Hall of Famers

Boys Hall of Fame

Earl PeavyPivot man on the 1932 Northampton team that won the New England championship, the only Western Mass. representative ever to do so, his three-game, 37-point total set the tournament record.
Chet JaworskiMaybe the best Central Mass. schoolboy of the first half century, he led Worcester Commerce to a city title in 1935, then went on to become the nation's leading scorer as an All-American at URI four years later.
Sol Netchem Legendary Tech tournament director Henry McCarthy called him the greatest two-way player he ever saw after watching the rangy forward lead Chelsea to consecutive titles in 1934-35.
Ziggy StrzleleckiAll-City when he graduated from Worcester Commerce in 1937, he went on to shatter the Clark University scoring records and then toured as a pro for more than a decade.
Tony LavelliOne of the game’s true pioneers, his innovative offense led Somerville to the 1944 Tech championship and helped him break George Mikan’s all-time collegiate scoring record while he was at Yale.
Andy FarriseyThe first of Fall River's many schoolboy legends, his heroics led to Durfee's first Tech title in 1947. He followed it by helping them win another Tech title as well as a New England crown during his unforgettable senior year of 1948.
Ron Perry Sr.As a junior he broke every scoring record imaginable during Somerville's improbable run to the 1949 New England championship. His senior encore included a 2nd Tech title. He was later drafted by MLB and the NBA after winning national titles in both sports at Holy Cross.
Lou TsiropoulosHe shattered city scoring records in Lynn as a senior in 1949, then went on to win an NCAA national title at Kentucky, and two NBA championships as Tommy Heinsohn's backup.
Bart LeachOne of the first high school players to utilize the dunk, his dominant post play helped Fairhaven capture back-to-back Class B Tech and New England titles in 1950 & 51. One of the state's firs 1,000-point scorers, he went on to star for Division 1 Penn.
Jack "The Shot" FoleyLegend has it he sometimes practiced 12 hours a day. After carrying Assumption Prep to the 1956 NE Catholic title, then to the 1957 Western Mass. title, he earned his memorable monicker during a senior season which featured a record-setting 43-point average. Then it was on to Holy Cross where he shattered more scoring records and made All-American.
Chuck ChevalierCalled the Bob Cousy of schoolboy basketball, his revolutionary ball handling abilities and 27 points-per-game average put Charlestown in the spotlight during his senior year of 1958. He then took his flashy skills to BC where he became a fan favorite and landed in their Hall of Fame as his era's top playmaker.
Bob KovalskiOne of the dominant post players of his era, he led tiny Smith Academy to consecutive Western Mass. titles in 1960 & 61, shattering the region's single-season scoring mark in the process. After accumulating more than 1,600 points in just two seasons, he took his repertoire of moves to Providence where he helped Joe Mullaney's Friars win the 1963 NIT.
Mark BelangerAlong with 1,455 career points and a Boston Garden record for most consecutive foul shots, he led Pittsfield to its only Western Mass. title in 1962. After turning down basketball scholarships, he went on to become a Gold Glove shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.
Bill HewittThe first legendary big man to come out of Cambridge, Rindge Tech scored back-to-back Eastern Mass. titles in 1962 & 63 behind his unprecedented ability to play above the rim. After a stellar career at USC, he made the NBA's All-Rookie team in 1969.
Bob SklarzHe played the part of "Davey" for the 1964 St. Mary's of Worcester team (the "Kielbasa Kids") that slung all Goliaths and captured the last New England tournament ever held, coming out of a sick bed to play in the title game. He went on to a record-breaking college career at Becker (still their all-time leading scorer) and Franklin Pierce, where he led the region in scoring for two years.
Gene RyzewiczArguably the best shooter ever from Springfield, he once struck for 51 points in a postseason game, setting the Western Mass. tournament record. Twice named Lahovich Award winner as the region's premiere player, he graduated from Springfield Cathedral in 1964 having scored more than 1,600 points, a city record.
Henry PayneBall handling wizard, sensational passer, big time scorer - he did it all. Considered the best player ever to come out of Springfield by some, the Commerce senior set a Western Mass. single-game record with a 64-point eruption in 1964. He went on to star at AIC.
Ron TexeiraThe first Massachusetts schoolboy to record 2,000 career points, his dominance down low in 1965 led Catholic Memorial to 29 wins and an unprecedented three post-season championships. One of the nation's most heralded recruits, he went on to star at Holy Cross, where his 6'9' frame made him the tallest player they'd ever had up until then.
