Jasper Club

1999

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 10/24/2006
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Frank Berst '38 Played on both the Jasper football and track and field teams.  Earned All-East and All-Metropolitan honors as a left tackle on the gridiron.  Also set records as a weight thrower on the track and field team.  Set both the American and Canadian records in the 56-lb. weight throw.  Inducted into USA Track and Field Association Hall of Fame in 1998.
Fred Sickinger A member of the Jaspers' track and field team.  Two-time 880-yard champion at the Millrose games.  Set a meet record (1:53.7) at the Metropolitan AAU Championships and added first-place finishes in the 880 and the mile at the outdoor IC4A Championships.  Won the 1000 and the "outstanding performer" trophy at the Met AAU Championships, as well as the 1000 at the National AAU and the 600at the Penn Relays.
Marty Baietti '68 A three-year basketball team member.  Graduated 10th-highest on the Jaspers' all-time scoring list with 1005 points.  Averaged career bests of 17.7 ppg. and 9.4 rpg. as a junior.  Produced 12.2 ppg. and 8.8 rpg. in his first season as Manhattan earned an NIT bid.  Averaged 16.5 ppg. and served as team captain as a senior.  Set the college record by converting 16 consecutive free throws vs. Iona.  Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.
Robert D. English '56 Joined the Jaspers' track and field team after transferring from Notre Dame.  Junior Met AAU 600-yard champion.  Member of the Jaspers' mile and two mile record-setting teams.  Anchored Met mile relay championship team at Penn Relays.  Member of four IC4A and six Metropolitan championship teams.  Senior team captain.  Served his alma mater on the Board of Trustees and as chairman of the Alumni Annual Giving Program.
Robert T. Chlupsa '67 Played for both the baseball and basketball teams.  On the mound, went 7-0 in 1965 and earned New York City Collegiate Pitcher of the Year honors.  Played three seasons in the Major Leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Three-year basketball player.  Averaged 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds for his career, including a career-best 10.8 rpg. as a senior.  Two-time All-Metropolitan Team selection.
Ron Petro '63 Three-year basketball team member.  Finished his career as the Jaspers' seventh all-time leading scorer with 1031 career points.  Led the team with career-high averages of 21.5 ppg. and 8.5 rpg. as a junior.  Served as the team captain and averaged 17.7 ppg. as a senior, the year in which he notched a career-high 38 points against Fordham.  Went on to become the director of athletics at Marist College, the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Rhode Island.
Tom Comerford '50 Four-year member of the Jaspers' track and field and cross-country teams.  Member of the Jaspers' winning two-mile relay teams at the NYAC and National AAU Championships.  Metropolitan 1000-yard champion.  All-East performer in the IC4A 1000 as a junior, and in the 1000 and 880 as a senior.  Won the 880 at the 1949 Millrose Games.  Member of the Jaspers' 1947 IC4A Cross-Country Championship Team.  Senior team captain.  President of the college's prestigious Pen and Sword Society.
Thomas "Red" O'Connor '61 Three-year catcher for the Jasper baseball teams.  A career .330 hitter and .971 fielder, whose teams posted an overall 28-6 varsity record and captured the 1957 Metropolitan Conference Championship.  Earned Metropolitan All-Star honors as well as All-American Baseball adn NY-CYO honors in 1958.  Signed a bonus contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

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