Athletic Hall of Fame

The 2018 Induction Ceremony

On May 5, 2018 in the Solebury School Athletic Center, we inducted Carnell "Candido" Rivera '88, Carlton W. Carter, Jr. '98, and Thomas Hedges '08 into the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame.

After Director of Athletics Rob Eichem and Head of School Tom Wilschutz began the ceremony with opening remarks, Trustee Navarrow Wright '88 P'16 inducted his former classmate and basketball teammate, Candido Rivera '88 into the Hall of Fame. Longtime boys basketball coach Cleve Christie inducted his former player, Carlton W. Carter, Jr. '98. Former track coach (and current head of Solebury School's Learning Skills Department) Tom Rondeau inducted former track and cross country star, Thomas Hedges '08.

View photos from the induction ceremony below.

(Photos by Kelli Abdoney)


Watch Highlights From the Ceremony


About the Athletic Hall of Fame

Purpose

The Solebury School Athletic Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor student-athletes, exceptional teams, coaches, and other members of the Solebury community who have made outstanding contributions to its athletic program.

Qualifications

  1. A nominee must be an alumnus or alumna of Solebury School. Coaches and other community members with extraordinary cases may also be considered.
  2. Eligibility for admission begins:
    a. In the fifth (5) year after the nominee graduates;
    b. Reaches retirement after coaching; or
    c. Has been actively involved in the athletic program for at least twenty (20) years.
  3. Selection is based primarily on athletic accomplishments while at Solebury School. Subsequent achievements in athletics and other areas may also be taken into consideration.

Nomination Process

  1. Any member of the following constituency may nominate: alumni, family of alumni, current and former faculty and staff, current and former trustees.
  2. An online nomination form is available here. Nominations may also be sent to Robert Eichem, Director of Athletics, at 6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, PA 18938. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 15 of each school year.
  3. The Selection Committee meets during the school year. The Committee consists of two or more permanent members and includes current and former Directors of Athletics and the current Director of Advancement, and no more than five rotating members (each serving a 3-year term) selected from among the following groups; former Heads of School, former Directors of Advancement, current and retired coaches, current and former trustees, and Hall of Fame inductees.

Induction

Members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during Reunion Weekend each year.