Steve SarantopoulosAn unforgettable schoolboy player during his era, he rocked the Boston Garden while playing for Brockton in 1963 with a scintillating 51-point performance that set a Tech Tourney record. His 1,590 career points, accrued in just three seasons, is still an all-time best at BHS.
Rick KathermanNick named the "Super Shooter," he scored 1,600 points in just two seasons with Manchester High, lifting them to a pair of State Small School crowns as well as a Tech title. Selected to the prestigious All-New England team as a senior in 1967, an honor usually reserved for large-school players, he went on to become a 1,000-point scorer at Duke.
Peter BainOne of the state's most prolific scorers ever, he averaged 31 points a game during his memorable three-year career at South Hadley. A shooting forward who was deadly from long range but played before the inception of the 3-point shot, he regrettably fell just 1 point short of becoming the Bay State's second player to reach the 2,000 mark.
Russell LeeThe state's top schoolboy in 1968, he averaged 33 points a game as a senior for city champ Hyde Park before earning All-American honors at Division 1 Marshall and then playing three seasons in the NBA.
Ronnie LeePart of the famed Boston Six, his acrobatic style of play led Lexington to consecutive State titles in 1971 and 72. He went on to star for Oregon's "Kamikaze Kids" (noted for their fearless and relentless play), earning All-American honors three times. He then joined brother Russell in the NBA, earning another memorable moniker, "Tasmanian Devil," for his whirlwind play.
King GaskinsHis thrillingbuzzer-beater lifted CM in the 1969 State final and set the stage for one of the most notable schoolboy careers in Bay State history, one that included five title-game appearances. One of the premiere point guards ever to come out of the Bay State, his unlimited range helped him finish as the all-time scoring king.
Bob CarringtonThe first black student at Archbishop Williams, he led the state in scoring with a 39-point average in 1972. That summer, he and his Boston Six teammates put Beantown on the national basketball map by winning the inaugural Boston Shootout. He went on to star at BC, then played 6 years in the NBA.
Marvin SaffordKnown simply as "Marvelous Marvin" during an incredible schoolboy career, his 1973 Holy Name squad was the first from Central Mass. to win a boys Division 1 state championship. An All-American, he took his formidable talents to USC where he again earned national honors as a senior. He was drafted in 1977, but drugs and crime kept him from a pro career.
Ronnie Perry Jr.Considered the best shooter ever to come out of the Bay State by some, the 1976 CM grad tallied a schoolboy record 2,481 points and was of only three Bay State players to make the Parade All-American team twice. Like his dad, he went on to star in both baseball and basketball at Holy Cross and was drafted in both sports.
Mark HallRecipient of the 1978 Lahovich Award (given annually to the top player in Western Mass.), he saved his best performances for the post season, helping Springfield Commerce become the first boys team to win three consecutive state titles. He later starred for three years with future Celtic great Kevin McHale at Minnesota before dying tragically from a cocaine overdose.
Dwayne McClainKnown as "Sir Slam" while an All-American at Holy Name, he was voted one of Worcester's 50 greatest athletes for leading his Cinderella Villanova squad to the 1985 NCAA title over Georgetown and Patrick Ewing. He went on to enjoy a long pro career overseas.
Patrick EwingThe most sought after schoolboy recruit in Bay State history, he guided Cambridge to three straight titles from 1978 to 1981. The three-time All-American went on to lead Georgetown to an NCAA title, helped the Dream Team win gold at the 1992 Olympics, and was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
Dana BarrosA slick shooter who left Boston to play for Xaverian, he hit for a schoolboy tournament record 57 points as a senior in 1985. He went on to set the Big East career scoring mark (benefitting from the introduction of the 3-point shot in 1987) while playing at BC, and then enjoyed an extended career in the NBA as one of the league's best three-point shooters.
Matt PalazziSon of Holy Cross legend Togo Palazzi, he was an offensive dynamo, setting a Central Mass. record by scoring 54 points in a game during his senior year of 1984. After scoring an area best 2,239 points at St. John's, he went on to play at Providence and then briefly as a pro in Portugal.
