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NFL player highlights Mendocino College
Hall of Fame selections

Ukiah, CA – Five new members were selected to the Mendocino College Athletic Hall of Fame this December.

Ronnie Cruz, who played football from 2000-2001, was selected to first team all-conference both seasons. He is the single season rushing leader for Mendocino College with 1,752 yards. After being named all-state and finishing second in the state in rushing in 2001, Cruz accepted a scholarship to play at Northern State University (SD). The former Clearlake High School standout was the starting fullback for the National Football League’s (NFL) Kansas City Chiefs this season prior to being injured.

As an outfielder, Tim Angiolini (Upper Lake High School) was selected first team all-conference, All-Northern California and All-American in 1996 and 1997. Along with his accomplishments on the field, Angiolini also achieved success in the classroom and was named academic all-conference in 1997. After playing for Mendocino College, Angiolini earned a scholarship to the University of South Carolina and was named All-Southwestern Conference.

Bernie Sopp (Ukiah High School) was selected all-conference and all-state as a defensive lineman in 1993 and was a member of two championship teams in 1993 and 1994. Sopp earned a scholarship to the University of Montana, where he was a two year starter.

Angela Mantele (Lower Lake High School) played volleyball from 2000-2001 and was selected all-conference and academic all-conference. In 2001, Mantele was selected California Community College scholar athlete of the year and earned a scholarship to Holy Names University in Oakland, CA.

Warren Galletti (Ukiah High School) played both basketball and baseball while attending Mendocino College from 1984-1986. Galletti was selected first team all-conference in baseball and was captain on the basketball team. Galletti earned a scholarship to play baseball at Division I University of San Francisco and presently is the head basketball coach and principal at Point Arena High School.

Receiving special recognition is Glenn Erickson, who served for several years as the Ukiah Daily Journal’s sports editor.

Currently, there are 12 members in the Mendocino College Athletic Hall of Fame. To be eligible for selection to the hall of fame, student-athletes must be five years removed from competing at Mendocino College. The Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be held on February 24 at the Redwood Valley Cellars in Redwood Valley at 8 p.m. Prior to the induction, there will be wine tasting at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m. Cost of the event will be $35 per person.

For additional information, please contact Mendocino College Athletic Director Gary Garabato at 707-468-3165 or

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Created: January 08, 2007 @ 01:33 PM
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