Rick stands out as one of Jesuit’s great athletes of the 1980s. As a three-year letterman in football at quarterback, Rick was a big factor in the Jays’ victories over the Tigers in 1987 and 1988. After his senior football season, he earned All-District and All-Metro honors. Rick was also a standout baseball player for the Jays, a four-year starter who received numerous accolades including All-State honors and the prestigious Rusty Staub Award for leadership on the baseball team. After Jesuit, Rick attended Tulane on a baseball scholarship. During his stellar baseball career at Tulane, he was captain of the baseball team his junior and senior years, was on the All-Metro Conference Tournament Team his senior year, and several times was named the Metro Conference Player of the Week. At the end of his Tulane career, Rick received the Team Leadership Award. Rick is a CPA serving as the operations support manager for Utility Lines Construction Services. Rick and his wife Betsy have three children – daughter Mallory and sons Jake and Grayson.
From Holy Cross High School, Andrew Centola
Andrew’s first service activity was as a freshman in 2014 at the Kindy Walk, which has developed into an annual event for him. He has worked with the Knights of Columbus at St. Andrew the Apostle’s Elementary School in Algiers, assisting at their fish fry, assisting Santa for their Christmas event, and serving as an altar server. In addition, he has volunteered with Special Olympics. His proudest moment was being chosen to represent Holy Cross New Orleans, at the annual Immersion Trip. This trip brings together students from Holy Cross schools around the country. Andrew was part of a group who worked tirelessly to help the homeless and refurbish community parks and gardens. Andrew believes that the Holy Cross Immersion trip and all other service projects have truly changed his life, and helped him understand what it truly means to be a Holy Cross Man.