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Bryan Berard is one of the greatest hockey players to ever suit up for Mount St. Charles. A two-time first team All-State selection, he helped to lead Mount to state titles in 1992, 1993, and 1994. During his three years at MSC, he scored 22 goals and had 53 assists for a total of 75 points. In the 1993-94 hockey season state playoffs, his three goals and three assists helped to keep the state championship streak alive. After leaving Mount, he played for the Detroit Junior Red Wings and the Detroit Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. In both those years, he was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the Most Outstanding Defenseman in the OHL. In 1995 in the National Hockey League entry draft, Bryan was the 1st overall pick. His rookie year with the New York Islanders was an instant success. He won the Calder Trophy as the Top Rookie Player in the NHL. His career spanned 619 NHL games, and during that time he played for the following teams: New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He amassed a total of 323 points on 76 goals and 247 assists. In the year 2000, while playing for Toronto, he suffered a severe eye injury resulting in a retinal tear and a detached retina. Most players would have packed it in, but Bryan was determined to play again. After seven eye operations, he made his NHL comeback with the Rangers in 2001. As a result of his perseverance and his dedication to hockey, Bryan was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy by the National Hockey League.
One of the most dynamic goaltenders to ever play for Mount, Brian Boucher was instrumental in leading MSC to its 29th State Championship. In his final season at Mount, he compiled a record of 14 wins and 0 losses during the regular season with 9 of those wins coming as shut outs. He allowed only 8 goals for a 0.95 goals against average. In consecutive games in the state finals, he helped Mount defeat Bishop Hendricken. During his time at Mount, the hockey team had a record of 79 wins, 4 loses and 2 ties. After leaving Mount, he played for the Wexford Raiders, the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The Philadelphia Flyers drafted him in the first round of the 1995 National Hockey League entry draft as 22nd overall. In his first year in the NHL, he led the Flyers to the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division regular season titles. He also ranked number one in the NHL in goals against with an average of 1.91 that year. While playing for the Phoenix Coyotes, he broke the modern-day NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goalie. He went unscored upon for 332 minutes or 5 and half games. In the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Brian led the Flyers over the New Jersey Devils in the first round by a margin of 4 games to 1. He then led Philadelphia to a second round series win over the Boston Bruins. During his NHL career, he also played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks and Carolina Hurricanes. He played in the NHL for 13 seasons and took part in 328 games with 120 wins and 2.71 goals against average. Brian is currently a television analyst for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dave Capuano was one of the most prolific scorers in the history of Mount St. Charles hockey. A two-time first team All-State forward, he played on two National Championship teams. During his junior year at Mount, he scored 41 goals and had 38 assists in 22 games for a total of 79 points. He led the team to a 27 and 1 record and a two game victory over Bishop Hendricken in the State Championship. His senior year wasn’t much different as he scored 39 goals and had 48 assists for a total of 87 points. He again defeated Bishop Hendricken for the State Championship and led Mount to a 27 and 2 record. In his senior year Dave Capuano was drafted by the Pittsburg Penguins in the second round of the NHL entry draft, 25th overall. After graduating from Mount, he decided to attend the University of Maine. While at Maine, he continued his scoring prowess by amassing a total of 89 goals, 122 assists for a total of 211 points. For his scoring talent, he was named to the All-ECAC First Team and All-NCAA All-Tournament Team in 1988-89. He was also a Hobey Baker Award Finalist in 1988, and 1989. He started his NHL career with the Pittsburg Penguins in 1989-90 but played most of his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks. He also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. He retired from professional hockey in 1993.
