2021 HOF Inductees

Stephanie Berry

Tennis (2003)
Stephanie BerryStephanie Berry played four years of almost incomparable tennis for BHS from 1999-2003. In both singles and doubles (w/ Gina Peretti), Stephanie helped her team win four Steel Valley Conference Championships as Co-Captain, all the while earning All-SVC honors for herself as well as All-District and All-State recognition in doubles. She made the Final Four in doubles in both her junior and senior years.

Stephanie went to Ohio State University to study architecture, forgoing collegiate tennis but continuing to play competitively to this day. She is currently on four different USTA teams, two of which progressed in Texas tournaments to the state level. She was recently Doubles Champion in the NTRP Polar Bear Tournament, won the Horseshoe Bay Red Clay Classic in 2020 and the Onion Creek Davis Cup in 2019, both in doubles. Living in Austin Texas, Stephanie works as an Interior Design Procurement Manager for an architectural firm and does architectural photography for major hotel brands and commercial corporations. She is also an active member of the United States Tennis Assoc. and volunteers for Austin Pets Alive. She recently participated in the USTA NTPR national tournament where she and her doubles partner placed second.

Joe Campesi

Soccer (2004)
Joe CampesiJoe Campesi’s phenomenal soccer career at Boardman High School culminated in All-State honors when he was awarded a 3rd Team selection. He was also named as the Division I District Player of the Year, Division I All-District 1st Team, All-County 1st Team, and Federal League 1st Team. As a junior, Joe made 1st Team All-Steel Valley Conference, All-County 1st Team, and Division I All-District 1st Team. He also lettered four years in golf at BHS and was a member of both the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society.

Joe went on to Youngstown State where he studied graphic design, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009. He currently works as a graphic designer at Berk Enterprises in Warren, Ohio and serves as an assistant coach for the BHS Boys Soccer Team, and currently resides here in Boardman.

Joshua Colla

Basketball (2001)
Joshua CollaA prolific scorer and three-point specialist, Joshua Colla was a turn-of-a-century Boardman High School basketball fan favorite. He started for the Spartans three years, setting school records for three-point field goals in a game (8) and for a career (104) at the time. As a junior and senior, Joshua was named 1st Team All-Steel Valley Conference, 2nd Team All-Northeastern Ohio, and All-State Honorable Mention. He led his team in scoring his senior year.

Attending Youngstown State after graduation, he earned his B.S. and B.A. degrees in 2006, eventually becoming a nurse practitioner in 2013 2013 after earning his B.S.N. He went on to the University of Cincinnati, where he was awarded his M.S.N. in 2016. He currently practices his profession with a neurology group in Cincinnati, residing with his wife, Courtney in Montgomery, Ohio.

Jennifer Feret-Brear

Softball/Volleyball (2003)
Jennifer Feret-BrearJennifer Feret-Brear stood out in softball and volleyball from 9th through 12th grades, making All- Steel Valley Conference (SVC) 1st or 2nd Team eight times before graduating. Named Defensive Player of the Year in volleyball her last three years, Jen was also Vindicator All-Star and 1st Team All-District as a junior and senior. In softball, she made 1st Team All-SVC all four years and was a member of three State Finalist teams, including the 2001 State Champions and was voted Female Athlete of the Year in 2003.

Jen enrolled at Mercyhurst University to play both sports, but focused on softball after her first year. She started all four years as a pitcher but also played first base and shortstop. She finished her career as the all-time leader in innings pitched, strikeouts, and shutouts, and set the season record for home runs. She made All-GLIAC each year and received NCAA Div II national honors for pitching with an ERA of 1.47, home runs (16), and slugging percentage (.746). Being the most decorated pitcher in Mercyhurst history, she was inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

Jen went on to play professionally in Europe and New Zealand (NZ) whom she has represented in three World Championships and an Olympic Qualifier in 2019. Since her retirement from sports, she has taken on the role of Lead Pitching Coach for the NZ Female Battery Programme where she works with the country’s top pitchers. She resides in Auckland, NZ with her husband, Jamie.

Jaclyn Corroto Finamore

Softball/Volleyball (2004)
Jaclyn Corroto FinamoreA four-year starter in two varsity sports at BHS, Jaclyn excelled in both sports. In volleyball, Jaclyn made 1st Team All-Steel Valley Conference and All-District in 2002, then 1st Team All-Federal League and All-District in 2003, and was named team MVP. She was All-Steel Valley Conference four years in softball, three of them 1st Team All- League, two All-District, and Honorable-Mention All-State as a senior Team Captain. Her first-year team won the State Championship while her sophomore year they were Regional Champs.

After graduating as class valedictorian, Jaclyn went on to Gannon University, where she was their starting shortstop for four years, setting career records for hits, runs, doubles, at bats, and total games played. She was an All-Region and All- Conference (GLIAC) 1st Team selection, and Great Lakes Region Player of the Year as well as being selected an All-American in 2007. She held the NCAA Division II record for the longest hitting streak (39 games).

Jaclyn graduated in 2008 magna cum laude with a B.S. degree, winning the Doc Beyer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and Athletics. She later earned her M.S. from Pitt University and works as a Physician Assistant, living in Poland, Ohio with her husband, Michael Finamore and daughters, Faye and Fiona.