Mike HerrenA two-time Player of the Year who bled Durfee basketball during his famed career, he led his teams to 46 consecutive wins and back-to-back Division 1 state championships in 1988 and 89. Along with his brother, Chris, the siblings combined to score a state record 4,049 points.
Bryan EdwardsHe escaped the streets of Boston and made a name for himself as one of the area's best schoolboy basketball players ever. After leading Cohasset to consecutive State crowns in 1985 and 86, his five-year varsity career reached a pinnacle in 1988 when he broke the state's career scoring mark. After two tumultuous seasons at BC, he starred for James Madison.
Billy CurleyHe earned All-American honors at both the high school and college levels, leading Duxbury to its first state title in 1989 and then guiding BC to the Elite Eight in the 1994 NCAA tournament. He then played fives injury-riddled seasons in the NBA before calling it quits.
Travis BestConsidered by many to be the best player ever to come out of Springfield, he scored a state record 81 points and was floor general for Central's undefeated 1991 State championship team. After scoring more than 2,000 points at Georgia Tech, he played ten seasons in the NBA.
Eric BrunsonHe led Salem to a state title with a game-high 28 points during his junior year, then made the McDonald's All-American team as a senior. Despite going undrafted after starring at Temple, he played nine seasons in the NBA.
Chris HerrenDurfee's most talented player ever according to legendary coach Skip Karam, he made the McDona'd's All-American team in 1994, starred for Jerry Tarkanian at Fresno State, and played two seasons in the NBA. After publishing hIs autobiography, "Basketball Junkie," he became a motivational speaker.
Monty MackHe made the All-City team four straight years, leading South Boston to consecutive Division 1 state titles in 1995 & 96. A two-time Boston Globe Player of the Year, he went on to star at D1 UMass, racking up more than 2,000 career points and earning his way into the school's Hall of Fame before embarking on a 10-year pro career in Europe.
Mike BradleySix-foot-ten with polished offensive skills, he became the all-time Central Mass. scoring king as an All-American at Worcester Burncoat in 1997. After winning a national championship at Kentucky, he transferred to Villanova and emerged as one of the nation's best players, going pro after his junior year. He played 5 years in the NBA then continued his career overseas.
Adam HarringtonThe first Western Mass. boy to reach the 2,000-point plateau, his Pioneer Regional teams rattled off 50 straight victories and won back-to-back state crowns from 1996 & 97. After 3 successful seasons in the ACC, 1 with NC State and 2 with Auburn, he had a cup of coffee in the NBA before playing pro overseas. He is currently NBA star Kevin Durant's personal trainer.
Sean ConnollyA three-time Super Teamer at Bishop Fenwick, his 2,473 points is the most of any North Shore player, and tenth best on the state's all-time list. After a solid college career at Providence and then Ohio State, he coached St. John's Prep to the 2011 Division 1 state crown.
Scott HazeltonHe led Central Catholic to the 1999 State crown as a junior, then became one of only 14 Bay Staters to play in the McDonald's All-American game as a senior. Later he starred at URI before eventually excelling as a pro in Europe.
Anthony GurleyNewton North's all-time scoring leader with 1,850 career points, his Tigers lost just once during his junior and senior seasons while capturing consecutive Division 1 state championships. After one season with Wake Forest he transferred to UMass, becoming one of their all-time high scorers by the time he graduated. He is playing pro ball overseas.
Jeff AdrienHe led Brookline to the state finals during his dominant sophomore season, then made the Globe and Herald Dream teams for doing it again as a senior in 2004. After a year at prep school, he scored more than 1,600 points and grabbed 1,100 rebounds for national power UConn. He then played six years in the NBA.
Pat ConnaughtonA do-it-all forward and born leader, his dominant senior year led St. John's Prep to the 2011 D1 state title and earned him Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year. He excelled in both baseball and basketball at Notre Dame and was drafted in both sports. He is currently playing his rookie season for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.

Girls Hall of Fame

Martha NortonA fabulous forward with a lethal two-handed push shot, she erupted for an eye-popping 56 points while playing for Ayer High in 1955, establishing a single-game scoring record during the schoolgirl six-on-a-side era.
Georgeann Dufault & Judy KilgourThese fabulous forwards laid the groundwork for Vi Goodnow's legendary Frontier Regional teams in the 6-on-6 era, leading their 1960 & 61 teams to undefeated seasons and initiating the program's memorable 59-game win streak.
