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Northeast Metro Tech Student-Athletes Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Those who were inducted into the Northeast Metro Tech Athletic Hall of Fame stand together for a group photo on Wednesday, Aug. 9. (Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech)

WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to announce that 14 Northeast Metro Tech alumni were inducted into the Northeast Metro Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, Northeast Metro Tech held its bi-annual induction into the Hall of Fame, recognizing the contributions of 14 alumni who graduated from 1981 to 2011 and excelled in sports. 

Established in 2015, Northeast’s Hall of Fame recognizes and honors past athletes, coaches, individuals, and teams who made outstanding contributions that brought pride and distinction to the athletic program.

“We celebrate not only the individual achievements of these fourteen remarkable individuals, but also the collective spirit of excellence that resonates throughout Northeast Metro Tech,” said Joe Papagni, who emceed the induction ceremony. “They have not only raised the bar for excellence, but have also inspired countless others to dream big, strive for greatness, and embrace the values we hold dear at Northeast Metro Tech.”

“As an alumna of Northeast who is also now an educator, it meant a lot to me to receive the Hall of Fame award,” said Justien Martin. “Knowing that a picture of me will forever be displayed at Northeast, and that students will walk by and possibly see themselves in the same place one day, makes me feel great. Northeast is such a special place, and I am happy to be a part of its history.”

Frank Muse, who worked as a teacher and hockey coach at the school for four decades, said this year’s induction ceremony was the first to be held in person since before the COVID-19 pandemic. He said seeing the Hall of Fame plaques and championship banners on the walls of the school can help motivate and give goals to students who walk the hallways today.

“This is just something that’s good for the school and certainly good for the people who get recognized. Teachers like to see the kids get recognized, even though some of the inductees aren’t really kids anymore,” Muse said. 

The inductees are: 

  • Mary Jo Matthews, Class of 1981 – Field Hockey – Basketball
  • John Vater, Class of 1987 – Hockey
  • John Lundy, Class of 1987 – Hockey
  • Brian Capistran, Class of 1989 – Hockey
  • Todd Stead, Class of 1989 – Hockey
  • Billy Noyes, Class of 2006 – Football – Basketball – Baseball
  • Bryan Rose, Class of 2007 – Football – Hockey – Lacrosse
  • Paul Shaughnessy, Class of 2007 – Football – Basketball
  • Justien Martin, Class of 2008 – Soccer – Basketball -Track
  • Kaitlyn Aucoin, Class of 2009 – Soccer – Basketball
  • David Papagni, Class of 2009 – Hockey – Baseball
  • Zack Allen, Class of 2010 – Football – Hockey
  • Mike Cross, Class of 2011 – Football – Hockey – Baseball
  • JP O’Connell, Class of 2011 – Football – Lacrosse

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