P.O. Box 968
Easton, MA 02334

Oliver Ames High School
Athletic Hall of Fame

CLASS of 2007

ATHLETES

MICHAEL BUMPUS, 1986

In that Mike Bumpus was one of the most highly recruited prep football lineman in the nation, what sometimes is not noted is that he was a state champion and All American in the shot put for the Tigers, and he started in the pivot three straight years for the OA hoops team, with the Orange and Black winning the league crown every year. Mike was All Hockomock in basketball his senior year. Suitors for his services included some of the most prominent and successful collegiate football powers. Mike chose Boston College. At BC, Mike started three years; he was named Freshman All American, and as a senior was selected All New England and All Eastern Independent. Mike’s older brother, Jim, was inducted last year into the OAHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

BRIDGETT CASEY, 1988

Like her father, Wayne, a member of the OAHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Bridgett Casey played a leadership and highly valuable role for the Tigers on the court and the diamond. In basketball at the guard position, Bridgett made two All Hockomock teams and was selected Enterprise All Scholastic; she was a captain as a senior. In softball, Bridgett played second base, started varsity for four years, and made three All Hockomock teams and one Enterprise All Scholastic team. As a senior, Bridgett was a captain and batted .538 with three doubles, three triples, 15 runs batted in, 30 runs scored, and 27 stolen bases. Bridgett attended Bryant College on an athletic scholarship and continued to stand out. In hoops, she lettered four years, scored 1000 points, and as a senior was a team captain and Northeast-10 All Conference. Bridgett started four years in softball, twice made Northeast-10 All Conference, and was a team captain as a senior.

 

CRAIG CHARRON, 1986

Craig Charron has a bit of athletic excellence in his lineage. He is the younger brother of OAHS Athletic Hall of Famer Ann-Margaret Charron, the grandson of OAHS Athletic Hall of Famer Don Craig, and the nephew of OAHS Athletic Hall of Famers Dan and Jim Craig. But he did all right on his own. He started skating on Holmes Pond in North Easton, and as a Tiger became one of the best offensive prep hockey players in state history. While playing for the University of Lowell in the highly competitive Hockey East, he was a star; he was voted the “Best Stickhandler Award” by the league coaches and led ULowell in scoring and was the team captain as senior. Craig played professionally in the American Hockey League (AHL) for almost 20 years. A fan favorite, Craig was a leading AHL scorer for several seasons and was named to multiple league all star teams.

 

MARION (DUKEMAN) HOUSER, 1987

When she was a senior at OA, USA Today selected Marion Dukeman as the “Most Versatile” high school female athlete in Massachusetts. In field hockey, Marion made All Hockomock, All Enterprise and Boston Herald All Scholastic teams; she captained the Tigers as a senior. In hoops, Marion was the first 1000 point scorer in school history, and was named All Hockomock, All Enterprise, Boston Globe All Scholastic, Boston Herald All Scholastic, and USA Today Honorable Mention All American. In softball, Marion was selected to All Hockomock, All Enterprise, Boston Globe All Scholastic, and Boston Herald All Scholastic teams. Marion went on a full athletic scholarship for basketball to Boston University where she played on two Seaboard Conference championship teams, and as senior was named All Conference and MVP of her team.

 

CAROLYN (FEODOROFF) O’ROURKE, 1991

Carolyn Feodoroff starred on the field and on the court for OA. Carolyn started varsity soccer for four years at OA, and as a goalie registered more than 30 shutouts. She was on the first Tiger soccer squad to win the EMass divisional South Sectional. Carolyn was All Hockomock as a senior. A shooting guard in hoops, she played varsity for four years and was a 1000 point scorer. Carolyn made All Hockomock and Enterprise All Scholastic as a junior and senior; she was named Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic as senior. Carolyn was a captain of the OA hoops team her senior year when it made it to the Division II EMass South Sectional Final.

 

REBECCA (HANSON) CHENARD, 1990

Rebecca Hanson did big things in the post for the OA Tigers basketball team. She was a two-time Enterprise All Scholastic, and was named All Hockomock. Rebecca co-captained the Tigers as a senior. She received a scholarship to play basketball at Pace University where she was outstanding, scoring 1000 points and pulling down 1000 rebounds, earning Kodak Div. II All American Honorable Mention status, and being named to the All New York Collegiate Athletic Conference first team. She set a NCAA Division II mark for most blocked shots in a season and a Pace Setter career record in that category. Rebecca was a senior co-captain and in 1993 was named Pace University’s Female Athlete of the Year. In 2004, Rebecca was inducted into the Pace University Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

MICHAEL IVANOSKI, 1991

Mike Ivanoski is the son and younger brother of two of the toughest to wear the OA football uniform. Mike kept up the tradition. He played tailback and linebacker, and made two All Hockomock and two Enterprise All Scholastic teams. Mike was a captain for both the football and basketball teams as a senior. Following high school, he prepped for a year at Maine Central Institute where he was selected the defensive MVP of the football team. Mike accepted a full scholarship to play for Northeastern University. He recovered from a bad knee injury as freshman, and went on to start at outside linebacker for the Huskies as sophomore, junior, and senior.

 

ENIS (LARSON) ALMQUIST, 1929

Enie Larson was a force for OA, in field hockey and basketball. In the early part of the 1900s, when OA was a power in girls’ hoops, Enie, a forward, was widely rated as one of the best prep players in New England. She was a primary reason that the 1928-29 OA squad made it to the state final game where, playing without starting center Sonya “Sunny” Carlson (ill with food poisoning), it lost, 31-28, to Malden. In that game, playing under rules that permitted only forwards to shoot, Enie scored 26 of OA’s 28 points. Following high school, Enie became a nationally ranked high jumper and played on a YMCA team that won a New England championship.

 

MATTHEW A. MCCLAIN, 1989

Matt McClain could light it up. OA basketball coaching legend and future OA Hall of Fame inductee Willy Nixon must have figured on this when Matt scored 53 points in an Easton Church League game. As a Tiger, the lanky and heads-up shooting guard and floor general scored 1,234 points in three seasons. Matt averaged 26.5 points per game as a senior, and had a game high that season of 41 points against New Bedford. The National Honor Society member and class vice president was a Boston Globe All Scholastic second team selection, and a two time Enterprise All Scholastic and All Hockomock. He led the Tigers in scoring as a junior and senior, with

OA winning the league crown both those years. Named a Massachusetts First Team All Academic, Matt went on to Harvard University where he had a solid career for the Crimson hoops squad.

 

KERRY (McLAUGHLIN) BOURNE, 1990

At OA, Kerry McLaughlin earned multiple letters in field hockey, basketball, and track & field; in field hockey as a senior she was a team co-captain and All Hockomock. OA coaching legend and OAHS Athletic Hall of Famer Sue Rivard believes though that Kerry did not receive the acclaim she was due in high school. Well, Kerry garnered lots of acclaim in college. She started four years in field hockey at Babson College, was the team MVP for three years, a league all star for three years, a regional All American as a senior, and in 1994 was voted the Babson College Student Athlete of the Year. Kerry was a team captain as a junior and senior, and in the fall of 1993 she played in the North/South Senior All Star Game at Rutgers University.

 

BRAD MULLAHY, 1988

Brad Mullahy continued the Oliver Ames legacy of excellence in the ice hockey goalie net. As a senior, he was a team captain and Boston Globe All Scholastic. Brad was an Enterprise All Scholastic and All Hockomock selection as a junior and senior. He received a full scholarship to play for Providence College. Brad starred as a Friar, making an All Hockey East team and was selected several times as Hockey East Player of the Week. His sophomore year, he was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL. Following graduation from Providence College, Brad played in the NHL minor league system for four years, including a season with the Raleigh Icecaps when he was selected In 1994 All East Coast Hockey League and team MVP.

 

HELEN O’NEIL, 1929

In reporting on the state high school girls’ basketball tournament of 1929, the Brockton Enterprise described Helen “Red” O’Neil as “New England’s best guard.” As well, the Brockton Enterprise reported that “some older residents of the town who are sports fans claim that Miss O’Neil is one of the best girl athletes to be produced in this town.” Helen also played field hockey for OA. Helen could play and was a tough guard who put her team in position to knock off Malden for the state title even though Sunny Carlson did not take the floor.