Kathy Delaney-Smith1st Bay State female to score 1,000 points, she played for her mother during the 6-on-6 era at Sacred Heart in Newton. A 1965 graduate, she went on to coach the Westwood juggernaut.
Sue RojcewiczDespite playing only three seasons, she was the first girl at St. Mary’s in Worcester to score 1,000 points. She later made the first U.S. Women’s Olympic team that won Silver in 1976.
Susan SummonsAfter earning Boston Athlete of the Year honors at Burke in 1974 & 1975, starred at Roxbury CC and Lamar University. In 1980, she was the first local to sign a pro contract with the WNBL.
Sue PetersShe graduated from Southbridge High in 1976 with a school record 1,701 points, went on to become the all-time scoring leader at UMass Amherst, and even played professionally for a season with the WNBL’s New England Gulls.
Naomi GravesThe first Massachusetts female to hit the 2,000-point milestone, she led Hampshire Regional to four consecutive state titles (a feat accomplished by no other girls team), including the first one ever played in 1975.
Gail KoziaraA tower of power, she averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds during her dominant career, helping Chicopee Comp win 40 straight games while capturing back-to-back D1 titles in 1977 & 78. Went on to be an Academic All-American in basketball and Track (throwing shot put) at Dartmouth.
Medina DixonRumored to be dunking while still in high school, her controversial transfer to Cambridge helped them win the 1979 title. Despite having to sit out her junior year, she made All-American as a senior.
Nancy MayerOne of only a handful of Bay Staters chosen as a first-team Parade All-American, her Worcester South team was unbeaten until a knee injury ended her senior season. She went on to become one of the all-time greats at Virginia, making All-American once and All-ACC in each of her four years.
Kristen FoleyA magnificent athlete with the skills of a guard and the leaping ability of a forward, she was the first superstar for Hall of Fame coach Jane Heil's ultra successful Peabody teams. Graduated in 1982 as a Converse All-American and was ranked one the nation's top 20 players by Street & Smith's magazine. Led Rutgers to the Elite Eight before embarking on a successful college coaching career.
Marie GrantA standout center who was ahead of her time, she led Salem to the Division 1 state title during her junior year - in undefeated fashion. Was the state's consensus Player of the Year as a senior in 1981, making the prestigious Parade All-American team before moving on to play at the D1 level for Boston University and then Boston College.
Renee NajarianA three-time All-Scholastic selected for five All-American teams as a senior in 1983, she hauled down more than 1,000 rebounds and set an Eastern Mass. record with 1,857 points during her four years at Wakefield. She then averaged a double-double during Geno Auriemma's first winning season at UConn, making her one of only a handful of Huskies ever to accomplish the feat.
Michelle EdwardsNicknamed "Ice Woman" for her ability to deliver under pressure, she led Boston Cathedral to a perfect 24-0 season as a junior and scored more than 2,000 points by the time she finished. The first Massachusetts schoolgirl to be nationally recruited, she starred at Iowa before playing in the WNBA.
Lisa BoenitzThe first two-time Goodnow Award winner ever (given annually to the best player in Western Mass.), she never missed a game during her illustrious 5-year career. Her legendary Lenox teams went undefeated for three straight seasons and captured the 1984 Division 3 state title.
Mary NaughtonPart of the St. Peter Marian juggernaut of the early 1980s, she led her 1985 squad to the D 1 state title, the first ever for a Central Mass. girls team. She only got better while playing for Stonehill, leading the Chieftains to a pair of NCAA appearances, leading all of Division 2 in scoring and making the WBCA All-America team. She's the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,144 points.
Robin ChristianAs a senior in 1985 she established herself as one of the most prolific scorers of all time by erupting for a girls state record 65 points, posting a 42-point average, and eclipsing the 2,000-point plateau. After making every All-American team imaginable, she joined AAU teammate Michelle Edwards at Division 1 powerhouse Iowa.
Tonya CardozaPlayed every position at Boston English and made three different All-American teams as a senior in 1986. Later a standout on the Virginia team that played in the 1991 National Championship, she played pro in Spain before helping UConn win 5 national titles as Geno Auriemma's assistant.
Brandy CruthirdAmong the most prolific scorers Boston ever produced, she set the city record with a eye-popping 61 points as a sophomore, posted a state best 35-point average as a junior, and ran her career total at Burke High to more than 1,800 points by the end of her senior season. The 1988 Gatorade, MBCA, and Boston Globe Player of the Year, she played at Division 1 James Madison.
