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Roxbury High School’s 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner



Roxbury High School’s 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner


ROXBURY, NJ (April 7, 2017) – Six accomplished athletes, one distinguished coach, and a state championship team will be inducted as the fourth class into the Roxbury High School Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 6th at Roxbury High School. 

Representing the class of 1967 is state championship wrestler, Bruce Canfield. Representing the class of 1979 is All-State lineman and Rutgers University captain, Richard Spitzer. Representing the class of 1994 is the all-time single season soccer scoring record holder, Michael Distefano. Representing the class of 1998 is the All-State pitcher who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, Corey Hamman. Representing the class of 2005 is the all-time leading scorer in the girls’ soccer program history and two-time All-State player, Erica Peschken. Representing the class of 2009 is one of the most decorated athletes in girls’ track history and a two-time college All-American at Villanova University, Ariann Neutts. 

Coach Frank Dekmar, who led the Lady Gaels basketball team to 324 victories, the most in program history, and two Iron Hills Conference Iron Division Championships will also be inducted. 

The 1992 Group IV State Championship softball team, the first Roxbury sports team to ever win a state championship on the field, will round out the 2017 class of Hall of Fame inductees. 

The induction dinner and program will take place in the cafeteria at Roxbury High School. Tickets to attend this event are still available and can be purchased online at or through the athletic department at 973-584-1200 x.1230. 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)

- Roxbury HS Hall of Fame Class of 2017 


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community Relations coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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