ALL INDUCTEES

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Dennis O’Sullivan - 2012
North Rockland High School has produced many outstanding scholar-athletes over the years and Dennis O’Sullivan ranks right up there with the best of them. Not many athletes have had the honor to play on, and captain, two undefeated teams on the high school and college level, but Dennis did. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school, excelling in football, track and field, and baseball. In ...Read More

Murray Olderman - 1992
Elected in 1992 ... 1938 Spring Valley H.S. graduate ... renowned sports-writer and cartoonist ... got his start at the old Rockland Leader weekly newspaper, serving as sports editor and columnist while still in high school ... his sports cartoons first appeared in the old Nyack Journal-News in the 1940s ... in 1952, Olderman joined a Scripps-Howard syndicate, the Newspaper Enterprise Association,...Read More

Janice Olszewski - 2009
One of the first sports to manifest the impact of Title IX gender equity was basketball. In the mid to late 1970’s, women’s high school basketball vaulted to a new level as top female athletes gravitated toward a sport that had long been a crowd pleaser on the male side. Athletes such as Denise McGuire of Pearl River and Jane Ronner of Clarkstown North were generating headlines and att...Read More

Art Orlando - 1980
Inducted in 1980 ... Blauvelt native, he graduated from Clarkstown H.S. in 1956 ... All-County performer in soccer (goalie), basketball and baseball in 1955 and 1956 for Clarkstown High ... played varsity basketball at St. Michael’s College from 1956 to 1958, then transferred to Manhattan College and played varsity basketball for the Jaspers from 1959 to 1961 ... he made the All-Metropolitan...Read More

John Orlando - 1996
Gained entry in 1996 ... came to Rockland in 1969, as a physical education teacher, lacrosse coach and ice hockey coach at Suffern H.S. ... his overwhelming success in both sports have set high watermarks for other coaches to shoot for ... he is the winningest ice hockey coach in Rockland scholastic history, and the second-winningest lacrosse coach ... in the 24 years from 1969 through 1993, Orlan...Read More

Walter Ostrom - 1981
Inducted in 1981 ... Orangeburg native ... marksman who made his name as an expert trapshooter ... won the Amateur Championship of North America four times: 1952, 1956, 1957 and 1962 ... he became only the fourth man in the history of the tournament to win two successive years ... he also captured the New York State championship three times: 1952, 1956 and 1959 ... in 1952 and 1955, he was High Ov...Read More

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