Sarah BehnShe sometimes outscored opposing teams all by herself, striking for 50 or more points five times as a senior at Foxboro in 1989. She became the Bay State's schoolgirl scoring leader with more than 2,000 points, then did the same in the Big East as one of Boston College's all-time greats.
Averill RobertsThe first girl at Boston Latin to surpass 1,000 points (she was only a junior), she averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks a game and earned USA Today Mass. Player of the Year as a senior in 1989. She then led Ohio State to its only Final Four and was named MVP. After a brief career in the ABL, a short-lived women's pro league, she took the coaching reins at her high school alma matter.
Kerry CurranA three-time All-Scholastic who finished her illustrious career with nearly 1,800 career points, she led Milton to the 1990 Division 2 title during a stellar senior season in which she led the state in scoring at 34 points per game. As point guard at Boston College during the next 4 years, she became the only player in program history to score 1,500 points while dishing out 500 assists.
Rebecca Lobo She graduated from Southwick High in 1991 with 2,710 points (the most ever for a Bay State high schooler at the time), sparked UConn to an NCAA title as part of a perfect season in 1995, and later starred for five seasons in the WNBA.
Michelle DoonanShe led her 1991 Brockton team, considered the best Bay State girls team ever by many, to an undefeated season including a D1 state crown. After graduating with more than 1,600 points, the Boston Herald Dream Teamer only got better at Division 2 Stonehill, compiling nearly 2,000 points, twice making the Kodak All-American team, and leading the Chieftains to a Final Four appearance.
Carla BerubeThe first Central Mass. girl to record 2,000 career points, her Oxford teams won more than 100 games during her five varsity seasons, including back-to-back state titles in 1992 & 93. Then it was on to UConn, where she was a pivotal part of their perfect season in 1995. She is currently head coach at Division 3 national power Tufts.
Jamila WidemanArchitect of a season so memorable it inspired a best-selling book ("In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle"), she spurred her "Hoop Phi" sisters of Amherst to the 1993 State title during one of the most remarkable post-seasons on record. She went on to become an All-American at Stanford before playing in the WNBA.
Jessica GasparDartmouth's all-time leading scorer with 1,840 career points (accumulated in just 3 seasons), she was a Parade and WBCA All-American as well as the New England region Gatorade Player of the Year in 1995. Despite suffering an ACL injury, she managed to carve out an impressive career at Division 1 North Carolina before moving on to play professionally in Iceland.
Kara Wolters A towering 6-foot-7, she made All-America at Holliston High after finishing with 1,900 points, 1,200 rebounds, and 800 blocks. Later, she was one of three Bay Staters (Berube & Lobo are the others) to lead UConn to a national title. She then went on to play in the WNBA and was part of the U.S. team that won Gold at the 2000 Olympics.
Amy O'BrienA 6-foot lefty who played every position, she led Holy Name to its first Central Mass. sectional title as a junior, then was named the honorary captain of the Telegram & Gazette Super Team as a senior in 1995. She went on to make Academic All-American back-to-back years at D1 Holy Cross, finishing as the program's all-time scoring queen with more than 2,000 points.
Anna KinneMiss clutch for Monument Mountain, she won her second Goodnow Award and was named MBCA & USA Today Player of the Year for Massachusetts in 1996. Then it was on to Holy Cross where she led the Crusaders to three NCAA appearances and sank more threes than anyone in program history.
Katie KerrWith anywhere-in-the-building range, she shot her way to the state scoring title during her junior year, posting a gaudy 34 points-per-game average, then led Marian to the 1996 Division 4 state title, in the process racking up more than 2,300 career points. Then went on to become one of the all-time great 3-point shooters for Division 2 Assumption.
Kelly Van HuisenHaverhill's floor general for their record-setting run of three straight D1 titles, her extraordinary playmaking helped the Hillies amass a mind-blowing 98-5 record from 1994 to 1996. A dogged defender with a tireless work ethic, she made the Globe & Herald Dream Teams as a senior. At UMass she made the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team before suffering ACL tears during the next two years.
Brianne StephersonShe scored more than 2,000 points, handed out over 1,000 assists, and led Masconomet to the 1996 State title during a stellar six-year career that started when she was just a 7th grader. A Blue Chip recruit, she chose to play at BC where she led the Lady Eagles to their first ever NCAA appearance.
