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Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 announced
Keith McShea

The President and Board of Trustees of Canisius High School are proud to announce seven 2023 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame. 

James E. Bujalski ’84 – Tennis

Bujalski's outstanding CHS career began with him capturing his first All-Catholic title as a freshman. As a senior, the team captain and WKBW-TV Super 7 Athlete of the Week won the All-Catholic title in both singles and doubles.

Ryan Dinunzio ’98 – Soccer

One of the best soccer players in the history of CHS, Dinunzio was a four-year member of the varsity team and a three-year captain. He earned All-Catholic honors in 1995, 1996 and 1997. The 1997 Monsignor Martin Athletic Association Player of the Year and All-Western New York selection set school records for career goals and assists.

Jordan J. Hamm ’09 – Cross Country, Track & Field

Hamm was a two-time All-Catholic track honoree and three-time All-Catholic Cross Country honoree. Hamm also was an All-WNY Cross Country selection as a senior. He holds Catholic state titles in both indoor and outdoor Track and won a New York State Federation title in indoor track. He holds school records in both the indoor and outdoor 1,600 meters and as a member of the indoor 4x800 relay team. 

Kyle P. Husband ’96 – Basketball

Husband turned the Crusader backcourt into the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association's deadliest after transferring prior to his junior year. The all-around standout's team-leading 16 ppg as a senior paced a hot-shooting CHS squad to a Manhattan Cup and Class C Catholic State Championship. Husband was a two-time All-Catholic selection as a Crusader and is a career 1,000-point scorer with 1,016. As the current varsity coach, Husband leads all MMAA coaches with 10 Manhattan Cups and is second on the all-time Western New York victories list.

Karl S. McKinnie ’77 – Track & Field

The two-time track team MVP captained the Crusaders to the 1976 All-Catholic championship while earning individual All-Catholic honors six times throughout his career. McKinnie also won All-Western New York honors five times and captured a state title in the 400 meters. (Photo note: McKinnie was unable to have a senior portrait taken due to scheduling conflicts, which included track meets). 

Joseph L. Ogiony ’73 – Swimming

The four-year member of a dominant varsity team was a three-time All-Catholic honoree who went undefeated in the 100-yard butterfly during both his junior and senior years. The team captain anchored the freestyle and medley relays and qualified for the National All-Catholic meet in 1973.

Dale R. Podlas ’87 – Baseball, Football, Basketball

The three-sport athlete shined brightest on the diamond. The third baseman and pitching ace earned All-Catholic honors three years in a row. As a senior, Podlas captained the Crusaders on his way to earning a spot on the All-Western New York team.

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The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor, Athletic Hall of Fame honorees and John Barnes Award winner will be inducted as part of a gala event on Saturday, Nov. 18. More details to come.

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