The Pleasanton Hall of Honor welcomed its newest members during halftime of the Eagles football game against Boerne on Friday night.
Erica Lopez and Ernest “Preacher” Monroe entered for their athletic achievements and Jason Guerra was recognized for being one of the biggest fans of the Eagle athletic program.
Lopez graduated from Pleasanton in 2010 after a stellar career with the Lady Eagles soccer team. Lopez played for four years on the Howard Payne University soccer team before returning to Pleasanton to help run Cafe Chris with her grandmother. Lopez also coaches youth soccer in Pleasanton and won the Young Citizen of the Year by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
Monroe graduated from Pleasanton in 1973. He had been a member of both the football and baseball varsity teams all four years of high school. Monroe was all-district in football and baseball. Due to a family event, Monroe was unable to attend the induction ceremony on Friday night. Monroe joins his younger brother Terry in the hall of honor. Terry Monroe was inducted with the inaugural class in 1998.
Guerra graduated from Pleasanton in 2003. Guerra was part of the Eagles football, basketball, baseball and track teams when he was a student. Guerra was chosen as the fan of the year because he rarely misses a sporting event involving the Eagles or Lady Eagles.
The induction of Guerra, Lopez and Monroe brings the total number of inductees in the Pleasanton Hall of Honor to 98 since it began back in the fall of 1998.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there was no class inducted in 2020.
Next year a former Eagle great will have the chance to be selected as the 100th inductee in the 24th class.