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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Lawrence Abare


Every successful team needs a "Bossman." That player who can pick a teammate up by their jockstraps, inspire them through deed and word and refuse to let them lose. Larry Abare is a Bossman.
Larry was a three sport captain at AB, leading in football, basketball and baseball, earning 11 varsity letters. He is very proud to be on the team that went 50-1, winning 4 DCL state titles.
Larry was Coach Maver's Swiss army knife on "O" and "D". As a full time receiver and part time running back, Larry scored 39 career touch downs and 1100 yards receiving. As a hybrid Safety linebacker, Larry made 250 tackles and 9 career interceptions. Pretty good considering everyone ran away from him.
Larry was a Lowell Sun, Boston Globe, Boston Herald All- Scholastic, and a Gridiron Club Super 26 All State player. In hoops, the AB team he was on won 3 DCL titles and went to the Garden in 2001 - 2002 and the North finals in 03 - 04 and 04 - 05. Larry was DCL All Star in 2004.
Larry was an outstanding centerfielder, a menacing base runner and swung a mean bat, earning DCL All Star in 2003. The Yale Bulldogs came calling and Larry picked up where he left off. An LCL injury while playing outside linebacker his junior year ended his season, yet allowed him to play a red shirt year at strong safety.
Larry broke his arm in the 5th game and returned to "The Game" with a cast the size of an anvil. He blocked a kick and recorded 8 tackles playing with 1 arm. Larry finished his Yale career with 208 career tackles, 2 interceptions, with 2 fumble recoveries. The number of tackles is remarkable for a perimeter player who lost time to injury.
Larry was named Yale's special teams player of the year in 2005, All Ivy D-Back in 2006 and 2008, and in 2005 won the team Jordan Oliver Award as Yale player who earned the most respect from his teammates.
Larry is newly married (June 2014) to the lovely Tatiana Patsimas and living in Johnson City, TN, where Larry works for financial services firm Colton, Groome & Co., and Tatiana attends medical school.
To keep his competitive juices flowing, Larry officiates middle school and high school football, basketball and baseball games. Oh yeah, when he has time, Larry tutors student athletes at Eastern Tennessee State University.
Larry's most memorable moment is after each AB football road win, the team sang "Lean On Me". The song itself is about friendship and leaning on one another. "All the victories at AB were great, but this is my most memorable AB moment because it reminds me of all that was and is great about the AB community - namely, the importance of supporting one another and forming friendships that last a lifetime."

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