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2014 Inductees

The Athletic Department is proud to announce the Inductees for the 2014 Hall of Fame Class:

 

Dennis Trixler – Men’s Golf

dennis trixlerThe former Colt golfer had an 18 year PGA career and earned over $500,000 in tournament winnings.

A graduate of San Mateo High School, Dennis played for Cañada Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Drever and lead the Colts to a 2nd place finish in the 1978 State Golf Championship.  Trixler then went on to play at Fresno State University for the highly respected coach Mike Whatney and won the Pacific Coast Athletic Association tournament, participated in the NCAA tournament and earned 1st Team All-PCAA honors.    His best years on the PGA tour were 1986 where he had two top 10 finishes and 1993 where he finished the year with over $75,000 in winnings.  He qualified for the U.S. Open 5 times but three shoulder surgeries would then limit his career.  An avid cooking enthusiast, Trixler was the players’ chef on the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team.  He also instructs his good friend, Tom Lehman, who captained the 2006 Ryder Cup team.  Dennis also stayed involved with the sport by having a stint on Sirius Radio XM as a golf Color Commentator and by coaching locally for two seasons at Menlo School.  Coach Drever states that Cañada College was Trixler's first competitive experience and laid the foundation for his professional career. 

Dennis is married to Liz and has a son, Keifer.

Rocky Maguire – Men’s Tennis
rocky maguire

One of many great tennis players from Cañada’s elite tennis program under Hall of Fame Coach Rich Anderson, Rocky came to the Colt tennis program from Carmel High School in 1974.  Although playing just one season for the Colts, he left his mark on the program.  Known for his big serve and strong ground strokes, Maguire overpowered opponents at the collegiate level.  Rocky was the team’s #1 singles player and won the Northern California and State Singles Championships in the ’74 season.

That same year, Maguire went to Kalamazoo, Michigan and won the United States Tennis Association Junior Boys 18 & Under Junior Title– the most prestigious youth tournament in tennis, with doubles partner Francisco Gonzalez.  He then accepted a scholarship to the University of Arizona and again manned the #1 singles position on a team ranked in the top 10. From 1978-80, Maguire played on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour and was ranked in the top 200 in the world with more than 20 wins over players ranked in the top 60 on the ATP tour.   Rocky then coached a number of players on the ATP and World Tennis Association tour.  For the past 30 years, Rocky has owned a real estate development business on the Monterey peninsula.

He is married to Margaret and has a daughter, Mallery, and a son, Ty.

Note:  Ty is training in Toronto, Canada, under former Colt tennis standout and teammate, Casey Curtis.

Frank Mangiola – Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

 frank mangiolaFrank coached men’s soccer at Cañada from 1990-2005.  A San Francisco native, he was a 3 sport athlete at Balboa High School and went on to play soccer at San Jose State, earning All-State honors 3 times and All-American honors in 1965.  Mangiola made the U.S. Olympic Team in 1964 but, sadly, was unable to participate in the Olympic qualifications after being involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Frank was drafted by the Oakland Clippers of the North American Soccer League but opted to go into coaching as the Clipper organization floundered.  Mangiola’s Cañada teams were highly competitive, winning 5 Coast Conference titles, appearing in 15 state playoffs, 3 Final Four appearances and one state final appearance.  His Cañada program produced 6 All-Americans.  Along with Cañada College, Mangiola was a United States Soccer Federation staff coach for 14 years and an assistant coach for the SF Bay Blackhawks professional soccer team.  He garnered numerous coaching awards, including National Junior College Coach of the Year (1999) and the National Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year (2001).  He is also a member of California Community College Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame (2006), the Peninsula Hall of Fame (2011) and Skyline College Hall of Fame (2011).  In 2010, Frank was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at San Jose State.

Frank is married to Ines, and has a daughter, Johanna, and a son, Mark, along with 5 grandchildren.

Sheryle Cattaneo (Wienckowski) – Women’s Soccer

sheryle cattaneoSheryle played soccer at Cañada in 1993 and is the first female soccer player to earn All-American honors.  She is also the first female athlete to be inducted to the Cañada Hall of Fame.  An outstanding athlete, this San Mateo native earned 12 varsity letters at Hillsdale High School in swimming, soccer and softball.  In swimming, Cattaneo competed in the CCS medley relay team (breast stroke) all four years. As a softball player, the shortstop and second baseman was a three-time 1st Team All-Peninsula Athletic League selection and was twice named to the All-County team.  Her Hillsdale softball team won 4 PAL Championships and 2 Central Coast Championships.  In soccer, she was named to the All-PAL 1st Team three times and All-County 1st Team twice.  She was also the Team MVP three times and was recognized by USA Today by scoring 21 goals during her junior year.  Cattaneo was also named the Female Athlete of the Year all 4 years.  At Cañada, Sheryle played under coach Lev Kirshner and scored 16 goals as a defensive midfielder.  She was named the Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, led the Lady Colts to their first winning season in program history and laying the foundation for future playoff seasons.

Sheryle married her college sweetheart Chad, and has a son, Cody. She is currently a hair stylist and owns her own salon in San Carlos.

