Susan Church Zibell (Class of 1993)
Susan Church was a four-year starter at BHS in soccer, gymnastics and softball. In soccer, she was a captain her senior year. She was a captain in softball as well, and played on state championship teams in 1990, 1991 and 1992, while collecting four Northwest Conference championships.
Church was named all-conference, academic all-conference and second-team all-state in both soccer and softball.
In gymnastics, Church was all-conference, academic all-conference and all-state, qualifying for all five events at the State Open, medaling in vault. She holds four of five school records in gymnastics.
Church went on to attend Trinity College where she played soccer and softball while studying Comparative Religions. She was a recipient of the Richard Ellis Award for leadership and sportsmanship, and captained the softball team for two years.
In 2000, Church received her Master’s in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and will graduate from Quinnipiac University this May with a sixth-year studies certificate in Educational Leadership.
Church resides in Kensington with her husband, Joe, and two children, John Patrick and Katherine Mary. She has taught in the Berlin school system for 11 years.
The Berlin High School Sports Athletic Hall of Fame will induct in 2012 the following: Joseph Simeone (Class of 1936), Lino "Chick" Girone (1936), Paul Kornichuk (1949), Dan Roberts (1967), Tammy Borkowski (1989), Jennifer Baccaro (1991), Kyle Gallo (1993), Susan Church Zibell (1993) and Jesse Carlson (1999), coaches George Hall and Ken Parciak, and contributor Bob Peckrul. The 1986 BHS wrestling team will be honored.
The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held Sunday, April 29 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. For ticket information, contact Marie Siegal at (860) 828-1115; firstname.lastname@example.org.