Before Mary Ann Forbes
Burridge came to Stoneham High School, she excelled in Girls Ice Hockey
which was not offered at SHS. As a goaltender, she played on Pee Wee and
Midget State and National Championship teams.
As a sophomore at SHS, she
had 82 saves in aiding the field hockey team to a 7-7-4 record. She was
also a valuable member of the Middlesex and Division 2 Champion softball
team hitting a game-winning homerun against Wakefield. The team posted a
league record of 16-2.
Her junior year saw her
field hockey efforts spark Stoneham to a tournament berth. As well as
playing goalie, she was the designated penalty stroker scoring four
goals including the winning goal over Reading. She received the coach’s
award as best defensive player. In basketball, she was a leading scorer
and a Middlesex League all star. She was awarded team MVP and selected
as Captain her senior year. Softball saw her as the starting first
baseman, batting .359 with 20 RBI’s. Stoneham won the Middlesex League
and was Division 2 runners up that year.
As Co-Captain of field
hockey in her senior year, Mary Ann had a save percentage of 91.62 and
scored three times as the penalty stroker, finishing as number one
goalie in the league. The team missed the post-season tournament by two
points finishing 7-5-6, losing a key game to 1st place Watertown 1-0.
She had 19 saves in the game.
Her senior softball year saw
her finish with many multiple hit and multiple RBI games. During the
season, she had four doubles, four triples and four homeruns, earning a
Middlesex League All Star selection and sparking the team to another
strong tournament showing. At Stoneham High School, Mary Ann received
nine varsity letters in field hockey, basketball, and softball. She was
also chosen as outstanding female athlete her junior and senior years.
Upon graduation, she was
recruited to play Women’s Professional Ice hockey in Switzerland. She
played many years and won many championships as a team member of the
Mary Ann graduated from
Northeastern University. She works for the Wakefield Public Schools and
lives in Stoneham with her husband Ken and their four children,
Christina, Chelsea, Billy and Jake.