Jillian DankerIn addition to helping her Minnechaug team become two-time Division 1 state champions, she surpassed 2,000 career points and was named an All-American during her senior season of 1998. She then went on to become one of the nation's top 3-point shooters while playing at Vanderbilt.
Kerri DownsAfter surpassing the 1,000-point milestone in just 49 games, this scoring machine went on to shatter Everett's scoring records in her next two seasons. She struck for 40-plus points 9 times, led the state in scoring at 31 points a game, and surpassed 2,000 points. Gatorade Player of the Year in 1999, as well as a Herald Dream and Globe Super Teamer, she played at Dartmouth.
Nicole WolffDuring an utterly dominant senior season in 2002 she surpassed the 2,000-point plateau, led Walpole to a State championship, and captained her squad in the McDonald's All-American game. After a promising start at national power UConn, she was saddled with injuries for most of her career.
Lindsay HallionWestwood's all-time scoring leader was the catalyst behind the program's state record 71-game win streak, which included back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 02. She went on to star for fellow Westwood legend Kathy Delaney-Smith at Harvard and then briefly played as a pro in Europe.
Kelsey O'KeefeThe Central Mass. all-time scoring leader with 2,650 career points, her Quaboag teams went 97-4 and claimed the 2004 & 2008 D3 state titles during her extraordinary tenure. She and twin sister Reilly combined to score an amazing 3,799 points.
Carolyn SwordsAfter failing to make her middle school team, she grew to be an imposing 6-foot-6 center who won Gatorade Player of the Year and led Lincoln-Sudbury to a state title in 2007. She then enjoyed a decorated career at BC, where she led the nation in field goal percentage for three straight seasons. She is currently in her second stint in the WNBA.
Felicia BarronSuperb point guard led Springfield Central to the state finals each of her first two seasons, then helped them capture the 2007 D1 title as a junior. For a senior encore, she took Gatorade Player of the Year and won her second Vi Goodnow Award. Despite tearing both ACLs at Quinnipiac, she came back to lead the program to its first NCAA appearance ever during her senior season.
Christine DuffyPoint guard supreme for Archbishop Williams during the school's most dominant four-year stretch, she was the guiding force behind back-to-back state crowns in 2007 & 2008. Selected to the Herald & Globe Super Teams as a senior, she took her game to D2 Southern New Hampshire and led the nation in assists as a senior, graduating as the school's all-time leader in helpers.
Bilqis Abdul-QaadirSporting a gaudy 42-point average as a senior in 2009, the 5-year varsity standout shattered the state scoring record by becoming the first Bay State player to eclipse the 3,000-point mark. She then went to D1 Memphis and was the first in NCAA history to play in a traditional Muslin hijab.
Lauren BattistaThe all-time scoring leader for Oliver Ames, she won Gatorade Player of the Year and led her Tigers to a D2 State title in 2010, then helped Bentley and famed coach Barbara Stevens win their first NCAA championship, making All-American in the process.
Olivia HealyA matchup nightmare, she was a guard who played forward and a forward who played guard. As a junior, her 2012 Reading team ran the table to a D2 state title, eventually extending their win streak to 48 games. The Rockets' all-time scorer with nearly 1,900 points, she won Middlesex League MVP three years running and was named ESPN Boston's inaugural Miss Basketball as a senior.
Nicole BoudreauShe won back-to-back Gatorade Player of the Year awards, scored more than 2,000 career points, and led Andover to three straight Division 1 state titles from 2010 to 2012. Currently a senior at Boston College, she has already scored her 1,000th career point and is steadily climbing up their all-time 3-point shooters list.
Ashley RussellFew players have a resume as impressive as Braintree's point guard extraordinaire. Captain of arguably the best Massachusetts girls team ever, she led her Wamps to consecutive D1 titles in 2014 & 2015, was a two-time League MVP, made the Herald Dream and Globe Super Teams twice, and was the state's Gatorade Player of the Year twice. She will play at Division 1 Penn.

Coach’s Hall of Fame

Oswald TowerA memorable Western Mass. player-coach in the early 1900s, his biggest impact was as national rules interpreter. Among his notable innovations was eliminating the center jump after each score.
Henry McCarthyMIT teacher and coach for 26 years, he put schoolboy basketball on the map by founding the famed Eastern Mass. “Tech” Tournament that ran from 1926 to 1971.
