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McNicholas Athletics inducts 2024 Hall of Fame Class

McNicholas Athletics inducts 2024 Hall of Fame Class

The Athletic Department is pleased to announce its newest members of the Hall of Fame: Paige Chandler Grosser ’09, Brett Mazzaro ‘03, and Joe Stegabauer ’87.

These inductees, who brought notoriety to our volleyball, football, cross country, and track programs, were recognized at the Hall of Fame Induction Celebrations on April 18 and 23. This year’s class brings the total number of inductees to 153.

The men’s induction celebration was emceed by Joe Danneman, Fox19 Sportscaster, and featured speaker James Casey, Cincinnati Bengals Assistant Coach and former NFL Tight End. The women’s induction celebration was emceed by WLWT Sports Reporter Olivia Ray and featured speaker Meg Decker, Head Lacrosse Coach at Xavier University. The Girls Volleyball 2023 State Runner-Ups attended as special guests.

Paige Chandler Grosser ’09, Volleyball    

Paige is one of the most decorated volleyball players in program history. She not only helped the Rockets to program success as a four-year varsity athlete but ranks in the top-5 of six major program statistics. As an individual, she set several records, including the second-most games played in program history with 322, hitting percentage (4th), aces (5th), total attempts (2nd), blocks (4th), and kills (2nd). She was a 3x GGCL All-Star, 3x All-City, All-District, and an All-State recipient. In her senior season, Paige was honored as the GGCL Central Player of the Year and the District II Player of the Year. As one of the leaders and contributors on the 2005-2008 teams, she helped McNicholas Volleyball collect 60 wins, four sectional titles, three district championships, and a GGCL Championship in her senior season. After her phenomenal career as a Rocket, Paige enjoyed success as a volleyball player at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. 

Brett Mazzaro ’03, Football

Brett is arguably the most decorated defensive football player to come through McNicholas. He was a four-year varsity football player and was named a 2x All-City performer, 2x All-State performer and 3x All-GCL performer. Brett was a staple at linebacker for one of the most successful four-year spans in program history, where he helped accumulate 29 total wins, four straight seasons of a winning record in the GCL North (13-7), three playoff appearances, one league championship, and a Regional Runner-up finish.  Brett’s 421 career tackles are the most in the history of the program. He also holds single season records in most tackles (136) and fumble recoveries (4 – tied for 4th), along with the single game record for tackles (24) and two career interceptions for touchdowns (tied for 6th). His intensity and leadership, coupled with his ability to cover sideline to sideline were key factors to his illustrious career. His senior year he was a captain, and the defense only gave up 14.1 points per game, top-20 in program history. After his McNicholas career, Brett went on to play football at Morehead State University. 

Joe Stegabauer ’87, Track & Cross Country

Joe enjoyed one of the most successful and decorated careers as a runner in McNicholas history. Earning a total of eight varsity letters as a four-year athlete in Cross Country and Track, Joe was an All-League, All-State, All-Midwest, and multi-time State competitor. In both Track and Cross Country, he was All-City in all four years as an individual. He helped to lead the Rocket runners to several accomplishments and postseason success, along with being captain in both programs. In Cross Country, the Rockets won two league championships, a district championship, and an 8th place and 13th place finish in the state. As a Cross Country runner, he qualified for an unprecedented four OHSAA State Championships as an individual. In Track, he finished 4th in the state in the 800 meter-run his junior year and set the school record for the 800 with a time of 1:54.76, a record that stood in the top-10 in the city for over 25 years. It is still the school record today. After his McNicholas career, Stegbauer went on to run at Penn State University. 

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