Eight outstanding former student athletes were inducted into the Archbishop Williams High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held March 24 at The Lantana in Randolph.
“Our inductees represent the very best that AWHS had to offer and their season and career accomplishments have stood the test of time,” Dennis M. Duggan Jr., Esq, AWHS President said in a press release.
“They were leaders, role models, captains, and league all-stars, and their feats were recognized by our local and area newspapers. Together our athlete inductees answered every challenge, exceeded every expectation and both lived up to the legacy they inherited and set the standard for those who have followed.”
The eight AWHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are:
Robert Kelcourse, Class of 1967 – Football
Paula Sullivan, Class of 1967 – Basketball
Thomas Magee, Class of 1970 – Track
Paul Forbes, Class of 1980 – Basketball
Timothy Marshall, Class of 1981 – Hockey
Christopher MacDonald, Class of 1992 – Baseball
David Burke, Class of 2005 – Soccer
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For the first time, nine current AWHS student-athletes presented the inductees to a crowd of more than 200.
The students included:
Aidan Browne (Class of 2014) of West Roxbury
Ryan Earle (Class of 2015) of Hanover
Garrett Foley (Class of 2014) of Braintree
David Free (Class of 2015) of Quincy
Kayla Free (Class of 2013) of Quincy
Alana Gilmer (Class of 2015) of North Easton
Jason Pekkinen (Class of 2013) of Quincy
Sara Ryan (Class of 2013) of Quincy
Sarah Saccoach (Class of 2013) of Quincy
“Having our current student-athletes present the inductees who excelled in their respective sports was a highlight of the program.” said President Duggan. “The students were honored to be asked to participate and gained a much better understanding of the great athletic tradition and history that they have been asked to carry on. The inductees in turn, took a real interest in the athletes who have followed in their footsteps. It was a moving experience for all.”
Archbishop Williams High School
Archbishop Williams High School is a Catholic co-educational high school, which educates young men and women spiritually, academically, morally and physically. A college-preparatory school, Archbishop Williams High School graduates go on to study at leading colleges and universities across the county. Graduates include leaders in the business world, politics, the arts and theater, the media, education and religious life and are strong contributors to society.
Archbishop Williams High School is part of a Christian community that integrates learning with faith and focuses on developing the whole person. The school derives its name from the Most Reverend John Joseph Williams (1822-1907) fourth Bishop and first Archbishop of Boston. He was a recognized leader in the establishment of the Catholic School system. Archbishop Williams High School serves students from more than 30 cities and towns. It opened its doors in 1949 and is located at 80 Independence Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.
For additional information, please call 781-535-6484 or visit www.awhs.org