One of the finest defenseman to ever play for Mount, Jeff Jillson helped lead Mount to four state championships while compiling a four-year record of 88 wins 19 losses and 4 ties. He scored 39 goals and had 44 assists during his three All-State years at Mount. When he was chosen for his third All-State team in 1998, he became part of Mount’s exclusive hockey team. He is one of five very special hockey players who has been great enough to earn All-State honors for three consecutive years. He was a three-sport athlete at Mount, playing baseball, soccer as well as hockey. After graduating from Mount, he continued his education and played for the University of Michigan. During the 1998-99 hockey season, he helped to lead his Michigan team to the NCAA championship. He was named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Rookie Team and in 1999-2000, he was selected as the best offensive defenseman and a First Team All-American. He was nominated to the CCHA All-Academic team in 2000-01. He was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall in the 1999 NHL entry draft by the San Jose Sharks. During his NHL career, he played for the Buffalo Sabres as well for the Boston Bruins. He also participated for several years in the American Hockey League for the Rochester Americans, Cleveland Barons, Lake Erie Monsters and Providence Bruins. In 2003-2004 he represented the United States in the Winter Olympics and helped the team finish 3rd in the World Championship. From 2009 to 2012 he played for teams in Germany and Czechoslovakia before retiring in 2012.
One of Mount’s all-time great athletes, Garrett Coyne was much more than a sports figure; he was an American hero and above all a gentleman. As a hockey player, he was a natural scorer, tallying three goals in the state championship game to give Mount its ninth title. He helped lead Mount to three consecutive championships, including the 1947 season in which he earned first-team All-State honors and was one of the leading point scorers in the League. As a football player, he was equally as talented and was a fierce and aggressive competitor. Greg Green, the long-time Woonsocket Call sports editor, wrote that Garrett Coyne was “one of the finest schoolboy competitors he had ever seen in action as he kicked, passed and ran the ball three out of every four plays”. As a United States Staff Sergeant, Garrett Coyne made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life on February 4, 1951, when he was killed in action during the Korean War. His sacrifice was certainly not in vain. The democracy of South Korea bears witness to that this very day. Currently, there are South Korean students attending Mount who also bear witness to the fact that Gary Coyne did not lose his life in vain. A true Mount legend, he accomplished many great things during his short lifetime.
One of Mount’s all-time great three-sport athletes, Robert Berard played soccer, basketball, and baseball. During his senior year, he was named the captain in all three sports. In addition, he was selected to the All-Division Teams in all three sports. In 1974 he received the Frank Myers Award as Mount’s top athlete. He was also was the recipient of the All-Mountie Award given at graduation. After graduating from Mount, he attended Assumption College where he played for four years on the soccer and baseball teams. He was named the captain of the soccer team during his junior and senior years. He was selected to the All-New England team as one of the top defensive players. In addition, in baseball, he captained the team during his junior and senior years. He was selected as a member of the All-New England Baseball Team, finishing his season with a batting average that ranked him 4th in New England and 21st in the country. In his junior year, he was the MVP for Assumption baseball. Robert is still the NCAA Division 2 record holder with six stolen bases in one game. While at Assumption, he was honored with the Caddings Leadership Award in 1977 and the Assumption Athletic Award in 1978. He was inducted into the Assumption College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.
MARC LAURENCE BEAUBIEN
One of Mount’s greatest football players, Marc was the first since 1933 to be named in 1958 to the All-State football team at defensive left tackle by the coaches and sports writers of Rhode Island. A remarkable football player and starter on the varsity since his sophomore year, he achieved his success through hard work and perseverance. He was such a fierce competitor that most coaches did not run against his side of the line. Marc Beaubien was president of his class and captain of the football team. Likewise, he was an outstanding defenseman on the hockey team. In 1959, during his senior hockey season, he was selected as an All-State Honorable Mention. After Mount, he attended The University of Tampa where he played varsity football for four seasons and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After college, he became an outstanding teacher. Marc was a humanitarian and dedicated to community service. An avid fisherman, he was also a member of the White Marlin Club.
As the All-State Captain of the 1968 MSC State Championship hockey team, he was one of the state’s leading goal scorers who played a major role in helping the Mounties win its first state championship in 21 years. During his years at Mount, newspaper reporters called him “The big game scorer” because, in so many games, he managed to score the winning goal. In 1968 he was the team Most Valuable Player and was also named to the All-New England team. After graduating from Mount, he became an athletic trainer. He worked for several minor league hockey team, including the Chicago Cougars, The Minnesota Fighting Saints, and The New England Whalers. In 1976 he became the head athletic trainer at Bryant University. While at Bryant, he was the recipient of the Dr. A. A. Savastano Sports Medicine Achievement Award for his work with injured high school athletes. In 1994 he was chosen as the National Athletic Trainer of the Year by the American Athletic Trainers Association. During his time at Bryant, he also coached both Women’s Cross Country and Track teams. Under his watch, the cross country teams won nine tri-state conference titles and the track teams won four conference championships. He coached women athletes who captured eight individual conference titles, earned thirty-four all-conference selections, set 12 Bryant individual records and earned a total of four NCAA All-American nominations. In 1989 he was honored as the NorthEast-10 Conference Coach of the Year. In 2007, he was inducted into the Bryant University Athletic Hall Of Fame. In 2010 he authored a book on the history of Mount hockey entitled, “Mount St. Charles Hockey How It All Started”.