Arthur StaffHis teams captured three Tech titles and a pair of New England crowns in the 1920s & 30s. The first Bay State coach to notch 400 career wins, he was also the first inducted into MBCA Hall of Fame.
Clarence AmiottCalled the single most important individual in Fitchburg High athletics history, he led the Red & Gray to more than 300 wins, including the National High School championship in 1926.
Glenn O’BrienA fixture at Salem High for some four decades, the highlight of his brilliant 400-win career was his undefeated Witch City quintet that won the very first Tech tournament championship in 1926.
Munroe MacLeanHis teams earned nine Tech tournament appearances during his 21 years at Quincy High, wining the Class A crown in 1951. He was included in the MBCA Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1964.
Mel WennerWenner was a winner at Belmont High for more than 30 years, racking up 428 career victories and guiding his school to the Tech tournament championships in 1948 and 1958.
Luke UrbanThe Fall River legend pushed Durfee to the forefront of Bay State schoolboy basketball in the 1940s and 50s. Two decades of dominance produced four Tech and two New England championships.
Bill WiseSkippered Springfield Cathedral to more than 400 wins during a notable 35-year career. Won Western Mass. titles in 1949 and 1954, the latter team coming within a whisker of capturing a New England crown.
Dave MurphyThe longtime Provincetown mentor netted more than 400 victories during his three decades as coach of the fisherman. Among his biggest catchers were the Tech titles in 1946, 1952 and 1964.
Bob DevlinThe first Central Mass. coach to notch 400 wins, his St. John's teams were the envy of Worcester in the 1950s and 60s, an era in which they claimed four Western Mass. titles in 12 years.
Ron PerryCM's basketball founder guided his teams to nearly 300 wins, four Tech titles, a pair of State crowns, and countless New England Catholic championships, all in just over a decade.
Bob LicareNorth Andover rarely lost during his historic 22-year tenure, posting an 80% success rate, putting together a 42-game win streak, and capturing back-to-back State crowns in 1974-75.
Dick LicareHis brilliant career at Central Catholic yielded 447 wins, including the 1999 Division 1 State crown, in just 27 seasons. Along with his dad, the Licares form the only father-son tandem in the Hall.
Kathy Delaney-SmithAfter starting her career with a winless first season, she became known as the Wizard of Westwood after leading the Wolverines to the 1979 state title and a league winning streak that eventually be extended to an astonishing 293 games.
Will HixonEnshrined in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, he turned our 469 wins and a 1970 Tech title while suffering just one losing season during a stellar 30-year career at Andover.
Charlie GallivanOne of the state's high rollers in the 1970s, his Hyde Park teams cap,turned a Tech title in 1970 and a State crown in 1979. In all, his career featured more than 400 wins and lasted 33 years.
Ann Ash ZaleskySt. Peter Marian's first basketball coach won more than her fair share during a brief yet prolific career, compiling nearly 300 victories and capturing the 1984 State championship.
Skip KaramHis 659 wins were a state record when he completed his 35-year career at Durfee. His first championship team claimed Tech and State titles in 1966. Other State titles followed in 1977, 1984, with his 1988-89 squads winning back-to-back crowns.
Vi GoodnowA pioneer who led the movement for a schoolgirl tournament in the 1970s, her teams never missed the post season during her 44 years at Frontier Regional, earning her 633 career wins.
Doug GrutchfieldElected to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame with 588 career wins, the longtime Fitchburg coach qualified his Red Raiders for 28 consecutive tournament appearances.
Sue BrainardShe developed one of the first great girls dynasties at Walpole, winning State titles in 1984 and 1990 before culminating her career with back-to-back crowns in 1994-95.
Mimi HydeMethuen suffered just one losing season during the quarter of a century she patrolled the sidelines. The 1986 and 1999 State titles were the most memorable of her 400-plus career victories.
Jack O'BrienHis abbreviated tenures at Salem and Charlestown were prolific, yielding more than 400 wins, six championship rings, and an unprecedented run of four straight State titles between 2000-03.
Judy SchneiderHer Hanover career spanned the better part of five decades and included more than 400 career wins and a South Shore League winning streak that lasted more than 10 seasons.
Dick GowenHis two successful stints at Quaboag were separated by more than a decade, but both yielded equally impressive results, back-to-back State titles in 1985-86 and two more in 2004 & 2006.
