Stoneham High School Class of 1991 graduate Michele Gagne used her
5-foot-11 athletic frame to excel in field hockey and track and field.
Gagne was a three time Middlesex League All-Star leading the SHS
field hockey team in scoring during her junior and senior seasons, and
finished sixth in the state in scoring her senior season with a total of
16 goals and 5 assists.
Gagne helped lead the Lady Spartans to three straight tournament
appearances under coach Cindy Carbone. We used to call her the magnet
because she could stick-handle, dodge and score anywhere and anytime,
Gagne also was a standout during the winter track season, garnering
Co-MVP Middlesex League honors in her senior season with dominant
performances in the shot put, 300 meters, and as part of the one mile
relay team. At a State Meet, Gagne achieved her personal best throw of
31 and 11 3/4.
During the spring, Gagne again was Co-MVP of the Middlesex League and
went undefeated in both the 300 meter hurdles and shot put, while also
excelling in the 220 meter dash. Gagne was named a two-time Middlesex
League All-Star in the spring, and helped lead an undefeated Middlesex
League champion squad her senior season. Gagne surpassed hr winter shot
put feat with a new personal record of 32 and 4 1/2.
For her career achievements, Gagne was named the SHS Blanket Award
winner, given to the boy and girl athletes who accumulate the most
varsity letters. Gagne attended Holy Cross after graduating from
Stoneham High School and broke the Crusaders single season record with
19 goals scored, allowing the two-time All-American and Patriot League
Player of the year to finish with 48 career goals.
Michele and her
husband, Jason, reside with their two children, Paul and Will, in
Ipswich. Michele is the Director of Annual Fundraising for Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston.