Mike Petrocci was a multi-sport athlete who helped lead two different sports teams to New Jersey State Sectional Championships.
Mike was Co-Captain and the leading scorer for the Fall 1972 Soccer Team that won the BPSL Championship and then went on to win the Group 2, State Sectional Championship (before losing 1-0 to Lawrence in the Group 2, North Jersey Championship). For his accomplishments, Mike was named to the 1st Team, All BPSL and the 2nd Team, All County, and received All State recognition.
As a junior, Mike played shortstop for the Baseball Team that won the BPSL Championship and then went on to win the Group 2, State Sectional Championship and then the Group 2, North Jersey Championship before being defeated in the State Championship Final. As a senior, he was the leading pitcher for the team. After repeating as BPSL Champions, the team again won the Group 2, State Sectional Championship. Mike compiled a League Record of 6-0 (with a 0.54 ERA) and an Overall Record of 10-1 (with a 1.71 ERA). For his accomplishments, Mike was named to the 1st Team, All BPSL; 1st Team, All Suburban; 1st Team, All County; and Honorable Mention, Group 2, All State.
After graduating from Glen Rock, Mike attended Princeton University. While subsequently attending McGill University Medical School he started running marathons. He is a two-time winner of the Ottawa Marathon. In 1980, he finished 17th in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:20:11. (Olympian Bill Rogers won the race with a time of 2:12:11).
Dr. Petrocci is an emergency room physician at St. Catherine’s General Hospital in Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Valerie have two children and they live in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario.