Jul 29, 2014

Pace Football Alumni Reconnect in Pleasantville

A group of former Pace University Setters will be back on campus for the November 3 game.

Pace Football Alumni Reconnect in Pleasantville Pace Football Alumni Reconnect in Pleasantville

From the Pace University Department of Athletics:

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace football alumni, family and friends reunited at the Pleasantville campus for a VIP reception and to cheer on the current .

The group represented former athletes from the late 1960's through the mid-1980's, including former football coach Walter "Skip" Mongon. Prior to the game, Malcolm Sagherian '75, MBA '83, was interviewed by WFAS Radio, while 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Carpenter '75, Dennis Holland '80, Donald "Juice" Palombo '70, and Geoff Robillard '78 served as honorary captains for the official coin toss on field. At the end of the day, Holland presented Mongon with a game ball signed by all of the football players in attendance.

"It was another great day in getting together with friends, former teammates, coaches and administrators," said Sagherian. "In all of our gatherings there have been approximately 150 people who have attended them on different dates, over 40 of which have been former football players. Of note, also attending were friends who are former baseball players as well. What is encouraging about reconnecting with those good friends and teammates from back in the day is that we all remain good friends and teammates today. A special bond was built over 35 years ago amongst these people and that bond continues today."

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