Gar-Field High School will induct nine members into its athletics hall of fame.
Each inductee will be honored at halftime of the varsity football game on September 20. The Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held Saturday, September 21 at 1:00p.m. in the Gar-Field Gymnasium. Additional information will be posted at www.gar-field.org and www.garfieldathletics.org
Rick Arrington (Contributor)
A 1975 Gar-Field graduate, Rick spent over 40 years attending and contributing to Gar-Field athletics. Most notable was a mutual love affair he shared with the Gar-Field football program. Rick was a valued statistician and constant supporter to the team for over 30 years. Generations of Gar-Field faithful remember Rick and his colleagues from the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighter Department blowing the vehicle sirens after a touchdown or soccer goal in Barnett Stadium.
Brian Banks (’82 student-athlete)
Although Brian won multiple district and regional championship as a member of the Gar-Field basketball and football teams, it was on the track where he enjoyed incredible success as a High School All-American track star. He won individual state championships in the 4x100, 4x400, and the 200-meter events. In 1982, Brian scored 26 of the teams 35 points to secure an outdoor state championship for the Indians.
Michael Conner (’62 student-athlete)
Michael was a star baseball and football player at Gar-Field. On the mound he pitched a no hitter and had multiple 2-hit ball games. In 1962, he had 19 strike outs in a 7-inning game and averaged 12 strike out per game for the season and was honored in multiple sports. His success in 1962 was rewarded by Michael being named Most Outstanding Athlete.
Dionne Evans (’00 student-athlete)
Dionne enjoyed great success in both Cross Country and Track and Field. She was a 3-time All-State Cross Country Runner. She was All-State in Track and Field in the 1600 and 1000 meter events. Upon graduation, Dionne was the school record holder in the 800, 1000, and 1600-meter events and remains the 1600-meter record holder to this day. Dionne was a big part of multiple team state championships at Gar-Field.
Casey Galvanek (’92 student-athlete)
Casey was a very successful rower at Gar-Field. In 1991, he was part of the men’s four with coxswain that earned a second-place medal at the National Championship SRAA. As the U19 National Team Coach, he won two men’s single sculling championships.
Steve Lee (Contributor)
From 1994-2017, Steve began his valuable contribution to Gar-Field crew in 1974 when his daughter first started rowing for the school. At that time, he was a launch driver and a volunteer parent for the team’s booster club. His dedication would continue for the next 14 years and would include such things as maintaining the launches and equipment, hiring staff members, trail driving, and taking on the presidency of the G-F Crew Booster club in 1995.
Mac Radcliffe (’55 student-athlete)
As a star 3-sport standout athlete, Mac was a force in baseball, basketball, and football. At graduation, he held several basketball records, including points per game, total points, and most points in a game. He was the honorary captain of the first All-County basketball team. Mac also received the Sliver Star in Vietnam.
Robert Southworth (’61 student-athlete)
From 1958 – 1961, Robert earned 10 Gar-Field varsity athletic letters: football (3), basketball (3), baseball (2) and track (2). He was honored by making numerous local and region all star teams, Robert was named the Journal Messenger All-Area Player of the Year in football and was a member of the All-State Basketball team in the same year.
Robert Tolson (’68 student-athlete)
Robert was a 3-sport athlete (baseball, basketball, football) that lead Gar-Field to district champions in each of those sports. Most notably, Robert was a two-time Player of the Week in 1967, as he quarterbacked the undefeated Gar-Field football team.