As the football team wraps up its season this weekend, the school's Hall of Fame will welcome 11 new members.
This year's inductees will be honored at halftime of the Titans' game against Blake on Friday, and will be formally inducted in a ceremony at the on Saturday.
Among the honorees are 1983 Einstein graduate Kelly Stup, a three-year varsity baseball player who helped pitch the Titans into the playoffs in his senior season. He is currently the assistant varsity baseball coach at Good Counsel and still pitches with the North Yuma Yankees of the Men’s Senior Baseball League.
Stup singles out longtime Einstein baseball coach Bob Boyle as having made a lasting impact on his life. Boyle's influence is evident not only in Stup's coaching, but in his desire to continue to play for as long as his body will allow.
"Coach Boyle always said, 'Play the game as long as you can, and it will return favors to you,'" Stup said.
Inductees Eddie and Alex Boniewicz graduated from Einstein in 1970, and after leading the soccer team to a 6-3-1 record in their senior year they played together on the University of Virginia's Atlantic Coast Conference championship team as college freshmen.
Natasha Barnes-Adair from the class of 1990 was a basketball standout at Einstein, averaging more than 20 points and 16 rebounds per game in her senior season. She went on to play at Pensacola Junior College and the University of South Florida and spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Georgetown. She is currently in her fifth year as associate head coach at Wake Forest.
Also being inducted into the Hall of Fame are Tom Cardy, Bridget Eckenrode, David Michael, Daniel Sheridan, Anthony White, Mary Sheridan Czlonka and the late Margaret Hedges, Einstein's former track coach and athletic director.
The annual induction ceremonies at Einstein began in 2006, and since then 69 athletes, 11 coaches and five founders have been honored. This year's class will add 10 athletes and one coach to that total. Plaques will be hung for each new inductee in the Joseph A. Monte Athletic Hall of Fame Lounge at Einstein, which was dedicated in 2007.
With a victory against Blake, Einstein could achieve a one-win improvement over last year's total and even their season record at 5-5. The Titans are coming off an impressive 21-0 road win against Northwood last week and are looking to finish strong in coach Jermaine Howell's first year with the varsity squad.