Archbishop Williams Student-Athletes Present Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

BRAINTREE––Archbishop Williams High School inducted eight outstanding former student athletes into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony held on 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,” said Dennis M. Duggan Jr., Esq, AWHS President. “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

Paul Forbes, Class of 1980––Basketball

Timothy Marshall, Class of 1981––Hockey

Christopher MacDonald, Class of 1992––Baseball

David Burke, Class of 2005–– Soccer                                         

John (Jack) Healey––Contributor

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.”