Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2016

  Frank Simonetti
1980 Soccer, Hockey & Outdoor Track


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.

Four 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.


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