Gilles Baillargeon ’51 was named an All-State Baseball, Football, and Hockey Player and was the recipient of the Captain Henry L. Smith, A.C. Foundation Medal awarded to the best Mount student-athlete. Gil was noted for his skill to throw the “aerial football bomb” and for his performances in the annual Thanksgiving Day football games against arch-rival Woonsocket High School. In hockey, his winning goals against Burrillville and Cranston were legendary. He is also remembered for his speed on the base paths and long home run hits that landed atop the old Mount gymnasium. During his senior year, Gil led the state in home runs for schoolboy athletes. Gil continued his athletic career, earning a scholarship to St. Lawrence University, Canton NY, where he starred in both football and hockey.


Gerene Boisvert Mabray ’86 is recognized as one of the most prolific athletes in the history of Mount Saint Charles.During her four years, she participated at the varsity level in cross country, basketball, and softball, earning 12 varsity letters. She also served as team captain in all three sports. In basketball, she was named to The Woonsocket Call All Division Team and was named to The Woonsocket Call’s top 12 Women’s Basketball Scorers. She is ranked in the top 10 all-time assists leaders in Mount’s history. In softball, she was chosen to be on The All Call Team and The All-State Second Team.In her senior year, she received Mount’s School Sportsmanship Award and the Mount Student Athlete of the Year Award. At graduation, she was the recipient of the prestigious All-Mountie Award. After her graduation from Providence College, she coached Mount’s Jr. High Girls Basketball Team in 1988-1989 and the Varsity Girls Basketball Team from 1992-1996.


William Coffey was the first lay coach hired by Mount. He was also the first coach to bring a state championship to Mount and the only coach in school history to win state championships in three different sports. His 1926 football team won the Rhode Island Class B State Championship.In 1929, his basketball team won the Catholic Schools Championship and both Rhode Island Class A and State titles. Also in 1929, his baseball team prevailed in the Rhode Island Athletic Conference and as Class A State Champions.




Jean A. “Doc” Guay ’48 was the Class of 1948’s Valedictorian. Doc Guay, an orthopedist, would return to his alma mater in the ’60s to serve as the hockey team’s doctor. He became a fixture in the right hand corner of the Br. Adelard Arena for all of the team’s home games.He spent decades working with Mount’s young athletes. Doc was someone that players and coaches looked up to as a mentor and friend. He took great pride in helping many of the young players overcome their injuries in minimum time.It is because of his dedication, time, and energy that Doc Guay is recognized as being instrumental in the many state championships earned by the team.




Lionel Jenkins ’54 was one of Mount’s first great basketball stars. He was twice named a First Team All-State Player and was the Interscholastic League top scorer during the ’54 season when he scored 165 points in exhibition games and 288 points during the regular season for a total of 453 points in 21 games. In the 1954 city championship game against Woonsocket High, he scored 43 points to lead Mount to a 70 to 55 win. It was the most points scored by a player in a single game. The Providence Journal reported that Lionel Jenkins was the best basketball player in the state in 1954. His Mount athletic career earned him a 4-year scholarship to Providence College. He became one of the players responsible for PC’s rise to national prominence.




Brian Lawton ’83 is one of the greatest and most famous hockey players from MSC. He helped put Mount on the national and international hockey maps.During his years here, he was the state’s leading scorer twice, with 88 points in the 1981-1982 season and 83 points in the 1982-1983 season, leading him to being named to the All-State Teams. His team compiled a record of 121 wins, three losses, and two ties, winning four state championships. Brian holds the distinction of being the first U.S. born high school player to be taken #1 overall in NHL entry draft. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars and holds Minnesota’s record for the fastest two goals by a rookie, 19 seconds against Chicago on November 5, 1983. He played in 494 NHL games for Minnesota, New York, Hartford, Quebec, Boston, and San Jose. He has served as a certified NHL players’ agent, general manager of the Tampa Bay Lighting, and now as a TV sports analyst for Rogers Sportsnet.


