NEW YORK – Greek-American brothers Nick, Chris, Sean, and Michael Hartofilis will be inducted together into the St. Anthony’s High School Hall of Fame for their impressive athletic achievements at the prestigious Melville, NY institution and beyond. St. Anthony’s has been recognized by Sports Illustrated magazine as the #1 high school athletic program in the State of New York and one of the top 50 programs in the nation. The ceremony will be hosted by New York Knicks analyst and St. Anthony’s alumnus Alan Hahn and takes place at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 26. The Hartofilis brothers are the sons of Astorians Mary and George Hartofilis and grandsons of Greek immigrants to Astoria Anna and Niketas Hartofilis of Nisyros.
The scholar athletes excelled on the football and lacrosse fields of St. Anthony’s, winning numerous Long Island Catholic League Championships and individual honors, and continued their lacrosse success at Duke (Nick and Chris), Princeton (Sean), and the University of Maryland (Michael), earning All-American, All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), All-Ivy League honors, and National Championships among them. Nick played football at Duke as well—and, most importantly, all four graduated from their esteemed universities.
The Hartofilis brothers have played lacrosse professionally for Major League Lacrosse as well as on Team Ireland, representing their mother’s homeland in the World Games. They have also gone on to successful careers outside of athletics, with Nick as Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Aquastore in Boca Raton, FL, Chris as Executive Director at Rabobank in Manhattan while living in New Canaan, CT, Sean writing, directing, and producing feature films based out of Astoria, and Michael founding Greenlight Energy and Howl Inc. while living in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. The brothers are all married- Nick to Kristy, Chris to Kristen, Sean to Liza, and Michael to Kaitlin and they have 12 healthy children among them.
The brothers spoke to The National Herald about their induction into the Hall of Fame. They told TNH, “This achievement is a testament to the unyielding love, guidance, support, and sacrifice of our parents, Mary and George Hartofilis. They’re the real Hall of Famers.”