Thorp Award winners

Thorpe Award winner, Tom Joyce of MacArthur High

Thorpe Award winner, Tom Joyce of MacArthur High School at the 45th Annual Gridiron Dinner for Nassau County Football held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. (Dec. 1, 2010) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The Thorp Award, which goes to the outstanding high school football player in Nassau County, is presented annually by Newsday in memory of Tom Thorp of Rockville Centre, who played football at Columbia University and Manhattan College and later coached at Stevens Tech, Manhattan, Fordham, Virginia and New York University.

Thorp, who was the first president of the Nassau County Football League, was one of the country's leading football officials. He died in 1942.

NOTE: THIS PAGE NO LONGER UPDATES. THE LIST OF THORP AWARD WINNERS HAS BEEN MOVED TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DATABASE.

Here is a list of winners:

2011 - Robbie Healy, East Meadow, RB/DB
2010 - Tom Joyce, MacArthur, FB/LB
2009 - Anthony Brunetti, Holy Trinity, RB
2008 - Terrell Williams, Hempstead, RB/All-purpose
2007 - Alex Rivas, East Meadow, RB/LB
2006 - Chris Edmond, Freeport, LB/RB
2005 - Ricky Manigat, Baldwin, RB
2004 - Terence Hartigan, Garden City, LB/FB
2003 - Rich Ohrnberger, East Meadow, OL/DL
2002 - Gian Villante, MacArthur, MLB/RB
2001 - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Freeport, OT/DE
2000 - Chris Richez, Freeport, QB/FS
1999 - Jason Ham, Port Washington, RB/LB and Jerone Pettus, Roosevelt, RB/S
1998 - Clifton Smith, Freeport, LB/RB
1997 - Kevin Pierce, Clarke, QB
1996 - Eric Wedin, Division, RB
1995 - Vaughn Sanders, Lawrence, RB/LB
1994 - Amos Zereoue, Mepham, RB/DB
1993 - Amos Zereoue, Mepham, RB/DB
1992 - Dan Penengo, Syosset, RB/FS
1991 - Eugene Culbreath, Baldwin, RB/FS
1990 - Louis D'Agostino, Lawrence, RB/LB
1989 - Stephen Boyd, V.S. Central, LB/FB
1988 - Lamont Hough, Hempstead, quarterback
1987 - Elvin Brown, Sewanhaka, running back
1986 - Denis Goodwin, Lynbrook, linebacker
1985 - Robert Lee, Roosevelt, quarterback
1984 - Ken Randolph, Sewanhaka, back
1983 - Anthony Cappellino, NHP, back/LB
1982 - Don McPherson, West Hempstead, QB
1981 - Larry Galizia, Lynbrook, back/LB
1980 - John Rodney, Hicksville, back
1979 - Ron Heller, Farmingdale, end
1978 - Herbert Butzke, New Hyde Park, tackle
1977 - John Rogan, Chaminade, quarterback
1976 - Henry Feil, Berner, line
1975 - Tony Capozzoli, St. Dominic, QB
1974 - Matt Kupec, Syosset, quarterback
1973 - Joe Diange, Farmingdale, quarterback
1972 - Larry Esposito, Clarke, linebacker
1971 - Mike Duffy, Massapequa, back
1970 - Mark Coady, Carle Place, back
1969 - Phil LaPorta, V.S. Central, tackle
1968 - Dennis Macholz, Bethpage, back
1967 - Phil Barbaccia, East Meadow, guard
1966 - Warren Koegel, Seaford, center
1965 - Charles Drimal, V.S. South, back
1964 - Ed Kane, Levittown, tackle
1963 - Guy Riccardi, Freeport, center
1962 - Jim Litterelle, Mineola, back
1961 - Sal Ciampi, Lawrence, guard
1960 - Rollie Stichweh, Mineola, quarterback
1959 - Matt Snell, Carle Place, back
1958 - John Mackey, Hempstead, end
1957 - Dave Hayes, Mepham, back
1956 - Don Kornrumpf, Hempstead, back
1955 - Paul Rochester, Sewanhaka, tackle
1954 - Bob Reifsnyder, Baldwin, line/back
1953 - Bill Sandie, Mepham, back
1952 - Jim Brown, Manhasset, back
1951 - Dick Martin, Hempstead, back
1950 - Ed Nickla, Mepham, end
1949 - Lou Britt, Glen Cove, back
1948 - Al Kohanowich, Hempstead, end
1947 - Mike Kinney, V.S. Central, back
1946 - John Fasano, Port Washington, tackle
1945 - Ray Mrozack, Mineola, back
1944 - Bob Casey, Baldwin, back
1943 - Billy Wilson, Lawrence, back
1942 - Fred Miller, Chaminade, guard

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