Athletic Hall of Fame

2019 Induction Ceremony

On May 4, 2019, Solebury School inducted former soccer, basketball, and track and field star Dominic Marano Jr. '98 and former cross country and track and field star Claudia Keep '11

"You weren’t just a number here, teachers actually cared about your education and wanted you to succeed," said Dominic, a particularly accomplished soccer player as a 5-year varsity starter, 3-time all star and 4-time league champion. "It was a family here at Solebury and that’s how the team was, a family. We moved as one, up and down that field, and that’s what allowed us to have three [soccer] championships in a row."

Claudia, who graduated from Solebury holding five different track records and who continued to set records at Bryn Mawr College, echoed Dominic's words. "I just want to reiterate what Dominic said about the community at Solebury... Running is obviously individual but your team does matter, especially for relays, and the best relays I ever ran were here at Solebury." 

View more photos from the induction ceremony, as well as a video of highlights from the 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.