Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Darby Colleton White


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 1982.
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 prospect.
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 Dunstable, MA.
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."

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