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Athletic Hall of Fame





Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2010


  1980 Softball Team
1st Softball Team to make post-season play - Middlesex League Champions!


When Dick Burnhamís 1980 softball team stunned the Middlesex League by comprising a 17-1 record and capturing the Middlesex League title, few people may have realized that it would be the beginning of a Stoneham softball dynasty.

Led by All Stars Joanne Marrone, Tracey Marks, Karen Uva and Maureen Noone, the squad would become the first Stoneham softball team ever to qualify for the State Tournament.  

Marrone was the batting star for the team, leading in average (.419), doubles (5), home runs (4) and tying with Noone and Kathy DeMarco with two triples. Uva, a junior, pitched in 17 of the teamís 18 regular season games, compiling a 14-1 record. Marks batted .289 and gracefully patrolled centerfield. Noone, also a junior, was so dominant at short and batting .362 that she was voted an All Star by Middlesex league coaches despite being lost after thirteen games due to a broken collarbone from an on-field collision.

Cheryl Titcomb handled the second base duties, while DeMarco anchored at first. When Noone went down, Michelle Figucia moved from third to shortstop with ease, while Barbara Luther took over at the hot corner. Carol McKenzie and Joan Fallon handled the corner outfield positions, while Lisa Whitcomb and Elaine Murphy were the primary designated hitters, with Virginia Marquad seeing some time there as well.

The team won their first tournament game against Masco, preserving the victory on a 9-2-6 double play to end the game. They went on to the next round losing a heartbreaker to Billerica 10-9 in 10 innings.

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