The Carr family legacy within the Stoneham High
School sports scene is well-established and former volleyball, indoor
track and softball star Kelley Carr was among the best. Carr’s sister
Christine, father Bob and two of her uncles were all named
All-Scholastic athletes during their amateur sports careers, so it was
no surprise that Kelley distinguished herself in three separate sports.
Carr was a dominant volleyball player who garnered
North Shore League MVP honors and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic nod
during her senior campaign. She led the Lady Spartans to a league title
while rating at the top in nearly every statistical category.
Carr was the captain her senior season and was a
two-time North Shore League All-Star for a highly successful Lady
Spartan volleyball program. Carr’s powerful serve made her an ace
waiting to happen on the hardwood, and the SHS star’s sheer physical
strength also made her a standout in the shot-put during the winter
Carr is probably most vividly remembered, however,
for her four-year stint as the catcher and leader on the Stoneham High
School girls’ softball squad. The SHS backstop was a starter from the
time she walked onto the SHS softball field, and earned Globe
All-Scholastic honors in both her junior and senior seasons. Carr led
the team in nearly every offensive category during her junior and senior
campaigns – including a junior season that saw her hit .381 with a pair
of home runs and 21 RBIs – while adroitly catching little sister and
fellow SHS Hall of Famer Christine.
The older Carr sibling memorably caught both of
Christine’s back-to-back no-hitters during their 1988 tournament run,
and was a Middlesex All-Star selection in both her junior and senior
Carr played a season of softball at the University
of Massachusetts following her storied three-sport career at Stoneham
High. She is an accountant and resides in Lowell.