 

PATRICK RICHARDSON, 1991

Pat Richardson scored 1000 points for the Tigers hoops program and ranks with the best post players in the school’s history. As a senior, he was named to the Boston Globe All Scholastic second team; he was twice named All Hockomock and Enterprise All Scholastic, and led the Hockomock in scoring as a senior. His senior season per game averages were 24 points scoring, 12.5 rebounds, and six blocks. He member of the National Honor Society, he was selected First Team Academic All State. He went on to play at Tufts University, but a severe case of mononucleosis ended his competitive hoops career.

 

JERAY SADBERRY, 1989

The fastest 100 yard/meter runner in OA history? It just might be Jeray Sadberry. In athletics, he did a lot of other things well also. Jeray was arguably the best prep sprinter in Massachusetts his senior year, and was named to the Boston Globe All Scholastic Spring Track & Field Team in the 110-yard high hurdles. His top performances in the sprints in high school were 10.5 for 100 meters, 22.4 for 200 meters, and 14.0 for the 110-yard high hurdles. Jeray was a two-time letterman in basketball; he was a team co-captain and All Hockomock selection as a senior, averaging 15.3 points per game. Of course, with his exceptional speed, agility, and smarts, he was terror at wide receiver for the Tigers football team. Northeastern University took notice and offered Jeray a full athletic scholarship to catch passes for the Huskies. He had a successful career at NU, lettering three seasons.

 

TIMOTHY SHENK, 1986

Tim Shenk, a hard-nosed and versatile all around athlete for the Tigers was an All Hockomock and Enterprise All Scholastic in football as a fullback. His best sport though was hockey. Among the top prep hockey players in America, Tim started for OA his freshman year on and made four consecutive All Hockomock teams. Tim was named to two Boston Herald All Scholastic teams and was second team Boston Globe All Scholastic as a junior and first team Boston Globe All Scholastic as a senior. Tim was selected to multiple Hockey Night in Boston all star squads. Boston College won the recruiting war, and Tim accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend BC.

 

THOMAS SMITH, 1985

Tom Smith was a star athlete in high school; he was even better in college. As a lineman for the Tigers, Tom co-captained the team his senior year, was the team MVP, and was named All Hockomock and Enterprise All Scholastic. He was picked to represent the South in the Shriners Football Classic. Tom set the school record in the discus throw, and won a New England championship in the event as a junior. Among the many colleges recruiting Tom for football, he chose the College of the Holy Cross and accepted a full scholarship to play for the Crusaders. As a defensive end for HC, Tom was dominant. He was a four-year letterman. His senior year, a team co-captain, he was named First Team NCAA 1AA All American, First Team All ECAC, First Team All New England, and First Team All Patriot League. Tom still holds the Holy Cross career quarterback sacks mark with 34. Tom’s older brothers, Steve, Mike, and Dennis all stood out on the gridiron for the Tigers and at Norwich University in Vermont.

 

CURTIS WILLIAMS, 1985

In just about any discussion as to who you would select for your all time OA boys’ basketball team starting five, three players are on the list: Craig Watts at center, Artie Wilde at shooting guard, and Curtis Williams at forward. Curtis played center for the Tigers, and made Honorable Mention All America and Boston Globe All Scholastic as a senior. His senior year he averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game; he dropped 44 points on Duxbury in the state tournament. At Allegheny Community College, he was a First Team All National Junior College Athletic Association All American. He went to the University of Virginia on a full athletic scholarship, and was a valuable player off the bench for the Cavaliers. As a junior, he led the team in field goal percentage at 56.8 (75 for 132) and free throw percentage at 74.6. His career high single game scoring as a Cavalier was 15 points against Wake Forest. Curtis went six for six from the field in a game against the University of North Carolina.

 

TEAM

1950 FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

Many years prior to girl high school athletes being provided even close to the opportunities afforded prep boy athletes, the 1950 Oliver Ames girls’ field hockey team was a rare collection of competitors and athletes that finished a season undefeated and unscored upon. Indeed, individually, the coach of the team, Betty Barrows, is in the OAHS Athletic Hall of Fame, as are four of its members: Alice (Maliff) DeCouto, Martha (MacAfee) Gomes, Patricia Buckingham, and Anna (Tracey) Lordan. Co-captains of the squad were Jane Ericson and Jean Johnson. Other players on the undefeated and untied contingent were Diane Reynolds, Lorraine Carroll, Mona Bellows, Shirley Carroll, Joan Mason, Frances Farnsworth, Theresa Correia, and team manager Ann Mathers.