cLASS OF 2012 INDUCTEES
GERENE BOISVERT MABRAY
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
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.