Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2012


  Mary Ann Forbes Burridge
1988 - Field Hockey, Basketball & Softball


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 Nighthawks.

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.

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