Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School restarts the Athletic Hall of Fame tradition this year with a strong group of eight new members. Inductees were nominated by the public and over fifty nominations were received.
A selection committee reviewed the nominees and selected the following eight new members:
- Joseph Pedro’s commitment to the Tri-County community stretched over three decades. He was a teacher, a coach and an avid supporter of his athletes, students, and colleagues. (Science Teacher 1981 – 2015, Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Junior Varsity Softball Coach),
- Howie King’s tenure at Tri-County included coaching at least one sport in every single year that he was at the school. Three decades of athletes and coaches were mentored by him. (Physical Education Teacher 1977 – 2013, Varsity Volleyball Coach, Freshmen and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Varsity Baseball Coach, Junior Varsity and Varsity Softball Coach),
- William Blenkhorn Class of 1990 as an Auto Body Repair Major. Bill led by example in his dedication to his teams and his humility and sportsmanship. He worked with his peers to resurrect the wrestling team and epitomized the characteristics of a captain. (Soccer 1988 – 1989, Wrestling 1989 – 1990, Baseball 1988, Outdoor Track and Field 1989 – 1990),
- Jennifer (Estey) Lewis Class of 1997 in the Nursing Major. In track, Jen ran circles around her competitors, won a plethora of races, set numerous course records, earned several League All-Star and MVP awards, and she also led the Girls Basketball team in scoring several seasons. (Cross Country 1993 – 1996, Basketball 1994 – 1997, Outdoor Track and Field 1994 – 1997),
- Matthew Udell Class of 2002 in the HVAC&R Career Major. Matthew shone brightest on the diamond, hitting one of the longest home runs in TC history and compiling a .396 career batting average. He was a two-time Mayflower Athletic Conference MVP in baseball and was an All-Star numerous times. (Soccer 1998 – 2001, Wrestling 1999 – 2002, Baseball 1999 – 2002),
- Michael Cavanaugh Class of 2009 from Plumbing. Mike tallied 245 career goals and 137 assists, which are both school records that his former Coach doubts will ever be broken. On the mat, his record is equally impressive, as he finished fifth in the sectionals as a junior and second as a senior. (Football 2006, Wrestling 2006 – 2009, Lacrosse 2006 – 2009)
- Molly Marcotte Class of 2012 as a Plumbing Major. Molly was a league All-Star numerous times in both Softball and Volleyball. She was a leader who energized her teammates and demonstrated a dedication to honing her skills every day both at practice and in competitions and encouraged others to do the same. She made everyone around her better, and her teams excelled because of it. (Volleyball 2008 – 2011, Basketball 2009 – 2010, Softball 2009 – 2012)
- Morgan Gould Class of 2016 from Medical Careers. Morgan’s physical gifts and intellectual prowess drove her to be the best athlete possible no matter the task, and no matter the opponent. One of her coaches said “she was the most tenacious athlete that I ever coached; male or female.” (Volleyball 2012 – 2015, Basketball 2013 – 2016, Softball 2013, Boys Lacrosse 2014, Outdoor Track and Field 2015 – 2016).
The new members will be inducted on April 12th at Tri-County RVHS at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA at 6:00 PM.
The ceremony is open to the public and will include dinner. Tickets can be purchased on the Tri-County website for $25.
“We look forward to restarting the tradition and welcoming new inductees every two years. The Hall of Fame is an excellent way to recognize stellar athletes and the dedicated individuals who helped them succeed,” said Sara Martin, Director of Athletics at Tri-County.