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Cheverus Athletic Hall of Fame

The Cheverus High School Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in the Cheverus community who have competed and achieved at the highest levels in athletics, or those who have helped design, create, or advance the Cheverus tradition of athletic excellence. Individuals inducted into the Cheverus Hall of Fame also exemplify the core values of Cheverus and serve as leading examples for others.

Congratulations to our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:


James A. Beaudry '41

Baseball, Basketball

Roman Pavlik '91



Meaghan A. Phillips (Morris) '05

Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field

John Paul Thornton, Jr. '73

Basketball, Football, Track & Field

Inductees were selected through a nomination process by an Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

View photos from our event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019!

Learn more about our Hall of Fame Inductees

Baseball, Basketball

James Beaudry, a member of the Cheverus class of 1941, is a beloved fixture in the Maine athletics scene. Beaudry is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honor, Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, and a charter member of the UNE Athletics Hall of Fame.

At Cheverus, Beaudry participated in the Mission, Glee and Public Speaking Clubs, in addition to competing on the football and basketball teams. In his 1941 yearbook, his classmates predicted that Beaudry would “surely fashion himself a lofty niche in the ladder of success.” After his graduation from Cheverus, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and returned to enroll at the University of Maine at Orono.

Beaudry served as the Director of Athletics at St. Francis College (UNE) for 21 years, coaching baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country and golf. He was named an Honorary Alumnus of UNE, where the gym is named in his honor. At 95 years old, Beaudry continues to be active in local sports - teaching clinics at the elementary level and attending numerous sporting events in Southern Maine.


Heralded as “without peer”, Roman Pavlik left an indelible mark on the Cheverus tennis program. The Stags won state championships each of Pavlik’s four years on the team -- the only tennis state championships in Cheverus history. Pavlik was the top-ranked singles player three years in a row; elected captain twice; and the only Cheverus tennis player to ever win the individual boys tennis championship. His senior year, Pavlik never lost a set -- let alone a match. In addition to his prolific achievements in tennis, Pavlik was valedictorian of his 1991 graduating class.

The recipient of a prestigious Presidential Scholarship, Pavlik continued his distinguished tennis career at Bryant College. A Northeast-10 Champion for all four years, Pavlik is the only player in conference history to never lose a match. With a collegiate record of 86-4, Pavlik was selected as an All-American in 1996 and was ranked #6 by the NCAA. In 2002, Pavlik was inducted into the Bryant College Hall of Fame.

Pavlik briefly competed on the professional tennis circuit, where he defeated gifted players from around the world, qualified for 3 main draws, and played in the ATP Volvo International.

After tennis, Roman entered the world of real estate. Ranked the #5 top selling agent at Keller Williams International in 2011, he is currently the Director of Luxury and Sports and Entertainment Division in South Florida, where he lives with his wife, Natali, and their children, Max and Alexa.

Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field

As a member of the soccer, swimming, indoor and outdoor track and cross country teams, Meaghan Morris rose to the challenge wherever her team needed. Enrolling at Cheverus at the start of its transition to coeducation, Morris joined every sport she could to fill rosters and ensure that teams would be competitive against larger and more mature programs -- participating in as many as 5 sports per year.

In addition to her selfless enthusiasm and leadership through multiple Captainship positions, Morris distinguished herself as a gifted competitor. In 2005, Morris won the discus event at the Maine Class A Outdoor Track State Championship, and also scored as a member of the team’s 4x400 meter relay team; she also twice qualified for New Englands. As a member of the first Cheverus women’s swim team, dubbed the “Original Six”, she served as a key member of the state championship-winning and record-setting 200 medley relay and 200 free felay teams, and set a school record in the 100 butterfly. In addition to her athletic achievements, Morris was named Outstanding Senior and All-Around Student of her 2005 graduating class. In college, she swam and threw discus at Georgetown University her freshman year until an injury and competing academic requirements led her to retire.

Basketball, Football, Track & Field

Lettering in football, indoor & outdoor track, and basketball, Paul Thornton led many Cheverus sports teams to victory during his time on campus. As a two-way starting tackle, he helped his freshman-year football team win the league championship after an undefeated season. He was twice named All-State Offensive Tackle and was elected tri-captain his senior year. As a shot putter on the Cheverus indoor and outdoor track teams, Thornton won multiple meets and secured the state champion title as a 16-year-old. His junior year, Thornton held the role of forward for the Cheverus basketball team while also competing in indoor track that same season. A knee injury during his senior year basketball season curtailed his athletic activities that year. However, his achievements throughout his high school experience caught the attention of the University of New Hampshire, who signed him to join their football team. After two more knee operations, Thornton retired from football during his sophomore year of college.

A talented athlete with a breadth of accomplishments both on and off the field, Thornton is known by his peers as a charismatic leader, “the soul” of his teams, and an exceptional player within a class of outstanding athletes.

Hall of Fame Inductees

James A. Beaudry '41
Roman Pavlik '91
Meaghan A. Phillips (Morris)  '05
John Paul Thornton, Jr. '73
William G. Curran '59
 Mollie Fitzpatrick '08
 Theresa Hendrix '10
 John Mills '67
 Angelo Salvaggio '98

Michael DeSimon '56
Michael Murphy '78
Scott Shirrell '00
Jonathan Stovall '85
James "Jimmy" Sullivan '46
John "Buddy" Sullivan '44*


The Baseball Team of '61
John "Jack" Brennan '70
Richard "Dicka" Whitmore '33* 


John P. Cimino ‘61
Santo A. Cimino ‘62
Philip “Jack” Dawson ‘52
Peter J. Foley ‘63
Ronald L. Lemieux ‘73 


Basketball Team of '48
Robert M. Napolitano ‘57
Robert Scott Perez ‘86
Walter Pochebit ‘77


Jesse Allen ‘95
Robert D. Brewer, Faculty/Coach
William E. Foley '30 *
Colin Peddie ‘81


Sean Ashley ‘86
Richard “Sonny” Conley ‘48*
Daniel Costigan ‘82
Rudy DiPietro ‘73
Pierre Arthur Harnois '44 
Gary Hoyt, Coach/Athletic Director
Christopher Jerome ‘79


James E. Honan ‘38
Brian Pettingill ‘81
Ernesto R. Salamone ‘80
Clytis J. Theriault ‘36*  
Peter Thornton ‘62


Jeffrey G. Bannister ‘64
Ian L. Crocker (‘00)
William P. Curran, Coach '36-'38, '44-'71*
Richard E. Joyce ‘61
Paul L. Sullivan ‘61
Thomas J. Thornton ‘64 

* deceased