Athletic HOF Inductees 2009

BUCKY BUCHANAN - clASS OF 1969

Football, Baseball. Center and defensive tackle for 3 years. Starting catcher for two Central League championship teams, one his sophomore year and another his senior year as captain; All-Delco his senior year; All-Central League; Outstanding Service Award as a senior. Baseball at Eastern College: Catcher his final three years; captain his junior a senior years; All Conference three years; All American his junior and senior years. Professional Baseball – Kansas City Royals for 4 years.


GREG CAMPBELL - cLASS OF 1992

Lacrosse. Most points in a single season, total points in a single game, most assists in a season; President’s Award for Excellence; All-Delco; First Team All-State; All-American. Legends of the Game 1999.


CHRISTINE HEFFERNAN - cLASS OF 1999

Track & Field. School records in the Shot, Discus, Javelin; Broke county records in the shot + discuss; District champion: 2 years in the shot; 3 years in the discus. State championship in the javelin; 2nd in state in discus and shot. Chosen All-Delco three times; Chosen in the Track All Time Millennium Team. At Villanova: Broke school records in Shot, Discus, Weight Throw; captain senior year; senior year graduated with award as top academic athlete for all sports.


DION IRONS- cLASS OF 1981

Basketball. Four year varsity letter winner. Graduated as 2nd All-Time leading scorer in Springfield history; 1619 points, 19.9 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 4.5 apg, 60.7% FG ptc., 82% FT ptc. 1981: 3rd team All State; All Tri-State Area; All-Central; All Delco; Team MVP; Central League champs; State runner-up, 28-5. 1980: All-Central, All-Delco. Team MVP, 19-7. 1979: All Central.


STEVE TODARO - cLASS OF 78

Contributor. Over a 29 year period, Steve volunteered his services as an athletic trainer, or licensed physical therapist, to any coach or athlete at Springfield High School who asked, often giving up his time and money at all hours of the day and all days of the week. He began working with the football and wrestling teams in 1980, but continued to help other coaches who asked. He also began working with the girls track team in the early 80s. Coaches marvel at how thorough he was with their injured athletes and how quickly he had them back on the field, mat or court. In addition to physical contributions over the years, Steve generously donated money to several sports groups and certainly to all who asked. In his high school playing days he played football (captain), wrestling and baseball.

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