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MTHS Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Last Updated: 4/9/2019 2:24 PM

Sana Amanat

As Marvel's Director of Content and Character Development, Sana Amanat oversees Marvel's continued efforts to expand its vast library of characters across the company's various platforms into the hands of global audiences. In addition to her Director position, Sana continues as an Editor on comic books like Captain Marvel and Hawkeye. Recently she co-created the first solo comic book series to feature a Pakistani-American Muslim female super hero Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, which gained worldwide media attention, sparking excitement and dialogue about identity and the Muslim-American struggle. As part of her efforts to bring in newer audiences to Marvel, she helped launch the Women of Marvel panels and podcasts that have activated and excited a new generation of fans. Sana has appeared on various television programs like Late Night with Seth Meyers and gave a TEDX Teen Talk about the need for representation in storytelling. She’s been named a part of Marie Claire’s 2016 New Guard of America’s most influential women. In 2016 she had the distinct honor of representing Marvel Entertainment at the White House and introducing President Barack Obama.

Cindy Beradino

Cindy Beradino spent 36 wonderful years at Montville Township High School. During that time she was involved in many aspects of the high school experience. Supervising the Varsity Club and Badminton Club was her favorite endeavor. Coach Beradino was probably best known for her involvement in coaching lacrosse and cross country. Coach Beradino started the lacrosse program in 1979 and turned it into a state powerhouse, having many of her players go on to play and coach on the collegiate level. Coach Beradino always gave credit to being blessed with talented athletes, many of who she is still in contact with.

Her successes included: 13 Conference Championships, 8 County Championships, 3 State Sectional Championships, and 1 State championship. Her lacrosse and cross country teams were both names Daily Record and Star Ledger Teams of the Year. She was also named Coach of the Year for those sports. In addition to her induction into the Montville Hall of Fame, she also was named to the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame, NJ scholastic Coaching Hall of Fame. and the Boonton High School Hall of Fame. Presently, Coach Beradino is the Morris County and New Jersey State Tournament Director for Girls Lacrosse. She is also a Collegiate Select Women’s Lacrosse Official and is actively officiating college as well as high school games.

Tom Bury

Tom graduated from Montville Township High School in 1996 then went on to attend NJIT, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in construction management in 2002. Armed with an education in architecture and construction management, a background in real world building and an incredible eye for detail, Tom was immediately swept up by a number of architecture and design firms following graduation. After spending several years behind a desk however, Tom realized his strength in the field as a building and project manager and an ability to fill a gap within the design and construction industry. His knowledge of architecture and understanding of space, paired with an ability to personally and flawlessly execute his visions, deemed him invaluable. With newfound knowledge, ability and passion, Tom partnered with NJIT classmates to open their own company, Division 9 Design and Construction. The company thrived within the restaurant industry as owners quickly realized that Tom and his team were able to not only ideate their space, but execute it as well. Eventually it was not just restaurants that noticed Tom. When a new series on Food Network was casting for restaurant designers and builders, Tom and Division 9 Design and Construction had been enlisted by fellow designers to do the build. The TV series Restaurant Impossible quickly took off and Tom’s character as “Tom the Builder” was secured. Marc Summers, the show’s Executive Producer, called Bury “the best [casting] find ever” and crucial to the program’s success. Tom’s reputation as an expert restaurant designed and builder flourished and Tom himself could add another strength to his growing résumé – the ability to think outside the box to successfully build a restaurant in under 2 days and $10,000. In 2016 the show wrapped after 13 seasons and over 150 restaurants, all of which Tom and his team built. The show gave the company a great deal of exposure and today Division 9 Design and Construction has expanded to cover New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Christopher Cvitan

Chris was named the Most Improved Performer as a sophomore and MVP as both a junior and senior in wrestling. He was a 2-time Morris Knolls Tournament Champion, Lenape Valley Tournament Champion (and Most Outstanding Wrestler), a two-time District II Champion, a Morris County Champion and tow-time finalist, a Region I Champion and two-time finalist, 2-time New Jersey State Tournament Qualified placing top 12 and 7th in New Jersey. Chris was named team captain during his junior and senior years. The 2000-2001 team qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history and made it to the state semi-finals. Chris finished his high school career with 83 wins, which was the 2nd most all-time, holding school records for wins in a season (33) and falls in a season (21). He was also elected back to back 1st team all-conference, all-county, all-area teams as well as being named a NHCA All-American helping lead Team New Jersey to victory in 2001. In his two years on the Gridiron, he excelled as lineman on both sides of the ball. He was named to the 1st Team All-Conference, All-County, and All-State Teams. After entertaining offers from several top wrestling programs, Chris settled on James Madison University. He was the first Montville wrestler to compete at the NCAA Division I level and helped lead the Dukes back to the top of their conference. He was the 2001-2002 JMU Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year, the 2004-2005 JMU Wrestling Most Improved and 2005-2006 MVP. As a senior, he would finish the season with a record of 27-5 winning the prestigious Wilkes Open, becoming the Virginia Intercollegiate State Champion, and finishing as the runner up in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference tournament, qualifying him for the 2006 NCAA Division I national Championships in Oklahoma City. He was the first JMU National Qualified in 4 years with the most victories by a heavyweight in almost 20 years. He was tied 18th all-time in wins and finished as the 13th ranked Heavyweight in the nation. Chris has the distinction of remaining the last ever JMU Wrestling National Qualifier. At James Madison Chris majored in finance with a minor in economics. He was a CAA Academic Scholar Athlete. After college Chris continued giving back to the community as a volunteer assistant coach at the high school under his former coach. He is proud to have had a hand in Montville Wrestling’s most successful era to date, which included his fellow honoree the 2009 MTHS Wrestling Team. Chris helped lead teams to winning 3 straight District II Championships, a State Sectional Championship (1st in school history), a berth in the Group Final, a conference championship, and a 2nd place finish in the Morris County Tournament (highest finish in school history). Chris is deeply honored to be elected and is proud to be in the company of such esteemed individuals.