Joseph L. Couture ’76 was both a scholar and athlete playing three sports: soccer, hockey, and baseball. He ranked as one of the most prolific scorers in Mount soccer history. Joe attended Saint Anselm’s College continuing to build his reputation in soccer. In St. A’s history, Joe ranks second all-time with 99 points in 55 games. His 1.80 points per game rank him third all-time in the college’s history. His 13 career game-winning goals tie him for third dating back to the college’s program inception. Joe garnered All-New England honors for his performance as a striker. Joe was inducted into St. Anselm’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.


Marc F. Dubois ’86 was one of Mount’s great tennis players as an exceptional singles and doubles player. He was part of the 1984 team that had a perfect regular season record. In 1985, he was instrumental in winning the Northern Division Championship and the Suburban State Championship with a 13-0 record. Marc went to Rhode Island College where he occupied the #1 Singles and#1 Doubles spots. His .933 career singles winning percentage is the highest mark in RIC’s history. In 2005, he was inducted into the RIC Athletic Hall of Fame.


Oscar “Gus” Galipeau ’40 is one of the most versatile athletes ever to play for Mount Saint Charles Academy. He was a First Team All-Stater in hockey and baseball. He was a hard-hitting defenseman who led the 1938, 1939, and 1940 hockey teams to the All-New England States and National titles. He played professional hockey for the Cleveland Barons and the Minneapolis Millers. He was an outstanding All-State Baseball catcher with a batting average of .579. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals and assigned to play for the Rochester Cardinals. In 1942, Gus was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as the crew chief on a B-26 bomber stationed in England. After being discharged, he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Nashua team with Hall of Famers Roy Campanella and Don Newcomb. In 1952, he became the coach of Mount’s hockey team.


Meghan McCooey ’06 took great pride in her role as a Mount Saint Charles student-athlete. She was the 2005 Rhode Island singles champion, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner, the Providence Journal’s Athlete of the Week,the Woonsocket Call’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week, a Mount Saint Charles team captain, and a very notable member of the 2002, 2004, and 2005 Mount Championship Tennis Teams. Meghan was the first Mount athlete in the school’s history to be named to the All-State First Team for four consecutive years. She was a National Honor Society member for three years, an Excelsior Honor Roll Student for four years, and graduated in the top 10 of her class. After MSC, she went to Tufts University, where she was a two time national champion in doubles, an NCAA semi-finalist in singles, and a three-time All-American.


Mathieu Schneider ’87 is the most famous All-Star defenseman to ever play for Mount. He was an integral part of the 1985 and 1986 State Championship teams. During his two varsity seasons, in 1984-1985, Mount built up a record of 27-1-0. In 1985-1986, he contributed to Mount’s record of 27-2-0. Mount was named National Champions those years. Mathieu was drafted 44th overall in the 1987 NHL entry draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He played 1,289 games with ten different teams in the NHL, scoring 233 goals and totaling 743 points. The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993 and Mathieu is the only player in the history of MSC to be on a cup team. He followed that up with a 52 point season in 1993-1994 while still a member of the Canadiens. He was a member of the 1996 USA WorldCup Champion Team. In 1995-1996, he was selected to his first NHL All-Star Team as a member of the NY Islanders, a feat he would repeat in 2003 as a member of the LA Kings. He was on the roster for the USA Olympic Hockey Teams in 1998 and 2006. His professional career spanned 23 years and he is currently a special assistant with the NHL Players Association.


Garth Snow ’87 was an All-State goaltender and led Mount to state championships in 1986 and 1987. During his junior year, he was instrumental in helping Mount secure 27 wins, with two losses and zero ties, and a National Championship. In his senior year, Mount’s record was 23-5-1 and was again named National Champions.That year he was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, but opted to attend the University of Maine where he helped the Black Bears to a 42-1-2 record and the 1993 NCAA National Championship. He was named to the All-Tournament Team. He then played as a member of the 1994 USA Olympic Hockey Team. As a professional, he played for the Philadelphia Flyers and was instrumental in their run to the Stanley Cup finals. He joined the Vancouver Canucks and registered career highs in games played 65, wins 20, and shutouts six. He later played for the Pittsburg Penguins and NY Islanders.Garth played in 368 NHL games and had 2.80 goals against average before retiring in 2006. Today he is the general manager of the NY Islanders and was named NHL Executive of the Year for 2006–2007 by Sports Illustrated magazine.


