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Ponaganset High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Induction Class of 2014

Peter  Ercolano

Athlete
Class of 1997

Football, Hockey, & Baseball

Peter Ercolano was a great three-sport athletes at Ponaganset High School, excelling in football, hockey and baseball. He lettered in football and baseball sophomore through senior year and lettered in hockey all four years for the Chieftains.

On the ice, Peter was a four-time team MVP and two-time captain for Ponaganset. He earned second team all-division honors twice and was also a two-time first teamer throughout his four-year career. Peter scored a remarkable 82 goals and recorded 50 assists as a Cheiftain

Peter was the first football player in Ponaganset history to catch a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, which was also the first Super Bowl won by the Chieftains, in 1994. He was the starting quarterback as a junior and senior, playing in two more Super Bowls and winning it in his junior season. Peter was the first of many to quarterback the Ponaganset Triple Option and was also a two-time all-division selection and senior captain.

.         Peter was also a three-year starter on the diamond at PHS, starring on both sides of the battery – pitcher and catcher – all three seasons. His senior year, he led the team with a .450 batting average while also recording five wins and a pair of saves as a starting pitcher. Peter won the prestigious Brian Fell Award for athletics in his senior year, as well.

A 1997 graduate of Ponaganset High School, Peter attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is presently employed as an electrician and resides in Woonsocket.


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