John DeFoe - Men's Basketball

john defoeA San Mateo native, John had a stellar basketball career at Junipero Serra High School.  He was named to the West Coast Athletic League 1st Team as well as being named the San Mateo County and WCAL Player of the Year and a 1st  Team All-Metro Selection.  He then played two seasons at Cañada under Cañada Hall of Fame Coach Mike Legarza.  In his freshman season John led the Colts in scoring and helped the team win 26 games.  He was a first team all Coast Conference Selection.  In his second season, John was the team captain and led the Colts to 16 straight victories, a total of 27 wins for the season and a Coast Conference Championship.  He again was named all-league as well as being named to the All-Northern California First Team.  John finished his Cañada career averaging 18 points per game, 8 rebounds, 52% shooting percent, 82% from the free throw line and a conference best 42% shooting percentage from beyond the 3 point line.  DeFoe then accepted a full scholarship to The University of Toledo where he was a two year starter for the Rockets. He was named to the Mid-American Conference, 1st Team All-Academic Team and as a senior, earned the teams’ Outstanding Student Athlete award.  DeFoe was inducted into the Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2000.  

Currently, John is a Senior Vice President at Salesforce.com and resides in Perrysberg, Ohio, with his wife Jodie, daughter Grace, and son Sammy.

Roger Keilig - Baseball

 roger keligOne of the best athletes to attend Cañada, the Redwood City native played three sports at San Carlos High School but excelled at baseball where he was drafted by the San Diego Padres after his senior year.  He opted to play at Cañada and was drafted in the MLB January Draft, this time by the New York Yankees in the 2nd Round.  Roger played his only season at Cañada in 1971 and along with battery mate Cliff Holland, led the Colts to the California State Baseball Championship.

He earned 1st Team All-Camino Norte, All- California, and All-American.  He was also the Camino Norte’s Most Valuable Player.  Roger was again drafted in the 2nd round of the June draft and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He played 3 years in the Dodger organization for Ogden and Bakersfield. In his first season at Bakersfield he had a career best .302 batting average for the Dodgers and would finish his career with a .264 batting average.  After retiring from baseball Roger followed his passion and has coached baseball and tennis for the past 25 years while working as a teacher.  Keilig, a tennis enthusiast, is a licensed professional tennis coach under the United States Professional Tennis Association and currently coaches varsity girls tennis and American Legion Baseball.

Roger is married to wife Pat and has a daughter, Katie.  They currently live in Hayden, Idaho.

Eliezer “Polla” Garibay Men’s Soccer

eliezer garibayImmigrating to the US from Mexico at age 8, Garibay attended Sequoia High School and lead the Cherokees to three South Peninsula Athletic League Championships from 1972 to 1974.  He was named All SPAL 1st Team three times and became the soccer programs all-time leading goal scorer. The forward came to Cañada and played under the Colts Hall of Fame Coach Sil Vial.  At Cañada, Polla was switched to central midfielder and earned Camino Norte Conference Most Valuable Player, All-State and All- American honors. 

That same year, 1975, Garibay was selected to represent the United States in soccer at the Pan American games in Mexico City.  In 1976, Garibay left the Cañada soccer program to once again represent his country with the US Olympic team during the qualifying campaign for the 1976 Olympics.

Unfortunately, the US would lose their final classification game to Mexico in a home and away series.  A highlight during his tenure with the Olympic team was playing games at Mexico City’s famed Azteca Stadium, at that time the world’s second largest stadium with a capacity of 120,000 spectators.  With the North American Soccer League starting to dismantle, Garibay gave up his dream of pursuing professional soccer, instead opting for a career in hair styling and has been in the profession for over 30 years.

Polla is single and owns a salon in Menlo Park.

 

The Colts Lifetime Achievement Award

Moises Alou - Baseball

 alouOne of the most notable families in Major League Baseball, Moises is the son of legendary San Francisco Giant former player and manager Felipe Alou.  Like his father, Moises had a 17 year Major League career playing from 1990 – 2008.  The self-stated best right handed hitter in the National League backed it up with these numbers:  A .303 career batting average, 332 home runs and 1,287 RBI’s.  The second pick overall in the 1986 MLB amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Moises played for 7 National League teams, including the Giants in 2005-06.  He twice won time Silver Slugger Award, given to the best offensive player at each position.  Alou was a World Series Champion in 1997 with the Florida Marlins and earned the Babe Ruth Award which is given to the Most Valuable Player of the post season by contributing 9 hits, 9 RBI’s and 3 home runs in the World Series alone.  More impressively, Alou was a 6 time All-Star in 1994, ‘97, ‘98, ‘01, ’04, and 2005.  Moises played at Cañada for Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Mike Garcia in 1986 and was voted the California Junior College Player of Year and as a 1st Team All-American.  Currently, Moises is the General Manager for the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Republic and was also the General Manager of the Dominican Republics’ National Baseball Team that won the World Baseball Classic in 2013.

Married to Austria and has three sons; Percio, Kirby and Moises Jr.

Note:  Moises was involved in the Steve Bartman incident – one of the most infamous moments in Chicago Cubs history.