Athletic HOF Inductees 2023
- Alex Poplawski
- Caitlin Hanrahan Mundy
- Dave DiPaola
- Don Cadge
- Guy DiCicco
- Jackie Nesbitt
- Susan Holland Noll
Alex Poplawski, class of 2013 was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School. She was part of the soccer, basketball and lacrosse programs for all four years while at Springfield. She was captain of the basketball team and earned all Central League Honors her senior year. Alex was also a four-year starter on the lacrosse team where she earned all Central League and All Delco Honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She was also the first female athlete in school history to be named a three-time US All American in lacrosse. Alex was also named the 2013 Delaware County Scholar Athlete and received 12 varsity letters during her career at Springfield High School. After her career at Springfield, Alex went on to play lacrosse at Stanford University where she played midfield and attack.
Caitlin Mundy (Hanrahan) ’05 was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School where she played volleyball, basketball and softball for all four years. In 2005 she was named the female athlete of the year at Springfield High School. In her senior season, Caitlin earned all Central League and all Delco honors. Caitlin went on to play softball at Neumann University where she earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2006-2009. Caitlin is a member of the Neumann University Hall of Fame and has played semi-professional softball. Caitlin won the women’s National championship in 2007. Currently, Caitlin resides in Springfield with her husband and three children while managing her health coaching business, Caitlin Mundy Fitness LLC.
Dave DiPaola ’96 was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School. He was part of the football and lacrosse programs for all four years. He received all Central League Honors for lacrosse his junior and senior seasons. Dave was also named all State and All American for his senior lacrosse season. He went on to play lacrosse at Salisbury University where he earned numerous honors including Conference Player of the year, named to the Capital Conference All-Silver Team and was a three time all American. During his 1999 season Salisbury won the NCAA Title. Dave is an electrician and currently resides in Springfield.
A graduate of the class of 1969, Don has a long history of service and contribution to the Springfield school district. Don served as a director on the Springfield School Board for 20 years and held various leadership positions including President. He was an original board member of the Springfield Area Education Foundation that was organized in 2005 and continues to serve on the board. Don is a lifetime supporter of Springfield Athletics and serves as the broadcast voice of Cougar football and basketball games. He will always be remembered for his classic end of game sign-off “THANKS FOR WATCHING AND LET’S GO COUGARS!” Don is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His family are lifelong residents of Springfield, and his wife and three daughters are all graduates of the Springfield School District.
Guy DiCicco ’59 was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School. He was part of the football and baseball teams for all four years while at Springfield. Guy was named captain of both football and baseball his senior year and was a three-year letterman in each sport. He received All Delco Honors in football his senior year. He continued his football and baseball career at Wooster University where he lettered all four years in football receiving honorable mention honors All Ohio Conference and Division III All American honors. Guy continued was a captain in the USMC and worked for Corning Inc. professionally.
Jackie Nesbitt ’02 played soccer, basketball and lacrosse for all four years while at Springfield High School. She was named captain of the soccer and lacrosse teams her senior year. Jackie led the soccer team in scoring and was honored as an All-Central League and All Delco selection while leading the lacrosse team to the District Final in 2002. She continued her lacrosse carer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At UMass, she was three-year starter. In her senior season she was named captain, Atlentic-10 First Team, Atlentic-10 Academic Team, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team and IWLCA All-North Region. Jackie currently is the Chief of Staff to the CEO of a public 3D printing company and lives with her husband, Sean, and two children, Charlotte and James, in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Susan Holland Noll ’73 was also a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School. She played all four years for the field hockey and lacrosse programs. She was named co-captain of the 1973 lacrosse team. Susan went on to play both field hockey and lacrosse at West Chester University. During her 1975 and 1976 seasons she played in and won the National Collegiate Field Hockey Championships and in 1977 she was invited to stand for the US Field Hockey Team. Professionally, Susan went on to teach health and physical education and coach at the Boyertown School District. She has coached field hockey and lacrosse at the high school level and is active in the Berks and Ches-Mont coaches association. Susan has been honored and inducted into the West Chester University, Berks County Field Hockey and the U.S. Field Hockey National Halls of Fame.