WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Archbishop Stepinac High School hosted its sixth annual Hardwood Club Dinner Induction Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5 to honor alumni for their accomplishments on and off the basketball court.
The inductees were Tim Philp ’95, Rico Dos Anjos ’59, Peter Swanson ’69, Steve Hillebrecht ’87, David Conlon ’91. Sr. and Richard “Dick” McDine '52.
Margaret Keoghan, long-time educator and basketball fan at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, received the Hardwood Club Service Award for her love of the game and support of Stepinac.
The event also provided the opportunity to introduce Stepinac’s new head coach Steve Herman.
Tim Philp recently retired as Stepinac’s head coach following 9 successful seasons. Coach Philp led a resurgence in Stepinac’s basketball program leading to an A division title in 2010 and Stepinac’s first AA semifinals appearance in 27 years in 2013.
Rico Dos Anjos was a standout player Stepinac for Coach Nat Volpe. Rico went on to play for LIU and then professionally in the Eastern Professional Basketball League.
Peter Swanson played for Coach Tom Carney as well as for Manhattan College.
Steve Hillebrecht was also a standout player on Stepinac’s 1986 CHSAA semifinalist team.
David Conlon is one of the all-time leading scorers at Stepinac and a member of the 1991 CHSAA Class B Championship team. After Stepinac, Dave went on to play for the University of Vermont.
Richard “Dick” McDine ’52, as a junior, was named The Most Valuable Players of the New York State Catholic Championship Tournament. His fine play contributed to Stepinac’s win at the tournament giving the Crusaders a State Championship