Jason LaCivita

Football (1993)
Jason LaCivitaAn all-around athlete at BHS, Jason Lacivita gravitated to football as he moved closer to graduation. Jason was an outstanding baseball player at several positions, and as a junior, made 2nd Team All-Steel Valley Conference. In football, he finished his second year of varsity play on an SVC Championship team by being named 1st Team All-SVC guard and to the All-NEO Inland Team. His senior year resulted in his selection as All-SVC, All-NEO Inland, All-State Honorable Mention, and 1st Team Valley Playbook Team.

Jason moved on to play four years at Ashland University, where he started at guard his final three. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Ashland in 1998 and began his career in education, later earning his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He is currently the Assistant Principal and technology integration coach at Edison Local School in Milan, Ohio. He and his wife, Amy (Stillwagon, BHS 1995) reside in Huron, Ohio with their son, Evan and daughters, Addison and Lauren.

Jessica Moore

Basketball/Track (2005)
Jessica MooreTwo-sport standout Jessica Moore ran track and played basketball for BHS at the highest levels in the state. In track, she ran on the two time state qualifying 4 x 800m relay team that set school records and placed 3rd at the Ohio State Track Meet in 2003. Jessi anchored the 4x400m relay team that currently holds the school record – with a time that qualified the team to run at the Nike Outdoor National meet in 2005. She was also a two time state qualifier in the 800m run, placing 6th at State in 2004. In basketball, Jessi captained the District and Regional Championship team of 2005, leading the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocked shots. That year she was the Federal League Player of the Year, WYTV/Channel 33 Student Athlete of the Year, and 1st Team All-State.

Jessica enrolled at Kent State University after graduation and proceeded to letter for four years in three sports: cross country, indoor and outdoor track, receiving the Mid-American Conference Presidential Award in 2008-2009 before earning her undergraduate degree in 2009, then her M.B.A. on a graduate assistantship in 2011. She presently works as the purchasing and product development manager for Phantom Fireworks, as well as being a member of the Standards Committee for the American Pyrotechnics Association and American Pyrotechnics Safety and Education Foundation. She and her husband, Glen Dragoiu reside in Kent, Ohio.

Jerry Pasquale

Contributor (1976)
Jerry PasqualeA BHS graduate and outstanding wrestler in high school, Jerry Pasquale later became one of the best Spartan wrestling coaches of all time. In his prep days, Jerry was a three-year letterman, two- time District Qualifier, and team MVP his senior year, during which he compiled a 19-1 record. He was All-E.O.W.L. in 11th and 12th grade and E.O.W.L. Tournament Champion.

Jerry also wrestled at YSU as a varsity letter winner, graduating in 1982 when he started his career at Boardman as a reading specialist and head wrestling coach. His 101-70 record from 1982-1999 included an 8th place team finish at the Ohio State Tournament in 1997, the highest ever for a Spartan squad. Jerry was named E.O.W.L. Coach of the Year three times and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013, also having been inducted into the Top Gun Tournament Hall of Fame in 2010. He continued to coach wrestling at BHS as an assistant from 2003 -2018.

With a Master’s Degree in Education from YSU in 1994, Jerry recently completed 36 years with the Boardman Schools while raising three boys, Jerome, Derek, and Jake and a girl, Alexa with his wife Pam here in Boardman.

Gina Peretti

Tennis (2003)
Gina PerettiTurn-of-the-century tennis at BHS featured the name of Gina Peretti for four years. As a member of the Steel Valley Conference Championship Team every year, Gina made 1st Team All-SVC four times, and her last three years was the District Runner-Up (2000) and Champ (2001 & 2002) in doubles (with Stephanie Berry), as well as a three-time State Qualifier, finishing 3rd and 4th overall in State their junior and senior years. Gina was selected for the All-Ohio Team as both a junior and senior. (She also played softball at BHS, and was a member of the 2001 State Championship team.)

Gina was awarded a tennis scholarship at YSU, where she was named team captain in 2006 and 2007, was All-Horizon League and Academic All-league as a junior and senior, graduating summa cum laude in 2007. Gina moved to Florida to attend the Florida Coastal School of Law, from which she received her J.D. Degree with high honors in 2010. She is currently General Counsel for a commercial construction company, and lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband, Will Grimsley, and their children, Ava and Liam.

Jay Upthegrove

Football (2002)
Jay UpthegrovePlaying both on offense and defense, Jay Upthegrove starred for the BHS football team in the early 2000s. His junior year, Jay was named to the All-Steel Valley Conference and AP All- Northeast Ohio teams. As a senior, he won the team’s top defensive award and was named overall team MVP. He was also voted All-State Honorable Mention and participated in the annual Ohio North/South All-Star Game. He led the Spartans in receptions and interceptions and also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns. He also ran track, and was named team MVP his senior year.

Jay attended Southern Illinois University after graduation, where he played football for the Salukis all four years, which included three conference championships and three Saluki Scholar Awards. After earning his bachelor’s degree in 2006, Jay continued at Southern Illinois and received his Master’s Degree in 2009. He is currently a Principal for the Mosaic Consulting Group (software company), where he handles client relationships and project execution. He resides in Tennessee with his wife, Kara and children Kaya, Kane and Kobie, coaching youth sports there as well.