Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Suzie Fitz-Fredrickson


The 1950s in Acton were no different than in any other small rural towns for girls' sports. The opportunities to participate in sports opened up and Sue Fitz jumped on the opportunity. Along with her fellow Hall of Fame friends and teammates Sylvia Beaudoin (ab), Irene Kazokas (ab), Peg Hebert (ab), Sue shined as a 3 sport athlete excelling in field hockey, basketball and softball.
Her leadership skills were never more evident than on the court as a point guard and the straw that stirred the drink. The '54 -'55 team ran up a 19 - 3 record in the Wachusett League. Stats are hard to come by, so like the Native Americans who roamed the Nashoba Valley, the spoken word told us that Sue Fitz Fredrickson was more than worthy and a true trailblazer for girls' sports in our community. Issy Stearns (ab), coached teams were well oiled and disciplined teams that stressed teamwork and leadership.
Sue was a true leader and brought that leadership quality to an outstanding career in Public Education and volunteerism. Graduating from UConn with a BS in Physical Education and Science Minor, Sue continued her graduate education at Framingham State, Fitchburg State, Tufts and Lesley with teaching certificates in Children with Special Needs and Physical Education. She taught and coached 3 sports at Millis Public Schools, Acton's Merriam School and Lincoln's Brooks Schools for 17 years.
In 1991 Sue & Hank moved to the US Virgin Islands where she took up painting and co-founded the Art Association of St. John. In 2007 Sue & Hank moved back home and now reside in Boxborough where, what else, Sue volunteers at the food pantry, Stow Road Planning Board, and Boxborough Council on Aging.
Sue and Hank raised 4 children in Acton: Scott, Holly, Heather and Kendra. We submit Sue as an athlete and pioneer in girls' athletics.

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