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
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.
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
Sue and Hank raised 4 children in Acton: Scott, Holly, Heather
and Kendra. We submit Sue as an athlete and pioneer in girls'