Frank Simonetti participated in track,
soccer, and hockey at Stoneham High School. A good athlete among many
good athletes Frank had to work hard and wait his opportunity.
Frank was described by his coaches as a great kid, talented and hard
working. After being brought up to the hockey team half way through his
junior year, Frank’s impact was so noted that he missed by one vote
being named an All Star by the Middlesex League Coaches. Frank was an
accomplished javelin thrower on the Boy’s Track and Field Teams both his
junior and senior years.
As a senior member of the soccer team
described as “one of the most skilled teams to play for Stoneham High
School,” Frank was named Honorable Mention in the League All Star
balloting as a defensive back. Frank’s chip shot led to an assist in a
2-1 Stoneham win, the first victory in 11 years over a traditionally
outstanding Lexington program.
Frank was a member of the record
setting, best ever winning hockey team at Stoneham with a league record
of 16-1-1. Frank was one of only four league defensemen selected to the
Middlesex League All Conference Team. At the Booster’s Banquet the team
was recognized for their record setting season as Frank was awarded the
“Most Valuable Player Trophy.” At Norwich University Frank built upon
his hard work and success at Stoneham High School as he captained the
11-3-1 soccer team to an ECAC Playoff berth.
Frank, an assistant
captain on the hockey team led Norwich to the ECAC playoffs and was
named an All-American becoming Norwich’s all-time leading scorer among
defensemen. Frank was recipient of the Garrity Award as his class’s
outstanding scholar-athlete. In 1994 Frank was selected to the Norwich
University Athletic Hall of Fame for soccer and hockey.
years after donning the uniforms of both Stoneham High School and
Norwich University Frank suited up once again, this time for the Boston
Bruins. Frank went on to play 115 games for the Bruins over four seasons
in addition to playing in 12 playoff games.
Today Frank plays
for the Bruins Alumni Hockey Team which has helped raise over 10 million
dollars for New England Charities. Frank also rides on the Boston Bruins
Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) bike team raising money for Dana Farber.