Lindsey Danilack

Lindsey Danilack graduated Montville Township High School in 2010. In high school, she was a member of the winter and spring track team where she currently holds the women’s 400m Intermediate Hurdles record and was a member of the record holding 4x400m women’s relay team. Immediately following graduation, she reported to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Before her senior year she was named Brigade Commander and First Captain of the United States Corps of Cadets for the 2013-2014 academic year; only the fourth female to hold this position in the history of the academy. Lindsey was responsible for the overall performance of the entire Corps of Cadets, approximately 4,400 members. This is the highest position in the Cadet Chain of Command. Notable previous First Captains include John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, and William Westmoreland. In addition to being First Captain, Lindsey was the captain of the Women’s Track and Field team where she completed in the heptathlon, pentathlon and the 400m intermedia hurdles. Business Insider named her one of the 12 most Incredibly Impressive Students to Graduate College in 2014 and she was featured in a New York Times article, Women of West Point. During her time at West Point she completed Airborne School, Air Assault School, worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., received her Gold German Armed Forces Badge of Proficiency, and completed the Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape School. Following graduation, Danilack commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and was chosen to fly the AH-64D Apache. She is now 1st Lieutenant, Air Mission Commander and serves as a Platoon Leader with C Troop, 3-6 CAV at Ft. Bliss, Texas.


Dilaver Duka

A Montville native, Dilly grew up attending grades K-12 in the Montville Township School District. He had a successful four year Varsity soccer career at MTHS and left with many honors. He attended Rutgers University with a full soccer scholarship, having two successful seasons. Dilly was then drafted in the MLS, being the first pick for the Columbus Crew in the 2010 draft. He finished second in the US Open Cup with the Columbus Crew during his first season. He joined and played with the US Olympic team during its 2012 qualifications. In 2015, he played a huge role in the Concacaf Champions League run by the Montreal Impact, finishing second in the competition and tallying the most minutes played in the competition out of the entire squad. In 2017, he joined his favorite childhood soccer club, the New York Redbulls.


Lauren English

Lauren English came to Montville High School from adjacent Lincoln Park as a tuition student. He parents, Patrick and Lynn English, choose Montville for her and her brother Andrew because of its superior academic reputation. She attended Montville High School for four years, graduating in 2007. Lauren had an immediate impact on Montville High School swimming. She is the only swimmer ever to be a state champion four years in a row (backstroke) and she still holds the State record in that event. Swimming for the Montville Tea,, she also won the State Championship in the 50 freestyle in her senior year and set the National High School 100 meter public school record at the County Meet in Morristown. She was named high school swimmer of the year twice and was named National High School Swimmer of the Year in 2007 by the National High School Swim Coaches Association and was awarded the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year Award. She was a nine time High School All American and multiple Academic All American. In 2010 Lauren was named one of the ten most outstanding high school female athletes of the prior decade. Her high school swimming coaches were Alan Hauser and Coach Sylvie de Bourmont. In addition to her high school career, Lauren swam for the Cougar Aquatic Club under Coach Kit Ashenfelter and also represented the United States as a member of the U.S. Junior and Senior National Swim Teams. After a ninth place finish at the Olympic Trials at the age of 15 she was chosen as a member of the Junior National Team. Lauren gained silver at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships in 2005. In 2006 she got a bronze at the Spring Championships and got a silver in the 100 Backstroke in the 2007 at the Summer Nationals where she also picked up a Gold for the best Backstroke swimmer under age 18. She was also chosen to be a member of the Senior U.S. National Team and broke the U.S. Open Record for the 50 Backstroke in 2007 at the Toyota Grand Prix at the University of Missouri, winning a Gold in the event. She won a Silver in the 100 Backstroke, a Bronze in the 200 Backstroke, and a Bronze in the 400 Medley Relay at the 2005 Junior Pan Pacific Meet in Maui, representing the USA. As a member of the Senior U.S. National Tea, she as a member of USA’s Pan Pacific team, and was a finalist in the 100 Backstroke at the 2006 Pan Pacific Meet. At the World University Games held in Thailand in 2007 she helped the United State team to a Silver in the 400 Medley Relay (PR) and was a finalist in the 50 Backstroke. At the University of Georgia she swam on the nationally ranked swim team under Coach Jack Baurele. As a result of her academic and athletic performances she was named an Academic All American. She was a member of the University of Georgia tea, which won the SEC Championships in 2010 and which was the runner-up in the NCAA Championships her junior year. She was voted co-captain of the 2011-2012 team and helped lead the team to yet another SEC championship and 2nd place at NCAA’s. She graduated from the University of Georgia as an Academic All American majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology. In 2014 she returned to school for a second degree in nursing, graduating with honors from New York University in an accelerated program. Currently she is working at the Columbia University Medical Center in Neurology and in the Neurology Intensive Care Unit. She continues to do research in her field, focusing on epileptic and stroke patients. In her free time she enjoys playing with her family pets (3 dogs and a cat) and she still occasionally competes in triathlons and in Masters swimming events.