Gerry CunniffHe racked up nearly 500 career wins, most of them while at Bridgewater-Raynham where he guided the girls to an undefeated season and the Division 1 State championship in 1990.
Sandy NelsonPart of the first wave of great female coaches spurred by Title IX, she collected more than 400 victories and a State title while roaming the sidelines at David Prouty for nearly three decades.
Kevin WoelfelThis 400-game winner turned Haverhill into a basketball mecca during the 1980s & 90s, orchestrating one of the most dominant 10-year stretches on record by winning six State titles.
Leo MillerOne of only a handful of Bay State basketball coaches to reach the 600-win plateau, this MBCA Hall of Famer ran the ship at the Cape's Nauset Regional High School for an impressive 41 seasons.
Eddie RodriguesArguably the most successful of New Bedford's many great coaches, he notched 435 career victories between 1980 and 2006, leading the Whalers to consecutive D1 crowns in 1993-94.
Mike GoodlessA four-time Boston Globe and MBCA Coach of the Year, his phenomenal 22-year career at Milton included 300 wins and a pair of State titles. His perfect 1996 club was rated number 1 in all of New England.
Fred LafaveHe coached more than 1,100 games during an astonishing 46-year career that yielded 626 victories at Lenox. He's the only Bay State coach ever to lead both a boys (1974) and girls (1992) team to a State title.
Tom CinellaTalk about gaudy numbers, this legend from Lee has racked up six State championships, 12 finals appearances, 15 sectional crowns, and most of his nearly 500 victories in just two decades.
Jane HeilHer Peabody High teams dominated the North Shore for three decades, winning the 1985 Division 1 crown, dozens of league titles, and more than 500 games during her illustrious tenure.
* Bob FoleyHe's the Winningest coach in New England high school basketball history with more than 800 victories, and counting. Most of his 50-plus seasons have been at St. John's of Shrewsbury, State champs in 2000 and 2009.
Rich GiffordA perennial title contender beginning with his arrival in the early 1990s, his Avon teams made seven Division 4 title appearances, winning four of them. They won three straight from 1997 to 1999.
Bob FariasIntroduced into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, the Lexington legend is a member of the elite 500-victory club, with the most notable of those victories bing the 1978 Division 1 State championship.
Jim DaleyBefore retiring in 2012, he helped his Whitman-Hanson teams win 15 league championships and qualify for the tournament 30 times in 33 seasons. He walked away with 510 career victories.
* Mike PerryWinning his second State title in 2014 (the first came in 1984 - his very first year at the helm), he enters his 36th season at Cardinal Spellman on the cusp on 500 career victories.
* Jim DooldorianOne of the few coaches to be inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame while still actively coaching, his teams have averaged nearly 17 wins per season, earning more than him 400 victories in just 25 years.
* Laney Clement-HolbrookA fixture at Olive Ames since 1976, her 624 career wins is second-best among Bay State girls coaches (she could claim the top spot this season). Her Tigers clawed their way to the Division 2 State title in 2006 and again in 2010.
* Bob FisherCompiling an amazing 587 wins in just 34 seasons, he's qualified every one of his teams for post-season play and guided his 1972 and 2004 Rockland squads to State titles.
Madeline Lannin-CottonHer prolific 28-year career at Rockland resulted in more than 400 career victories, the most significant being the 2000 team's Division 3 State championship.
* Bob HohneOne of the first male coaches to make an impact on the girls game, his Lady Bull Dogs have won some 570 games (most notably the 1998 Division 3 State title) during his 37-year tenure.
* John LeVangieMost of his three decades and 400-plus wins have come on the boys side, but his crowning accomplishments, the 2008 and 2010 Division 4 titles, came as girls coach at Cohasset.
Ed LadleyHis career spanned more than 40 years and included more than 500 wins at Wahconah, the most memorable being his never-say-die team that engineered the greatest comeback in State finals history to cop the D2 crown in 1987.
* Barry FinneronEmbarking on his 42nd season (most of them as varsity girls coach at Holy Name) with more than 600 career victories, he's the winningest girls coach in Central Mass. history.
* Steve BarrettLikely to surpass the 600-win plateau this season, his prolific 35-year career has produced 590 career victories, all at West Bridgewater. He was enshrined in the MBCA Hall of Fame in 2011.