Right from the beginning of his Mount tennis career, Anthony was in a class by himself. He was the first freshman to earn the number one singles player position from the first match in which he competed, a position he held throughout his playing days at Mount. Anthony was a true example of a team player on an individual sports team. His exceptional skill and knowledge of the game enabled him to help in the development of his teammates. He was one of the most outstanding players in the state but always found the time to cheer on his teammates during matches. He was ranked the number one tennis player in Rhode Island from the age of ten through the age of sixteen. He was selected to the All-State First Team all four years at Mount. After his outstanding career at Mount, he brought his proficiency in the game to the University of Hartford. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Having played for four years, he was designated as an All-Conference player in the American East Conference. Anthony continues to live out his love for tennis as he is currently the Head Tennis Professional at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. There he serves as a role model and mentor to young people who want to learn how to play the game of tennis.
One of Mount St. Charles most dynamic basketball scorers and rebounders, Brian Gaudreau was one of the most complete basketball players to compete in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. During his four years at Mount, he scored a total of 1,550 points and had over 800 rebounds. His Mount career started in junior high when he led the MSC Junior High team to the CYO State Championship and was named the MVP of the tournament. Because of his outstanding leadership capability, he was selected as captain of the varsity basketball team during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was selected in his sophomore year to the All-Division Second Team and to the All-Division First Team in his junior and senior years. Brian holds Mount’s record for 203 free throws made in a season, 23 free throws made in a game, and 484 free throws made through a career. Brian was a player that Coach, Brother Roy Pinette, regretted to see graduate.
Henry Hanley, an outstanding pitcher, was one of the players who helped to bring Mount’s baseball team into prominence during the early 1990’s. He was the captain of the baseball team during his senior year and led Mount to the State Championship finals. Henry was named to the All-Division First Team in 1991. That same year, he was selected to the All-State Academic Team for his scholastic achievement in the classroom. Henry also was a four-year member of the basketball team. He was varsity captain for two seasons and graduated as one of the leading scorers in the history of Mount basketball with 1,116 points. During the 1990 and 1991 seasons, Henry was chosen to the All-Division First Team. After his playing days at Mount were over, Henry attended Bates College. While at Bates, he was a member of both the varsity baseball and varsity basketball teams. During his senior year, he was selected to be the captain of both teams. Henry is the Bates College career record holder for strikeouts by a pitcher and also the single-season record holder for ERA which he achieved in 1992 with an ERA of 0.51.
