Stoneham High School

High School  І   Town of Stoneham

Athletic Hall of Fame

 
 


Inductees

 

Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2012


 
 

  Meg Gebhard-Trant
1984 - Volleyball, Basketball & Softball

 


At a young age, Meg Gebhard-Trant had a seasoned approach to any game that did not go unnoticed. At Stoneham High she was a three-sport athlete. The varsity letters began accumulating her sophomore year, and by the time she graduated from Stoneham High School in 1984, she had nine varsity letters.

Meg played volleyball effortlessly. She was a great defensive player, a natural server, and a successful attacker. Stoneham played best with Meg in position. In difficult matches Meg would make numerous sprawls and diving saves to dig balls. She left the opposition completely frustrated. In her junior and senior year she was chosen to the all-star team.

In addition, Meg was a phenomenal softball player, but she will tell you she loved basketball. Meg, who always sported number 20, was captain of the 1984 girls’ basketball team. Her talent, hard work, and the team’s ability had Stoneham tied for second in the Middlesex League. Meg took her team all the way to the semifinals of the Division II North accumulating 18 wins. This performance gave Meg the honor of MVP and another league all-star spot.

Her move to the softball diamond was effortless. Under the direction of legendary coach and Hall-of-Famer Dick Burnham, Stoneham met a tough opponent in Melrose. At this game, The Stoneham Independent reports, “Actually it was close to the Meg Gebhard show, as the classy Stoneham shortstop delivered a perfect 3 for 3, including a single, double, and grand slam homerun. All in all seven runs batted in and flawless in the field.” Meg’s outstanding performance got the notice of The Boston Globe. “A grand slam in a 15-5 rout. The shortstop went 6 for 7 including a double knocking in 8 runs. There was no error in 12 chances.” The performance landed her another award as outstanding student of the month by the Stoneham Women’s Club.

It was not only her individual accomplishments but also her ability to be a team player. She possessed depth of skill and character. Meg was named a Middlesex League All Star in basketball her junior and senior years, and an All Star in volleyball and softball as a senior. She was bestowed the coveted “blanket award” for outstanding female athlete her senior year.

Meg still lives in Stoneham, is married to Daniel Trant, and is the mother of three girls. You can see her daughters playing sports around town sporting number 20.
 

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