Stoneham High School

High School  І   Town of Stoneham

Athletic Hall of Fame

 
 


Inductees

 

Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2014


 

  David Tropeano Jr
1991 - Golf, Hockey & Baseball

 


 
From the moment he began his Spartan career, Dave Tropeano exhibited a rare combination of character, courage, leadership, and athletic skill on the ice, baseball field and golf course.

During his freshman year in fall of 1987, Dave helped lead the varsity golf team to a league championship playing #4 / #5 all season. That winter, he earned a starting position on the varsity hockey team. He enjoyed an outstanding season highlighted with an assist on the game winning goal to beat Medford in the State Tournament and send the Spartans to the Boston Garden against Woburn.

As a sophomore, Dave and his fellow teammates captured the Middlesex League Hockey championship with a record of 16-1-2. The Spartans were ranked third in the state before a tough defeat to Belmont. In the spring, Dave made the varsity baseball team as the starting second baseman.

Dave continued to develop his hockey skills in the summer of 1989. He was chosen to be a member of the New England Pro-Am Select Under 17 Hockey Team. He played against a Russian Select team and traveled to Czechoslovakia to play against the Czech Select team.
Dave earned the respect of his teammates and was selected as captain of the Spartan Golf Team in the fall of 1989 his junior year. He was also named to Middlesex League All Star Hockey Team for his outstanding skill and unselfish play.

Dave’s coaches and peers valued him highly enough that they elected him captain of the golf, hockey, and baseball teams his senior year. He was named Player of the Year during the golf season. He also earned the Low Medalist in the State Individual Tournament. Dave earned All Star honors during his senior hockey season. As captain of the baseball team, Dave was named to the All Star team. The Spartans were State Runner Up bowing to Westwood in the state Final.

Following his graduation from St. Lawrence University in 1995, where he played football and hockey, Dave continued his association with Stoneham athletics as a coach. From 1995 to 2000, he dedicated himself to working with SHS athletes as an assistant football and winter track coach and volunteer baseball coach. He also was a volunteer hockey coach at Wakefield High School where his dad had coached for many years.
 
Dave and his wife Elizabeth reside in Charlotte, NC. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Meghan (10), Nicole (8), and Lauren (4).
 

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