Inductions to the Hall of Fame
Sonya Lamonakis ‘93 – Professional Boxer
Sonya “the Scholar” Lamonakis is ranked the #1 Women’s Professional Heavyweight Boxer in the United States and #3 in the world. Sonya is working to compete for the World Title in heavyweight boxing. She is the New York State 2014 Heavyweight (175 pounds) Champion.
Sonya was a standout athlete at Stoneleigh-Burnham in 1992-1993 as a post-graduate. Her specialty sport as a student was softball. Sonya went on to play college softball at Mitchell College and then Springfield College. Sonya helped her team advance all the way to the USA National College Championship Tournament.
After college, Sonya worked out at a gym in Springfield and was discovered in 2003 as a boxing talent. After 3 months of training she had her first fight. By 2005 Sonya was invited to train at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. She moved to the boxing Mecca of New York City and began her professional career. Sonya is the first woman to be signed by boxing promoter and producer Lou Dibella.
Emily Kiablick ‘97 – Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse
Emily Kiablick has been named the NEWMAC and TCCC Coach of the Year twice in her collegiate college-coaching career. Emily has been the head coach at Wheaton College since 2009 and was previously head coach at Roger William College for six years. In 2014, Kiablick led her Wheaton team to the NEWMAC Tournament Title and a NCAA tournament appearance. The final record of 14-7 overall was the second best in the program’s history.
At Stoneleigh-Burnham, Emily was a standout athlete in soccer and lacrosse. She went on to play four seasons of both sports at Springfield College where she was a captain in both lacrosse and soccer. Emily was named to the IWLCA All-New England Team and ECAC All-Star.
Victoria “Tori” Askerberg ’69
2000 New England Champion Softball team