How pleased do you think Girls Basketball Coach Paul
McDermott (ab) and Softball Coach Steve Desy (current AB
Athletic Director) were when a gifted 5'11" sophomore showed
up on campus after a frosh year at a Private School? That
lanky sophomore was the answer to their prayers as she turned
into a two sport All-Scholastic.
On the hardwood, Rachel could run, post up, dribble drive,
shoot and rebound. She averaged, over her high school career,
14 points and 10 rebounds per game. These accomplishments
garnered her All League honors 2 times and Lowell Sun and
Boston Herald All-Scholastic recognition. Rachel was the vital
cog that turned the engine on a very successful 17-3 season.
Her basketball prowess was rewarded with a Scholarship to St.
Anselm College where she continued to score and rebound in
double digits. Rachel's 1990-91 Women's St. A's Lady Hawks
team was voted into the St. A's Hall of Fame in 2006.
As good as Rachel was in hoop, she was arguably better with
a bat and ball. Softball siren song would bring Rachel to the
diamond in the spring. She excelled as a power hitting and
smooth fielding first baseman. Rachel had a lifetime average
over .440 and boasted a .530 average her senior campaign.
Rachel was a 3 time All League selection and a Boston Globe,
Boston Herald and Lowell Sun All Scholastic.
Though not be able to attend this evening due to a family
commitment, Rachel gives her best to her Teammates and
the Acton-Boxborough community. Rachel resides in North
Carolina with her husband Joe and their 3 very active boys
taking after their Mom.