David Pucciarelli

David Pucciarelli is a self-taught artist, with an outside the box mixing and blending of mediums that breathe life to his every subject with a compelling realism. Having survived four near death experiences, David’s creative intensity is a search for redemption. David’s work and art also touches upon a deep love and admiration for is late father, a man of quality and unshakable character. David is the owner of Iconic Images Art Gallery, Boonton, New Jersey and the In-House Artist for the Mickey Mantle Baseball Classic in Commerce, Oklahoma. David’s works have been presented and appreciated by some of the most famous names in sport, entertainment, and literature from Goose Gossage, Don Mattingly, Ron Guidry, Graig Nettles, Kevin Schwantz, Mat Mladin, Evel and Robbie Knieval, Buddy Guy, Hillary Hemingway….

David is also very honored and proud in having donated his time and many of his original works to a number of quality organizations and charities. His helping hand has extended beyond the art world when on September 12th of 2001, less than 24 hours after the attacks on the World Trade Center, David was asked to assist in a search and recovery effort at the very site of the towers. David also documented the devastation with some of the most compelling photographs ever taken.


Dr. Gina Pisano-Robertiello

Dr. Robertiello graduated from Montville Township High School in 1987. She received her B.S. in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She teaches courses in Research Methods, Victimology, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, and Deviance and is an FYE Instructor. She is a textbook reviewer, a manuscript reviewer, a member of several advisory boards, and a volunteer for many organizations, especially those that support her Italian heritage. She also volunteers yearly for the Tisch Foundation Golf Outing and for the Fairfield, NJ UNICO. Dr. Robertiello is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Felician University in Lodi, NJ. She has authored more than thirty publications in the areas of policing, domestic violence, restorative justice, and crisis intervention. She has published book chapters, book reviews and journal articles, and has presented papers at local and national conferences. Further, she is a book reviewer for several journals, and on the editorial boards of some other organizations. Her first book, Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power, was published in 2004. She continue to work in this area and examine perceptions of the police by the public. Her second book, The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America, was released on May 31, 2017. Dr. Robertiello has been teaching full time for over 23 years, has been involved in the development of new programs, new majors and classes, and has been a Department Chair. She enjoys reading on the beach and jogging. Her free time is spent with her husband, Peter Robertiello, and their three children (Briana, Gabriella, and Joseph). Dr. Robertiello still resides in Montville and believes that her education at Montville Township High School helped her to achieve her goals of becoming a Ph.D., college professor, and published author. She thanks the Hall of Fame Committee for her induction in 2017.


Dr. Domenick J. Sportelli

Dr. Domenick J. SPortelli is a medical physician who received a Bachelors degree in Biology, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Biology, from Montclair State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree and graduate degree with honors from MSU. He knew that he wanted to pursue a medical education as he was incredibly drawn to understanding the functioning of the human body. AS an outreach of that medical education, he gained a desire to teach his patients to live happier, healthier lives. Upon graduation from NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduating with honors in Clinical Science, Dr. Sportelli pursued an internship year in General Family Medicine, which allowed him to explore various areas of medicine including Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Emergency Medicine as well as caring for individuals on the general medical floors and intensive care units. After Dr. Sportelli successfully completed this ACGME intern year, he felt a true calling to master the intricacies of the human mind, behavior, understanding the complexity of mental illness and its modern life-changing treatment options. He then began his four-year Residency Training in General Psychiatry at Robert Wood John Medical School. Dr. Sportelli was and remains very involved in academic medicine through publishing his research (recently presenting at the American Psychiatric Association International Conference), teaching residents and medical students at RWJ Medical School as well as being involved with the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Sportelli is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and he is Fellowship Trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He holds an unrestricted medical license in New Jersey and Pennsylvanis and is certified by the DEA to prescribe suboxone intervention if necessary.


The 2009 Wrestling Team

Coach John Krip


Alana Salvano
Courtney Armbruster 
Nicole Collemi 
Kim Armbruster

Team Members: 
Kevin Alexander 
Matt Armbruster 
Qasim Azhar 
Greg Barnish 
Tyler Bernstein 
Michael Forlenza 
Bob Glasse 
Mike Intile 
Vinnie Lizza 
Billy Mulligan 
Shane Parcel 
Cody Phillips 
Tyler Phillips 
Mike Polizzi 
Mark Sidebottom 
Rob Tancer