Tom Songin ’72 led the 1971-72 hockey teams to Mount’s 12th State Championship. He was the state’s scoring champion in 1972 with 27 goals and 43 assists for 70 points. His two goals against Burrillville High in the State Championship game were Mount’s margin of victory. He was named to the Metropolitan Division All-Tournament Team and the All-State First Team. He went on to a stellar career at Boston College where he earned eight varsity letters in hockey and baseball. A great power hitter, as a freshman he led NCAA Division 1 players in home runs. His career batting average was over .300. In hockey, he scored 71 points in 82 varsity games. He was a member of the 1976 Bean Pot Championship Team. Tom was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. After BC, he played professional hockey for the Boston Bruins. He then played in the American Hockey League for the Rochester Americans, Binghamton Dusters, Springfield Indians, and Erie Blades.


Alan Tenreiro ’92 was an outstanding soccer player during his time at MSC. Upon graduating from Rhode Island College, he returned to the Academy as a social studies teacher and served as varsity boys’ soccer coach. He was named the Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2001 by the Woonsocket Call. He was named State Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 1999 and again in 2004 for the Private and Parochial Schools Association. In 2007, he received the Dedicated Service to RI Soccer Award by the Rhode Island Soccer Association. In 2009, he was inducted into the RI Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has served as president of the RISCA, as director of RI junior varsity boys soccer, director for the Sojourner House of Charity soccer tournament, and the MSC alumni soccer committee. He presently serves on the MSC School Board.


Wayne “Ben” Wagner ’06 was one of the top baseball players of his generation at Mount. He was a starting infielder for four years for the varsity team. Ben was chosen to the All-Division First Team in baseball for his sophomore, junior,and senior seasons. Ben was named the Team’s Most Valuable Player during his senior season when he led the revival of a winning team that reached the State Baseball semifinals in 2006. Ben was also a standout member of the track team during his high school years. At Westfield State College, Ben took his baseball prowess to an even higher level. In 2010, Ben became the All- Time Hits Leader in Westfield State Baseball history when his 163 hits broke a 30 year old school record.


The 1939 Hockey Team is one of the greatest teams ever to lace-up skates for Mount Saint Charles Academy. It won the State, New England, and National Championships. Over the course of its season, the team scored 108 goals, allowed just 22, and finished with a 23 and 1 record. The team’s only loss came at the hands of the Boston College Freshmen.It is also the only team, in the history of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League,to place six players on the All-State First Team. The 1939 team consisted of goalies Danny “Zero” O’Brien* and Brayton Perkins; forwards Bob Desaulniers, Leo L’Ecuyer, George Belanger*, Normand Desaulniers*, Bob Seguin, Normand Tancrelle, Jean-Louis Richer, Marcel Pilon, Cam Belisle, Andre Tremblay, Robert Dusablon, and Dick Rondeau* (a memberof the United States Hockey Hall of Fame); defensemen Adelard Jourdain*, Oscar “Gus” Galipeau*, and Joe Perreault; and student manager Gabriel Bessette. Art Lesieur was the coach and Brother Adelard was the hockey director. *Named to the 1939 All-State Team.


The 2002 Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team made Mount tennis history when the entire 2002 team went undefeated during the regular season. The members of the 2002 girls’ tennis team were Meghan McCooey, Andrea Lee, Nicole Breting, Lisa Cerrone, Kaitlin Kelly, Danielle Falvo, Michaela Cerrone, Sarah Ballou, Christina Pimentel, Meredith Uhl, Nora Drago, Emily Bowen, Laura Nulman, coach Richard Lawrence, and managers Kevin Remillard and Eric Livingstone. Through the playoffs, the team posted a 16-0 record, winning 110 out of 112 matches. Six players were named to the All-State First Team. In singles were Meghan McCooey, Andrea Lee, Nicole Breting, and Lisa Cerrone. In doubles were Emily Bowen and Kaitlin Kelly.Danielle Falvo and Michaela Cerrone were named to the First Team All-Class A in doubles and Sarah Ballou and Christina Pimental to the Second Team All-Class A also in doubles. The team had 10 starters selected to the All Division Team. All 10 starters earned seeds in the state tournament with all four singles players advancing to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Three singles players advanced to the final four and one singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final state championship match.