Harker's Athletic Hall of Fame

Harker's Athletic Hall of Fame opened on Oct. 5, 2018. The Hall of Fame honors the dedication and sacrifice of Harker's athletes, teams, coaches and sports supporters. Each year, inductees are selected based on their exemplifying desirable character traits at Harker and beyond, and having distinguished themselves in competition representing Harker, their colleges or at the professional level. Inductees may also be non-graduates who, through long service to Harker, have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics. Each member of the Athletic Hall of Fame receives an award for display and will have his/her name enshrined on the Hall of Fame wall in the athletic center on the upper school campus. For more information about the Hall of Fame, contact communications@harker.org.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Kristina Bither ’09 | Soccer, Volleyball

Harker Highlights:

  • Helped 2007 team to NorCal volleyball championship and state finals, with a 38-5 record
  • Had four aces and 10 kills in game 3 of 2007 quarterfinals, as a junior
  • MVP and first team in soccer, with 15 goals, as a freshman
  • Honorable mentions in Mercury News’ all-star volleyball and soccer teams; San Francisco Chronicle’s athlete of the week
  • Held volleyball league kill record and WBAL/Skyline division soccer MVP in senior year
  • CCS top scorer and 23rd highest scorer in the nation

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Adhir Ravipati ’05 | Fooball, Basketball, Track, Volleyball

Harker Highlights:

  • Played five sports, lettered in four in his senior year
  • Lettered in football, baseball and basketball his junior year
  • Named first team in football, basketball and volleyball his senior year
  • Made a number of game-winning plays over the years
  • Received many accolades for his play in Harker News

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Maverick McNealy ’13 | Golf

Harker Highlights:

  • Qualified for CCS individuals, helped team qualify for CCS for the first time in school history, as a freshman
  • Took second at the USGA Junior Amateur qualifier, then made top 8 at the championships as a junior; also took WBAL title and named to Mercury News’ first team twice
  • Made the quarterfinals of the Northern California Golf Association’s Amateur Match Play Championship and won the Silver Creek Valley Junior tournament
  • Played soccer for Harker in his senior year, scoring two goals

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Chris Collins | Athletic Staff

Harker Highlights:

  • Started with Harker in 2001
  • Athletics and physical education administrative assistant, 8 years until 2015
  • Dedicated to helping students with anything athletics related
  • Spent untold hours helping set up and sell Harker swag at events

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2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Tanya Schmidt ’08 | Volleyball

Harker Highlights:

  • Four-time West Bay Athletic League all-league first team honoree
  • Top 50 junior recruit in the nation
  • Division IV state MVP
  • Harker’s Athlete of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Head of School Award recipient (2007-08)
  • San Jose Mercury News first team and 2007 Cal-Hi Sports scholar-athlete
  • First Harker student to sign a national letter of intent

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Phyllis Carley | Super Fan

(In Memoriam 1920-2009)

Harker Highlights:

  • Began at Harker in 1952 as a driver, shuttling local students to and from school; later served as secretary for Major Nichols and secretary to the board of trustees
  • Received the inaugural Harker Alumni Association Service Award, which was immediately renamed the Phyllis Carley Service Award (2006)
  • Staunch supporter of Harker athletics for more than 50 years
  • “She always seemed to be on the lookout for the kid(s) who needed an extra dose of attention.” -Pat Walsh

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Jason Martin ’07 | Football, Baseball

Harker Highlights:

  • Three-time Central Coast Section all-league varsity baseball first team
  • Played varsity football for three years
  • Only Harker player to run for a touchdown, throw for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass in the same game (Homecoming 2006)
  • Central Coast Section MVP runner-up, with a batting average of .629 (2000)

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Adam Vucurevich ’02 | Football, Wrestling, Baseball

Harker Highlights:

  • Harker’s first three-sport athlete
  • Scored the upper school’s first touchdown and hit the first home run
  • Captain of football, wrestling and baseball teams
  • Central Coast Section baseball all-league first team honoree (2000)
  • All-Central Coast Section varsity football team honorable mention (2002)
  • Harker Athlete of the Year (2002)
  • Harker MVP in baseball (2001) and football (2002)

Read more about Adam