Wethersfield Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
2007 Hall of Fame
Michael Cancelliere '64: Mike excelled in both football and track. An outstanding football player, he was a three year starter and was named to the All League in 1962, 63, 64. He was co-captain in his senior year and was named to the Nutmeg Bowl Team in 1964. Mike also participated on the track team throwing the shot put. In his senior year, he placed second in the League Meet and was fifth in the State Meet. He continued his education at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. During his college career, he was named to the All New England Football Team. In his senior year, he captained the football team and received the team’s Most Valuable Player award. In track, he placed third in the shot put in the New England Small College Division his senior year. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, he is presently CEO of Integrated Workman’s Compensation Solutions in Ohio. He and his wife of 35 years, Nikki, reside in the Greater Cleveland area. They have two grown children Mark and Laura.
Matthew Greene '99: An all-around athlete, during his high school career, he excelled in soccer, swimming and track. In soccer he received three varsity letters and was named captain his senior year. In swimming, he lettered all four years and was All-Conference in 1997 and 98. He was on the 400yard freestyle team which placed 5th in 1997 and 4th in 1998. He also was captain his senior year. In track he received four varsity letters and was an outstanding hurdler participating in the 200 and 300 intermediate hurdles. He was Class MM Champion and State Open Champion in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 1999. He was named to the All-State track team in 1999. He also was captain of the team his junior and senior year. He was All-Academic in all three sports. Matthew attended Boston College and continued to compete in track qualifying for the Big East Championships in the 400 hurdles his freshman year and the New England championships in the 4X400 relay as a sophomore. Unfortunately, he sustained an injury which ended his collegiate track career. He currently is in his final year at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.
Gale (Tamosunas) Hamman '85: Gale participated in volleyball, basketball and track and field. An outstanding volleyball player, she was on the varsity volleyball team for three years and elected co-captain her senior year. She was named to the CCC All-League Volleyball team both in her junior and senior year. In her senior year, the volleyball team won the CCC Conference Title and she was selected as a member of the All0State Volleyball team. In addition to playing volleyball, Gale was on the basketball team. She was co-captain her senior year as the team won the CCC Conference title. She also participated in track and field earning all CCC honors her sophomore year. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac College and currently working for Aetna Insurance Company. She resides in Bristol, CT with her husband Eric, daughter Margot and son Emmett.
Donald Johnson '64: Don was an outstanding football and track athlete during his Wethersfield career. He was awarded three varsity letters in football. He was a halfback on the team and was an All-League selection and named to the All-State team in his senior year. He also was honored as a Pizza Hut All-American in football. Don also participated in track for four years. In his senior year Don placed first in the triple jump at the CCIL All Conference meet. He still holds the triple jump record at WHS. He also was President of his class in his junior and senior year He currently resides in New Hampshire and owns a logging business.
Richard McCue '42: Richard competed in three sports. He was a member of the WHS soccer team for 3 years and in 1941, was second on the team in goals scored with six. He was captain of the basketball team his senior year and led the team in scoring with 241 points. The team finished with a 13-3 record. He also was the starting third basemen for three years on the baseball team. He continued his education at Hillyer College and was in the insurance business. In retirement he was involved with McCue gardens in Wethersfield. He has three grown sons. He is being honored posthumously.
Robert Pandolfe: Bob was a three sport athlete at Wethersfield High School. He lettered 3 years in football and was a 2 way starter at offensive and defensive tackle. He was co-captain of the team his senior year and was named to the CCIL All-Conference team during his junior and senior year. He was also named to the Nutmeg Bowl team. He was selected to the Coaches All-American football team. Bob played basketball for 3 years at WHS before being sidelined with an injury. He lettered 3 years on the track team and was co-captain of the team his senior year. He participated in the discus and the shot put events and set the discus record in his senior year. He continued his education at Springfield College graduating in 1969. He has continued his interest n athletics, volunteering his time to foster the development of many youth athletic programs. He is the owner of Pandolfe’s Auto Parts in Berlin CT and resides in Wethersfield with his wife Linda. He has two grown children.
Stephen Shults: An outstanding swimmer, Stephen set many team and pool records in the freestyle events. His main events were the 50 yd and 100 yd freestyle and he was also a member of the relay team. For all his accomplishments, he was named to the All-League and All-State teams in 1974, 75, and 76. In 1976, he was elected captain of the swim team. Stephen was recruited to Wake Forest University for swimming. He was attending Wake Forest as a freshman when he died. In recognition of all his achievements, his fellow high school teammates annually present the Stephen Shults Award for Leadership, Dedication and Athletic Ability to a member of the Boys and Girls swim teams.
Tessa Treux '01: Tessa excelled in diving, gymnastics and track and field. In one meter diving, Tessa set the Women’s Freshman Record in 1997 and the Women’s Varsity Record in 2001. She lettered all four years in swimming and was a top ten finisher at the Class M State Meet in 1998, 1999, and 2000. She also was a competitor at the State Open Meet in 1999 and 2000. SheHe was the recipient of the Stephen Shults Award in 2000. Tessa also lettered four years in gymnastics. Her many achievements included All League in the All Around event and All State in Individual events during all four years. She was captain of the Class M State Championship team in 2001. In track, she was All-League in the 100M Dash, 400M Dash, and the 4X100 Relay. She also competed in the State Open in the 100M Dash and 4X100 Relay. She was captain of the team in her senior year. Tessa continued her education at Middlebury College where she had an outstanding collegiate diving career. In 2004, she set the Women’s Varsity Record in 1 and 3 meters diving and in 2005, the Woman’s Pool Record in 1 meter diving. In 2005, she was the 2005 NCAA Division Champion in 1 meter diving and was named to the 2005 All-American Swim Team. Tessa currently resides in New York City.
John Landry: John Landry started the girl’s volleyball program at WHS in 1978. He served as head coach for 16 years (1978-1993). During that time, 12 of his teams qualified for the State Tournament. In 1984, his team captured the CCC Western Division Title. His overall record as a volleyball coach was 164-124. John did an outstanding job of developing a highly competitive volleyball program. Above all, John was a respected teacher, coach and mentor to all his athletes. He has retired from education and currently resides in Cheshire with his wife, Adriene.
1984 Golf Team: The 1984 golf team coached by Rod Cyr won the C.I.A.C. State Tournament Division I Title. This was the first Wethersfield team in fifty years to win a State Title since 1934. Members of the team that competed in the State Tournament were Christopher King, Daniel Cathcart, Edward Michaels, Brian Griffth and John Shea. The team finished second in the C.C.I.L. The team also tied the record of the Goodwin Park Team Gross score with a score of 301. John Shea was named to the C.C.I.L. All League Team and was invited to participate in the Heritage Invitational as one of the top 8 golfers in the State. Ed Michaels received Honorable Mention to the All C.C.I.L. team.
"Bohdan Kolinsky" Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Nancy Madsen Cummings: Nancy is a 1977 graduate of Wethersfield High School. Nancy was a pioneer in promoting girls participation in athletics. Frustrated by a then all-male Little League, at the age of 10 she went with a petition to the Parks and Recreation Director, Bill Pitkin, to start a girl’s league and succeeded. During her high school years. She participated on the basketball, softball and tennis teams. Despite a hip problem, she also gave 100% to the team. After high school, she received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Bates College and a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is currently Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Franklin Orthopedics in Farmington, Maine and Chief of Surgical Services at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She also is a team physician for the University of Maine at Farmington and the Carrabassett Valley Academy. She has authored several books and chapters and has also made presentations at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She resides in Wilton, Maine with her husband and two children.