Sandy Springs Graduates Honored in Athletics on 'Wall of Fame'

Holy Innocents' honored four graduates on Friday.


Four Holy Innocents’ graduates were inducted into the HIES Wall of Fame during halftime of the HIES-George Walton football game, Friday.

The four inductees are: Michael Griffin ’00, basketball; Stacy Maxwell ’04, soccer; Marshall Tyler ’95, soccer; and Joey Vitale ’06, baseball.

At the ceremony, each inductee received a commemorative plaque, which is a replica of one to be displayed on the Wall of Fame in the Main Gym. The four honorees also received a “free ticket for life” to any HIES home sporting event, exclusive of region and state competitions.

Below is a brief bio of each athlete:

  • Michael Griffin

Michael averaged 16 points, five rebounds and four assists per game while playing for boys’ hoops coach Rick Torbett. He led the team to back-to-back Final Four appearances and his teams won 20 or more games during all four years of his high school career. He was named to the All-Fulton Team as a junior and senior. He was a Peer Counselor, a member of the HI Orchestra, Spanish Club, Math Club, on the cross country team and a frequent Atlanta Food Bank volunteer. He was also an Alpha Omega, attending HI from 1986-2000. He went on to play at the University of Missouri for two years.

  • Stacy Maxwell

Stacy held the record for single season assists in soccer and was second for single season goals. She was all-time leader in goals, assists, and overall scoring. She has been described as the “hardest working, most dedicated player that I have coached in 18 years,” her coach said. “Give me one Stacy Maxwell and any other ten players and I will take on any team you throw at me. She was that good and made her teammates better. She made me a better coach every day.”

  • Marshall Tyler

Marshall was a four-year team captain and goalkeeper for the soccer squads. At one time, he was the all-time shutout leader at HI; he also led the team to its first ever state championship. After graduation, he went on to play at Davidson College in NC. Besides his soccer exploits, he was also a standout on the varsity baseball team.

  • Joey Vitale

Joey was a career .402 hitter, first in all-time hits, second in homers, second in runs scored, first in triples, second in stolen bases and fifth overall in runs batted in. He led the Bears to their first ever Final Four appearance his senior year. He went on to play at the College of Charleston. Joey has been described as a “tireless worker and gracious teammate. He was a 5-tool player: he hit for average, hit for power, had speed, a great glove and a cannon for an arm.”


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