Marmion Academy Adds Four Members to Sports Hall of Fame
This year’s Marmion Academy Hall of Fame inductees with Anthony Tinerella (left), head of school and principal, are Jim Reiland, Andrew Schnell, Gereardo Alvarez, and Larry English. (Photo provided)
January 19, 2017

AURORA—Marmion Academy in Aurora added four alumni to its Athletic Hall of Fame during the Cadets vs. DePaul Prep Rams varsity basketball game, Jan. 6.

This year’s inductees are Jim Reiland, Andrew Schnell, Gereardo Alvarez, and Larry English.

Reiland, a 1957 Marmion graduate, was a four-year member of the baseball team. Reiland is best known for his 50-year coaching career in Aurora, 28 of those years spent at Marmion Academy.

Schnell, class of 2000, was a four-year varsity swimmer, captain of the 2000 State Championship team and member of the 1998 and 1999 State Runner Up teams. Schnell collected seven state titles during his high school career, was an Olympic trials qualifier, Junior National champion and swam at Stanford University.

Alvarez, a 2003 graduate, was a three-year varsity soccer athlete and remains Marmion’s all-time career leading scorer with 90 goals and 48 assists. He played at Northwestern University where he was a four-year starter and graduated as their all-time leading scorer.

English, class of 2004, was a Marmion three sport varsity athlete (football, basketball and track) who played at Northern Illinois University and was picked 16th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played for the San Diego Chargers from 2009-2014, then signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.