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Recent Inductees

Equestrian Wall of Fame

Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole ’03

Margaret “Gigi” Altmiller McIntosh ’72

Caroline Roffman ’06

Alexandra Warriner ’90

Athletic Hall of Fame

Colleen Bannister ’92 – Head Coach, Women’s Softball, Westfield State University

Colleen Bannister has experience as a Division I collegiate player, and several stints coaching an umpiring in Western Massachusetts. She has 10 years of experience as a high school coach, with her team reaching the Western or Central Mass tournament in seven of those 10 seasons.

Before Westfield, Bannister served as head coach at Athol High School, where she guided the team to a 13-6 regular season record before falling in the Western Mass semifinals to Monson. Bannister has a coaching record of 41-23  at Athol. She had previous coaching stints at Pioneer and Athol, and her teams won Western Mass titles in 1997, ’98 and ’99.

She was a second-team all-Patriot League player and a District L honorable mention All-American in 1995. She participated in the Olympic softball trials and later toured Latin America with Athletes in Action’s national team in 1994. Bannister hit .675 in her high-school softball career at Stoneleigh-Burnham School and was a two-time MVP of the New England Private School Association where her team also captured a NEPSAC title.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in education and psychology, and a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University in counselor education.

In addition to coaching softball, Colleen has also coached field hockey and basketball at the high school level, and has sent multiple players to the collegiate ranks, including four players from her Athol team who plan to play collegiately. She is also a certified umpire for ASA, PONY, and National Federation Tournaments. After Stoneleigh-Burnham, Bannister went on to play in college at Division I Bucknell, where she enjoyed a solid career. After that, Bannister got into coaching and spent time locally coaching field hockey at Turners Falls High School and Pioneer Valley Regional School, and softball at Athol High School, among other jobs. Two years ago she left the high school level to accept the job at Westfield State.

Sonya Lamonakis ’93 – Professional Boxer

Sonya “the Scholar” Lamonakis is ranked the #1 Women’s Professional Heavyweight Boxer in the United States and #3 in the world. Sonya is working to compete for the World Title in heavyweight boxing. She is the New York State 2014 Heavyweight (175 pounds) Champion.

Sonya was a standout athlete at Stoneleigh-Burnham in 1992-1993 as a post-graduate. Her specialty sport as a student was softball. Sonya went on to play college softball at Mitchell College and then Springfield College. Sonya helped her team advance all the way to the USA National College Championship Tournament.

After college, Sonya worked out at a gym in Springfield and was discovered in 2003 as a boxing talent. After 3 months of training she had her first fight. By 2005 Sonya was invited to train at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. She moved to the boxing Mecca of New York City and began her professional career. Sonya is the first woman to be signed by boxing promoter and producer Lou Dibella.

Emily Kiablick 97 – Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

Emily Kiablick has been named the NEWMAC and TCCC Coach of the Year twice in her collegiate college-coaching career.  Emily has been the head women’s lacrosse coach at Wheaton College since 2009 and was previously head coach at Roger William College for six years. In 2014, Kiablick led her Wheaton team to the NEWMAC Tournament Title and a NCAA tournament appearance. The final record of 14-7 overall was the second best in the program’s history.

At Stoneleigh-Burnham, Emily was a standout athlete in soccer and lacrosse. She went on to play four seasons of both sports at Springfield College where she was a captain in both lacrosse and soccer. Emily was named to the IWLCA All-New England Team and ECAC All-Star.