Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Laraine Moland

Class of 1965

  How many athletes are four-year varsity starters in three different sports? Field hockey, basketball and softball were the sports she chose to shine her many abilities. Despite serious physical set backs in the course of her high school athletic career, Laraine persevered a and excelled on field and court. Laraine's leadership and enthusiasm contributed mightily to many of her team's championship seasons with Coach Isadore Stearns at the helm. Is it a surprise that the leadership abilities that manifested it selves at Acton Boxboro would take her in the field of education as teacher and coach. Attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she earned a BA in Government and a Masters Degree in History from Southern Connecticut State University. Laraine has coached middle school girls basketball but in recent years, has given that up to attend her own children's sporting events. In 1991, Laraine was named Teacher of the Year in Clinton, Connecticut and was a Finalist for the Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Award. Laraine's fondest memories at AB are her teammates, especially her two sisters Margaret (AB'63) and Jeanne (AB '67), and her coach Ms. Stearns, who went beyond the fundamentals to teach teamwork and determination. She especially remembers her mom, sitting in the bleachers at every game for all three sports, home and away. Laraine resides in Clinton, Connecticut with her husband Jack. They are most proud of their three grown children and their two- year-old twin grandsons. No less of a source that AB Hall of Famer and legendary coach Issy Stearns, calls Laraine Moland, "the most positive person I have ever coached

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