One of Mounts most versatile soccer players, Bryan Supple was also a four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track teams. During his junior year, he led Mount to the Rhode Island State Soccer Championship by scoring the winning goal in both the state semi-finals and the state finals. He was named the Most Valuable Player in the State Championship Tournament and was a unanimous selection to the All-State and All-Division 2nd teams. In his senior year, he again scored the winning goal in the semi-finals and state finals and again led Mount to another state championship. He was chosen to the All-State and All-Division 1st teams and to the All-New England Soccer team. He also was Mount’s most valuable soccer player in 2000. After Mount, he attended Johnson and Wales University and continued his superior soccer career by leading the Wildcats to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship in 2003 and again in 2005. For his efforts, he was named to the All-Conference 1st team in 2003, 2004, and 2005. In his senior year, he was awarded the Great Northeast Athletic Conference “Player of the Year”. Bryan Supple was inducted into the Johnson and Wales University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
JESSICA LYNN FEDE
One of Mount’s premier student-athletes, Jessica was an outstanding tennis player and was a member of the National Honor Society. As a freshman, she was 15-0 at #2 singles. She competed as Mount’s number one singles player during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Jessica compiled a four-year high school record of 51 wins and 9 losses. She was selected to the All-State 2nd Team, her freshman and sophomore years. She made the All-State First Team in her junior and senior years. She also competed on Mount’s indoor and outdoor varsity track teams and was named indoor track MVP her senior year. At graduation, she was the recipient of Mount’s prestigious All Mountie Award for her above average academic work, her athletic ability and her leadership skills. After Mount, she attended Colgate University and played on the varsity tennis team, competing in singles and mixed doubles matches. She was named in 2003 and 2004 to the Patriot’s League All-Academic Team. In 2004 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colgate; in 2007 she earned her Master’s Degree from Boston College; in 2011 she attained her Doctorate in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
MIA SO YOUNG SHAFFER
Mia was one of Mount’s most dynamic volleyball players. She was also one of its most versatile athletes, playing soccer, basketball, and hockey as well as varsity indoor track. Her sports proficiency earned her the Mount Varsity Athlete Award in four sports in 2000. She made her mark, however in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League playing volleyball. Mia was named to the All-State 2nd Team during her sophomore year at Mount and to the First Team in her junior and senior years. She was chosen as Rhode Island’s premier volleyball player when she was selected as the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year in 2000-2001. Also in 2001, Mia was Mount’s Outstanding Female Athlete and the volleyball MVP in her junior and senior years. After graduating Mount, Mia attended Rhode Island College where she played varsity volleyball and was named the team’s MVP in 2002. She returned to her high school Alma Mater and for five years coached the girls JV volleyball and served as the Assistant Coach for the varsity team. She earned her B.A. in Film Studies, with a minor in Technical Theater from Rhode Island College and is currently employed by The Apple Corporation.
MARC E. STAELEN
One of the players on Mount’s first soccer team in 1968, Marc was a four year varsity player and team captain in his senior year. He, along with his brother Jack, was a force to be reconciled with and helped Mount to several wins that first season. While at Mount St. Charles, he also served as Class Secretary, and in his senior year, he served as Class President. He was also a member of the Student Council and served as the secretary. For his involvement in school activities, he won the Congressman Fernand St. Germain Leadership and Perseverance Award. After graduating from Mount, he attended the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. There he played four years of varsity soccer. Presently, he is the President of Sport Systems Custom Bag. For the past 25 years, he has been responsible for sponsoring Mount’s Alumni soccer games. He also has served as a sponsor for the Holiday MSC Hockey Tournament. He provides sports bags for Mount’s Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams as well as book bags for the Open House. He has served for the past nine years as a Board Member of the North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association.
1977-78 BOYS’ HOCKEY TEAM
This is the team that produced Coach Belisle’s first state title in a record string of 26 consecutive State Championships. With 307 goals for the season, this team averaged 8.5 goals per game, making it the greatest scoring team in the long and rich history of Mount hockey. The 1977-78 team compiled a record of 35 wins, 1 loss, and no ties. They won the state championship defeating LaSalle by an 8 to 2 score in the first game, suffering their only loss of the season by a 2 to 1 score in the second game but then bouncing back in the final game with a 7-1 victory. The New England Championship came with three overpowering victories as the Mounties beat Concord in the first game 5 to 1, LaSalle in the second game 8 to 2 and St. Dom’s in the final game by a 9 to 0 score. That year they were selected 2nd in the Nation. This team had 3 All-State players, 2 future professional players and 14 players that would go on to play college hockey. The 1977-78 Hockey Team members were: Marc Sarazin, Joel Guay, Bruce Kraftcheck, Mark Lester, Denis Plante, Marc Beauchamp, Tom Anchukaitis, Ron Deziel, Mike Samborsky, Dan Potter, Jim Colucci, Bob Edwards, Mike Hodson, Ed Lee, Ken Fargnoli, Mike Gouin, Paul Guay, Pat Manocchia, Bob Carignan, Dave Guevremont, Mike Picard, Marc St. George, Tim Plante, George Pisaruk, and Barry McColgan. Coaches: Head coach Bill Belisle, assistant coaches Larry Tremblay and Philip Cerrone and moderator Brother Leo Labbe.