ’07, the 2006 State Champion in wrestling, was a two-time Conference Champion, two-time All-State and ESCC Wrestler of the Year. He was the 2016 NCAA Division II Champion, West Region Athlete of the Year, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year and 2016 California Baptist University Male Athlete of the Year and is a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier. Fagiano has his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and Masters of Business Administration from California Baptist University.
Daniel W. Farrell ’66 was an All-Conference Area and All-American co-captain for the Shamrocks selected to the 1965 All-CPL team on both offense and defense as a tackle before going on to play for St. Joseph’s College on a football scholarship. Farrell has served on the board of St. Vincent’s School and coached soccer, baseball and basketball. A retired director of sales from Newlyweds Foods, Dan lives in Oak Brook with his wife, Jay, and has two children Mike and Meagan.
Sam J. Maniscalco ’07 was a three-time All-Conference, All-Area and All-State guard. A two-time member of the ESCC All-League team, he led the conference in scoring each of his last two years and was a 2007 All-State pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He went on to play Division I basketball at Bradley University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports communications and University of Illinois in 2011-2012 while pursuing a Master’s Degree and was Illinois’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
Christopher M. Mroz ’02, a two-time All-Conference and honorable mention All-State point guard, led the 2001-2002 basketball team to a Conference Championship. He is the Shamrocks all-time assist leader and was named one of the top 50 players in Chicago his senior year. Mroz played at Bradley University and Missouri-St. Louis and is now the head basketball coach for Ridgewood High School in Norridge.
James M. Ridgeway ’07 was a two-time IHSA State Champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke and four-time All-State selection for Swimming and Water Polo. He won Conference Swimmer of the Year and Conference Player of the Year in Water Polo. A University of Michigan Scholar-Athlete, Ridgeway was a two-time NCAA All-American, three-time All-Big Ten Conference, an USS Junior National Team member and 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier. Ridgeway, a member of the National Honor Society and four-year Honor Roll student at Saint Patrick, is currently a medical student at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.