As a freshman, Colleen was a
three-sport athlete. She was a member of the varsity team in soccer,
basketball, and outdoor track, garnering 12 varsity letters. At the end
of her freshman year, she was bestowed the Ruth Timpone Award for
outstanding freshman female athlete.
Her first love was soccer
where she was named a Captain her senior year. Colleen continually
worked on her soccer skills to improve both herself and the team. In a
game against Watertown, she scored two unassisted goals on corner kicks.
She was named Outstanding Offensive Player three years and MVP as a
senior. She still holds the girls all-time scoring record in soccer with
over 25 goals and was named a Middlesex League All Star her senior year.
Colleen transferred her
scoring talents from the soccer field to the basketball court where she
was a four-year starter. Her forte was the three-point shot. As a
junior, she beat out Woburn’s all-time leading scorer to win the
Middlesex League three-point shooting contest. She was named a Captain
her senior year and voted a Middlesex League All Star. Her coach, Deb
Deacon, said that, “Colleen was an incredible leader, both on and off
Colleen’s outdoor track
career began by running the mile. As a junior, she was a member of the 4
x 1600 relay team that still holds the record at Stoneham High with a
time of 22:51:3. Working her way through Stoneham’s Little League
Baseball and Senior Girls Softball programs, Colleen developed a strong
throwing arm which brought her to the javelin, where she was named a
Middlesex League All Star as a senior. Colleen was a member of the 1999
State Champion Class C Track Team. Her senior class voted her Most
While at Stoneham High
School, Colleen also coached Stoneham Youth Basketball for three years.
During her tenure as a coach, she led her girls to a Town Championship.
Attaining this championship was a most rewarding experience for Colleen
as she was able to bring her athletic abilities and leadership skills to
another generation of athletes who were able to achieve success. Over
these three years, the girls looked up to Colleen and attended many of
her high school games.
Colleen attended Colby College where she was a member of the varsity
soccer and outdoor track teams. An ACL tear resulted in Colleen giving
up soccer and track her senior year.
After Colby College, Colleen
graduated Tulane University’s School of Law in New Orleans and is
currently a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C., where she makes her