WESTERLY — Westerly High's Athletic Hall of Fame will induct a class of eight this year.

The induction ceremony will take place March 30 at the Haversham in Westerly. Tickets may be purchased at the high school by contacting Deanna Fallon at 401-596-2109.

Gary Capalbo,

Class of 1966

Capalbo was a three-year starter in football, basketball and baseball, earning All-Division in all three sports his senior year.

He was a captain in all three sports his senior year. He was named the best athlete at the school in 1966.

Capalbo had a career batting average of .300 in baseball. In basketball, he was the leading scorer on the team his senior year, averaging 14.2 points per game, including 30 in one contest.

Capalbo passed away in 2010 at age 62.

Sal Murano,

1966, contributor

Murano is being inducted as contributor. He has hosted a local sports radio program on Westerly radio station WBLQ since 2002 and is a longtime fan of the high school teams.

He is only the second person to be inducted as a contributor. Ken Collins, who also hosts a local sports program and is the play-by-play announcer for WBLQ broadcasts of local high school events, is the other.

Murano played varsity football and baseball at Westerly, earning All-Division honors in both sports.

Murano is retired, but works as a mail courier for the Washington Trust Co. He is married to Nora Jean Murano and lives in Westerly.

Bruce Carson,

Class of 1967

Carson was an All-League performer in both football and basketball his senior season.

In 1967 he played on the Class B basketball championship team that was coach by Jim Federico. It was the last Westerly boys team to win a basketball title.

He led the baseball team in hitting his senior year with a .361 average.

He received the Kevin J. Woll Memorial Award and the United Theatre Corporation Athlete of the Year Award his senior season.

Carson later played golf at the University of Rhode Island and was the team captain. He coached at URI for eight years.

Carson worked as a golf pro at courses in Illinois, Florida and Rhode Island. He is retired and lives in Vero Beach, Fla., with his wife, Laura.

Patty Federico,

Class of 1988

Federico was the first girls basketball player in Westerly history to score 1,000 career points.

She was first-team All-League her senior season when she averaged 16.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. She was the team MVP. She also played softball.

Federico lives with her spouse, Christine Brochu, in Narragansett. She is the director of the film/media center at Middlebridge High and the technical director at the Ryan Center for URI men's basketball.

Wendy Carr,

Class of 1989

Carr was a multiple All-New England and All-State performer in track.

She was All-New England in the 1,500 her junior and senior seasons and the 3,000 as a junior and sophomore. She was on the All-New England 4x400 relay team as a senior.

She was All-State eight times in four events. She was All-Class B six times, including first team in the 1,500 twice and the 3,000 once. She was All-Southern Division six times.

She was MVP of the team her senior season.

She ran cross country for a season at URI, a sport she never competed in during her time at Westerly.

She player soccer for four years and was All-State her senior season when she also earned All-Division and All-Metro West first-team honors.

Carr also played basketball.

Carr owns and operates the Amigos Taqueria Y Tequila restaurant in Westerly.

She has three sons, Nicholas, Leven and James.

Joe Luzzi,

Class of 1989

Luzzi was first-team All-Division his junior and senior seasons in soccer.

He was a four-year starter and a team captain. Luzzi finished his career with 25 goals and 19 assists.

Luzzi later played at Rhode Island College where he tops the school's career assist list with 29. He also scored 28 goals and is No. 5 on the school's career points list.

He led the Little East in scoring his junior year and was first-team All-Conference.

He was named to the All-75th anniversary team and is in the RIC Hall of Fame.

Luzzi lives in Westerly with his wife, Jodie, and is a home mortgage consultant.

Brian Lynch,

Class of 2002

Lynch was a two-time All-State linebacker for the football team.

He was first team in 2000 and second team in 2001. Westerly won the Super Bowl both seasons. Lynch was academic All-State three times.

Lynch was All-Division three times.

Lynch is married to another Westerly Hall of Famer, Emily Anderson Lynch.

Katie Mangano,

Class of 2008

Mangano was an All-State performer in swimming, cross country and outdoor track.

She won the 100 freestyle state title her senior year and was All-State for four years in swimming. She was the state swimmer of the year her senior season. Mangano was All-New England twice.

She swam at the University of Rhode Island, establishing four individual school records. She was team MVP in 2012 and captain her senior season.

In outdoor track, she earned All-State and All-New England honors all four years as a part of the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. She was also on a sprint medley relay team that earned All-America honors.

She was also second-team All-State in cross country.

Mangano recently moved to Florida with her fiance, who is a Navy pilot. She worked four years as a teacher and coach at East Greenwich High.

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