The Ceremony

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 to be inducted on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas, California. This will be the fifth annual event. The festivities will start at 11:30 a.m. prior to the ceremony;we will offer a campus tour at 10:15 a.m. 

The ceremony and luncheon will include special presentations, the introduction of this year’s inductees, and much more. Following the induction Ceremony, this year, we will feature our first ever Hall of Fame Alimni Tailgate from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Salinas Storm House at 185 Maryal Dr. Salinas, Califonia, (next to Rabobank Stadium). Lastly, in the evening, the inductees will be honored during halftime of that evening’s football game, Hartnell vs. Monterey Peninsula College at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas, kick-off will be at 6:00 pm.

“The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is always an inspiring event. It is truly an honor to welcome back and recognize those individuals and teams who have left their marks on Hartnell athletics during its extraordinary history of success,” said Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen.

The Athletics Hall of Fame Committee selected 16 individuals and teams to represent the Class of 2017. Dozens of applications were received. The 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees are:



Tamisha (Allen) Lanai Smith, Track & Field/Volleyball/Basketball

Michelle Courrejou, Softball/Basketball

Janis Diggs, Volleyball/Track & Field

John Lucido*, Baseball

Craig Rigsbee, Football

Joel Sanchez, Soccer



Vic Collins*, Supporter

Mac Coronado, Supporter



Alex Golomeic, Soccer/Tennis

Dick Voris*, Football



1992 Men’s Cross Country Team

1980 Football Team

1994 Softball Team



“In the past four Hall of Fames, the inductees and their families have been very thankful and appreciative for the recognition they have received by Hartnell College,” shared Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Dan Teresa. “Many tears and smiles were shared at the past events by the teams and individuals receiving the prestigious honor.”

Hartnell College has a rich athletic tradition and a long history of success that spans over the past 80 years, producing well over 8,000 student-athletes who have not only achieved success in athletics, but also in the classroom and in life.

 To purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Ceremony and/or the Hall of Fame Alumni Tailgate click HERE