Athletic HOF Inductees 2010
ADRIAN “BUD” AIKMAN - cLASS OF 1951
Basketball & Track. Bud was a three-year letter winner in Track for the High Jump, Long Jump and Sprints. In 1950, as a junior, he finished 4th in the High Jump in District One. Following up his outstanding junior campaign, Bud went on to become the District I High Jump Champion, and, even more impressively, won the coveted PIAA state championship in the high jump his senior year.
CARIN HELLER- clASS OF 2000
Field hockey & Lacrosse. Carin earned seven letters in the two sports. On the field hockey field, she was All Central League and All-Delco as a junior and senior, as well as the team MVP her senior year. In lacrosse, she was also All Central League and All-Delco as a junior and senior, but would go beyond that, being named the All-Delco Player of the Year, and she became the first player to earn All American honors. Carin added to her accomplishments in lacrosse at The College of New Jersey where she ranks high in career goals, made the NCAA All-Tournament team three times, and graduated with All-American honors.
DR. JOSEPH J. O’BRIEN - cOACH / cONTRIBUTOR
Contributer. Joe is one of the Founding Fathers of the Springfield Athletic Hall of Fame. Joe served Springfield School District for many years, beginning as a middle school teacher and coach. Having played football at West Catholic and Drexel University, Joe was defensive coordinator for the Cougar Football Team for several years before becoming an assistant principal at the high school, then principal, and finally Superintendent of Springfield School District. He has been at the forefront of supporting Cougar Athletics and, since leaving Springfield, he has been serving as a board member of the Springfield Area Education Foundation.
KYLE SWEENEY - clASS OF 1999
Football & Lacrosse. Kyle played quarterback and defensive back on the football team for four years. His accomplishments in the sport of lacrosse are quite extensive, repeatedly earning honors such as All Central League, All Delco, All State, and All Philadelphia Area, capping it off with All American honors, Team MVP, Central League MVP and a Legend of the Game Award. At Georgetown University he was Rookie of the Year, All Conference, Defensive Player of the Year and All American. Professionally, Kyle, has been an All-Star and All-Pro and, finally, internationally, Kyle has been on Team USA.
BOB SWIFT- cLASS OF 1964
Tennis. Bob was superb on the tennis courts earning three letters and captain of the tennis team in his senior year. In 1962, as a sophomore, Bob was a member of the district doubles championship team culminating with the PIAA state championship in doubles. During his junior year, Bob was the District Singles champion and a PIAA state singles finalist. After graduation, Bob attended Haverford College and was a four year varsity performer and also a Conference singles finalist. At the U.S. Open in tennis, in September, Bob’s year was capped off by being presented the lifetime achievement award from the USTA by tennis great Stan Smith.