Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2005



Alice Barry Carberry
Class of 1976 - Field Hockey, Basketball & Track


For some, flashy stats and gaudy titles are the barometer of accomplishment in sporting endeavors, while solid defense and quiet excellence are often overlooked.  If you didn’t pay close attention, you may have missed Alice Barry’s greatness during her time at Stoneham High School.

She was a three-sport athlete at SHS, with legacy of hard work and accomplishment in field hockey, basketball and track during her time as a Lady Spartan.  Barry was an outstanding defensive player in the game of field hockey, sometimes chipping in for the goal but, more often than not, neutralizing the other team’s players and quarterbacking several strong defensive teams at Stoneham High School.

Barry was named the co-captain of both her field hockey and basketball teams during her senior year, and also flashed her defensive skills on the basketball court.  She was presented the “Outstanding Contributor” award during her senior basketball season by former Stoneham high School girls basketball coach Mike Kennedy.

“She was a great student, a terrific athlete, as team-oriented a person as you could ever wand and such a pleasure to coach.  She just worked so hard to succeed at everything she did,” said. Kennedy.

Barry was named to the Middlesex League All-Star team during her senior year of spring track, as she routinely dominated the 80 meter high hurdles, the high jump and the 440 yard race.  Barry accumulated the highest number of individual points (45) on the 1976 women’s track team, and set a record with a then-best high jump of 5 feet at the State Meet.

She was named the “Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year” in 1976 for her accomplishments at Stoneham High School.

She was twice a selection for All-New England in both lacrosse and field hockey at the University of Vermont before being inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1996, and then went on to become the first female to score a perfect 500 on the physical fitness test for the ROTC at Fort Knox in 1980.

Barry married David Carberry, earned a PhD in Ecology in 1991, and now lives with her husband and their three children Scott, Nathan and Caitlan in Puerto Rico.


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