Class of 1989
Truly the girl for all seasons, how about the fall? While slinging the stick for the AB Girls Field Hockey team, Jess was a two-time DCL All-star, a Lowell Sun All-Scholastic, leading her team to two DCL Championships in '86 and '87, including two North Sectional Final appearances winning it in 1987, in a four overtime victory in which she scored both goals.
What about winter? On the hardwood floor, Jess was a two-time DCL All-star, a Lowell Sun All-scholastic and McDonald's Channel 56 Player of the Week. Jess terrorized her opponents with an aggressive countenance on both defense and offense averaging 19 points-per-game her senior season.
In the spring, Jess was a three-time DCL All-star in softball, a two-time Lowell Sun All-scholastic and a Boston Globe All-scholastic. If you think David Ortiz strikes fear into the heart of opposing pitchers, think of what AB's softball adversaries thought when they saw Jess step to the plate her senior season wielding a 630 batting average.
Jessica won 10 varsity letters and participated in 10 post season tournaments. More importantly her teammates thought enough of Jess's leadership to elect her captain of all three sports. Jessica had earned the honor of being considered one of the finest all-time AB athletes in Acton Boxboro annals.
Upon graduation, Jess went to UMASS Amherst on a field hockey scholarship. A catastrophic knee injury ended her field hockey careerůso ů a determined Ms. Gould walked on to the UMASS Women's Basketball team, and made it.
Jess' most memorable moments at AB are more about the people than the plays. But she did enjoy driving from 50 yards out for the winning goal against arch-rival Lincoln Sudbury at LS. Jess lives in Lowell, is Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at AB and works as the Program Manager at the Boston Sports Club in Lynnfield. Jessica joins her father, Harry Gould, as a rare father-daughter AB Hall of Fame tandem.