Derrick "D.J." Rivera Commits to Hawks

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  On 6/8/05, Ss. Neumann-Goretti junior Derrick "D.J." Rivera made an oral commitment
to attend Saint Joseph's in Sept. 2006. Here are some photos . . .

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With his mother, Michelle, looking on, D.J. makes his
opening remarks.

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Funny how a commitment to Saint Joe's can make
people smile.

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Dad Derrick joins in for a group photo.

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D.J. and some teammates.

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And again . . .

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Time out for a family photo. Derrick was a starter for Dobbins' 1985 Pub champs and his brother, Eric "Hank" Gathers, was
a star on that team with Greg "Bo" Kimble. Hank and Bo became an incredible show at Loyola Marymount University. Hank
died of heart problems while playing for LMU in 1990. Lucille Gathers, mom of Derrick and Hank, is in the back row, center,
of this photo, wearing pink.