Three alumni and one former coach will be inducted into Blake’s newly created Athletic Hall of Fame, which highlights the accomplishments of alumni, coaches and friends and celebrates the school’s sports history. In addition to this year’s inductees, the Hall of Fame honors members of Blake’s Hockey Hall of Fame and past recipients of the Alumni Athlete of the Year award, which includes 40 alumni spanning multiple sports and 30 years.
New inductees will be honored annually during a banquet hosted by Blake’s athletics department. The inaugural event, originally planned for Oct. 8, 2020, has been postponed until fall 2021. Submit nominations for future consideration.
Congratulations the 2020 Blake Athletic Hall of Fame inductees:
Isaac Anderson ‘06
Isaac Anderson participated in Blake football, basketball and track. In basketball, he played junior varsity and varsity and was named MVP. In track, he lettered and was all-conference. Isaac played varsity football all four years at the Upper School and was named all-conference honorable mention. He went on to play Division I football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his team won the Big Ten championship. Following graduation Isaac was an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in the NFL. Isaac has worked as a personal trainer in the metro area at Anytime Fitness as well as Maximum Impact Training and has served as Blake’s strength and conditioning coach. A certified fitness professional with the National Exercise Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Isaac has worked with a variety of clients ranging from youth to Olympic athletes.
Megan Gallivan Mazzullo ‘08
As a member of the Blake girls’ soccer team, Megan Gallivan Mazzullo was a four-year letter winner and three-time all-state and all-conference selection. During her senior season, Megan served as team captain in her senior season, leading the Bears to a runner-up finish in the state tournament with 18 goals and 15 assists. Following the season, she was named Ms. Soccer for Minnesota. In high school, Megan was also a member of the Bangu Tsunami club team, which ranked tenth in the country in 2008. She went on to play soccer and major in psychology at Columbia University.
Leslie Hale ‘83
Leslie Hale served as captain of both the Blake cross country and Nordic skiing teams, participating in the Junior Nationals in 1982 and 1983 and in the cross country state tournament. She also received the 1983 Athena Award. After Blake, Leslie attended Brown University and the University of Minnesota. She has coached the Minneapolis Southwest High School girls’ Nordic and cross country skiing teams and competed in three Masters World Cup (athletes age 30-90+) races in 2018, when the event was hosted at Minneapolis’ Theodore Wirth Park. Leslie now cross country skis at the masters level.
During his 40-year tenure at Blake, Charlie Seel served as the boys’ varsity soccer coach, a math instructor, Upper School counselor, PK-12 student services director and the assistant Upper School director. Through the years, Charlie coached over 500 boys at the varsity level, and his teams won 12 conference titles, three state titles and finished second in three other state tournaments. In 671 varsity matches, the Bears’ recorded 420 wins, 188 losses and 61 ties. Charlie succeeded Chub Bettels as track coach for a time, leading the 1971 track team to its eighth M.I.S.L. title. In 1991, he was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was also selected as the Boys’ Soccer Class 1A Coach of the Year for 2007-08 by the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association and the 2008 State Boys Coach of the Year for Minnesota Private and Parochial Schools by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.