Tip your derby to Darby Colleton, another inductee with a
pedigree of a three sport standout. Long before Darby hit the
high school, you could see Darby's passion and athleticism on
the playgrounds of Acton.
A rare 12 letter recipient, Darby delivered on field and court
playing field hockey (co-captain), basketball and softball.
Darby shined on the field hockey pitch, attaining All Star status
from 1979 - 1981. She was the team MVP and was a Lowell
Sun All Star for 2 years and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic.
In addition, Darby was chosen to attend the United States
Olympic training camp at Westfield State College.
Darby played four years of basketball for Coach Paul
McDermott (ab), making the All Star team her senior year in
In softball Darby lit up the diamond. A 3 year DCL All Star
and Lowell Sun All Star her junior and senior years, Darby
possesses a career batting average of just over .400. Her
senior year, Darby was rated the State's 5th highest high school
Darby was voted outstanding female athlete of the class of '82.
Darby was offered a full ride scholarship from Ball State
University (Indiana) for field hockey.
Darby chose the
road less traveled and went into the business world in the
swimming pool industry. In 1993 Darby and her husband Peter
incorporated Aquatime Pools and Spas located in Hudson, NH,
a full time service business and retail store.
Darby has 2 children, Taylor and Peter, and resides in
Darby's most memorable time at AB is the competition and
friendships that were built in those high school years. "There is
nothing like being a part of a sports team, sharing in the glory
and the defeat. If I had the chance to relive those four years I
would do it all over again."