NBHS Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Ferraro, DePaul and Kolstad Sisters

Patti Ferraro, Dave DePaul, Karin Kolstad Augur and Kirsten Kolstad McCarthy are four of 11 being inducted into the North Branford High School Athletic Hall of Fame on July 22.

In addition to (featured yesterday) and Aaron Surprenant, Karen O’Keefe Conaghan and Jamie Kehlenbach (who will be featured tomorrow), Patti Ferraro, Dave DePaul, Kirsten Kolstad McCarthy and Karin Kolstad Augur will also be inducted into the  Athletic Hall of Fame will sponsor an Induction Dinner at Woodwinds in Branford on July 22. These athletes span from Class of 1969 to Class of 1998.

The banquet will recognize 11 outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the athletic program at the high school either as a coach or an athlete. Teammates, coaches and fans of these exceptional athletes can attend the dinner to show their appreciation. Ticket information is available online.


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Patti Ferraro, Class of 1982
Patti was a dominant player in volleyball, basketball and softball. She received the most accolades as a basketball and softball player. In basketball, Patti was a three-year starter who averaged 19.7 points per game during her career. She was the first girl from NBHS to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Her scoring continued at the collegiate level where she registered 979 career points.

In both basketball and softball, Patti was an All-Conference and All-State player for two years. While at Eastern Connecticut State University, Patti's softball team won two Division II National titles.

Dave DePaul, Class of 1983 
Dave played three sports but received most of his honors as an outstanding baseball player. He was recognized as an All-Conference and All-State player during both his junior and senior years. As a senior, he set the school record for 34 hits in one season.

Upon completing his collegiate career at Davidson, he had invited to a spring practice with the Chicago White Sox but sustained a career-ending injury.

Karin Kolstad Augur and Kirsten Kolstad McCarthy, Class of 1987
Karin and Kirsten each distinguished themselves as outstanding athletes by earning a varsity letter in all three sports for the four years that they competed. Their basketball team won a state title in 1986 and then had a perfect 26-0 season as seniors, winning the Shoreline Conference as well as the Class M State Championship. Both were members of the field hockey team that won the Shoreline title when they were seniors.

Karin scored a career-high 915 points and recorded many double-doubles. Karin set the school record for 31 doubles in a season when she competed as an All-State player on the softball team that recorded a 18-6 record during her senior year.

Kirsten was the first North Branford athlete to ever attain All-State honors in three sports during one year. She scored more 1,000 points for the Lady T-Birds' basketball team and was also a dominant rebounder during her career. 


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