2012 HALL OF FAME PROFILE: Aldo Braccio
MONTREAL - Soccer goalkeeper Aldo Braccio is among five new additions announced recently for induction to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Born July 5, 1963 in Montreal he attended St. Pius X high school and went on to study psychology at McGill, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1985, followed by a master's in 1987. He earned an MBA from Concordia University in 1990.
Braccio was the starting goalkeeper for five seasons at McGill, from 1982 to 1986, posting a stellar 47-1-6 record with nine shutouts and a stingy 0.50 goals-against average in 54 regular season games.
He earned conference all-star and all-Canadian honours four times and guided the Redmen to four Quebec league titles, the CIAU national championship during his freshman campaign and a second-place finish at Nationals in his sophomore campaign. He was named to the CIAU all-tournament team three times and served as an alternate captain of the Redmen in each of his last three years.
After graduating, he played two seasons of professional soccer with the Montreal Supra (1988, 1989) of the Canadian Soccer League. After his playing days, Braccio served as a researcher, instructor, strategic planner, consultant and executive in consumer research. He currently resides in Toronto, where he is president of his own company, Insight Inside + Planning, Inc.
Other 2012 inductees to the McGill pantheon include football defensive lineman Mark Joncas (BEng '82) of Val d'Or, Que., swimmer Carol Chiang (BSc '99) of The Pas, Man., the 1962 Redmen football team and the late Frank McGill, a swimmer, hockey and football star from Montreal.
A profile of each new inductee will be featured online every week at www.mcgill.ca/athletics
The induction luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, kicks off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations. Tickets for the event are $65 and can be reserved by contacting the McGill Alumni Association at 514-398-8288.
Submissions for future inductions can be made by obtaining a nomination brochure from Kathryn Weaver at kathryn [dot] weaver [at] mcgill [dot] ca. A list of previous inductees can be found online at (www.mcgill.ca/athletics/varsitysports/athletes/hof/inductees/).
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