Local athletes and coaches from the Archdiocese of Chicago were honored at the sixth-annual Sports Faith Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Feb. 24 at the Chicago Bears Walter Payton Center in Lake Forest.
Those earning Athlete of the Year honors included: Mary Therese Forsyth, Loyola Academy (Lacrosse); Rian Healy, St. Ignatius Prep (Soccer); and Joseph Perrelle, Carmel Catholic High School (Hockey).
Emmett McGovern, varsity basketball coach for St. Patrick High School, received the national Coach of the Year-Prayers for Life award.
Jim Connelly, track and crosscountry coach at St. Ignatius Prep, received the All-Star Catholic High School Coach of the Year award.
Sports Faith International is a Chicago-based initiative dedicated to inspiring and transforming culture through the world of sports.
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