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10 Athletes Inducted into Los Gatos High School Athletic Hall of Fame

NFL player Jared Allen among outstanding alums honored Saturday evening.

Highlighted by current National Football League player Jared Allen, 10 alumni were inducted as the eighth class into the Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday evening at.

“Having been out of high school for so long and looking back, it’s quite an honor to be recognized for something we did a long time ago,” Hall of Fame inductee Bret Mannon said. 

Allen attended the school for only a year but made a huge impact. The 2000 graduate was named to the first team in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League and was named Defensive Player of the Year.

He recorded 96 tackles, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

After attending Idaho State University, Allen became a force to be reckoned with in the NFL. The three-time Pro-Bowler has 83 sacks in seven seasons.

Allen was unable to attend due to complications in the NFL labor negotiations.

Mannon set the school and league unbroken record in the shot put in 1972. He also won the Central Coast Section Shot Put Championship the same year.

“If I had to choose [a memory from high school it would be] the reading the tape measure when I broke the school record,” Mannon said. “We had a prestigiously tough school record to break.”

Catlin Braucht Ivanetich did everything in the world of field hockey. The 1996 graduate won two non-consecutive CCS championships and was named to the all-league and all-CCS teams her junior and senior years. She was also a part of the USA Field Hockey Futures Program

After graduating from Los Gatos, Braucht played at UC Berkeley, where she is in the top 10 in three categories of the Cal record book.

Julie Varozza de Fabrique swam her way into the Hall of Fame. She won the CCS Championship on the 200- and 500-yard freestyle her junior and senior seasons. She is also the only female double CCS champion.

Varozza de Fabrique became the 1999 NCAA Champion in the 1650 freestyle, a 12-time All-American and a three-time Southeastern Conference champion.

Pat Smith won the West Valley Athletic League championship four times, two in football and two in baseball.

“I played with a lot of great athletes and a lot of them are here,” Smith said.

Smith’s teammates Todd Mayo, Jeff Borgese and Brock Bowman are already
members of the Hall of Fame. He also was named to the WVAL first team twice in football and once in baseball.

Missy Dallas excelled in multiple sports but shined the brightest on the basketball court. 

She was selected to the All-WVAL first team twice and was named to the All-Central Coast Section team her senior season. Dallas, who graduated in 1984, led her team to a Northern California championship and runner-up finish during her final season at Los Gatos.

Mark Magee, who played football, basketball and competed in track, was the starting free safety on the Los Gatos team that won the 1985 CCS Championship and followed it up with being chosen as an all-CCS player his junior and senior seasons.

John Aimonetti, who graduated in 1938, was started at left tackle for the football team for three seasons and was the first recipient of the Streepy Award, which is given to the team’s most valuable player. He also excelled in basketball and shot put.

Roy Mullins was a star, most notably on the tennis team, where he was the No. 1 singles player on two league championship teams. He also garnered all-league honors in football and basketball. He won 11 block letters during his four years at Los Gatos.

Matt Tielemans was a terror on the track and on the football field. He was awarded the Colbourne Trophy, which is awarded to the team’s most inspirational player, and won multiple races while at Los Gatos. He went on to run for the University of New Mexico and set the school’s record in the 660-yard run.

The class of 2012 should be announced at the Oct. 14 Alumni Reunion Football Game.

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