UHS Athletic Hall of Fame
The Uxbridge High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2023 in a ceremony scheduled for November 11. This year’s class features nine standout student-athletes, one coach, and, for the first time, an entire team. While connecting the storied athletic past of UHS to its present, the Hall of Fame strives to recognize and honor deserving athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors for their impact and accomplishments.
The induction of the Class of 2023 will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Blissful Meadows Country Club, located at 801 Chocolog Road in Uxbridge. Individual tickets, priced at $50 each, will go on sale in September for the event. Inquiries regarding the event can be directed via email to email@example.com, or to the Secretary of the Committee, Chuck Paszkewicz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s induction class includes:
1981-82 Boys Basketball Team
The team credited with inspiring a new tradition of excellence at Uxbridge High School, the 1981-82 boys basketball team won the first district championship in school history. They finished with a record of 18-5. Coached by Mark Donahue and Dean Tourangeau, this will be the first group inducted in the “team category” to the UHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Allison Cahill, Class of 1999
Arguably the best basketball player ever to play at Uxbridge, Allison graduated as the all time leading scorer in basketball holding the boys and girls record of 1446 varsity points. She was an excellent long range shooter for Coach Dean Tournageau’s squad, with a game-high of 42 points, which still stands as the second-best single game performance in school history. She was also a captain of the softball team at UHS. A graduate of Princeton University, she was a collegiate 1000 point scorer, graduating in 2003 after serving as the team captain in basketball. Allison plays professional tackle football as quarterback for the Boston Renegades. She has played on teams that have won 7 National Championships: 3 with the Boston Militia and 4 with the Renegades. She is in her 20th season in the league, and she just surpassed 25,000 career passing yards.
Emily Cahill, Class of 2013
Emily has been elected to the Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, having completed one of the most storied track and field careers in school history. She holds numerous school records competing in both indoor and outdoor track and field (considering the school did not have a track facility at the time). She set and broke - and continues to hold - school records in the high jump, triple jump, 100 meter hurdles, and 200 meters, and she also was part of a team that set the school record in the 800-meter relay.
Dan Clarke, Class of 1994
Dan Clarke excelled in Cross Country, Basketball, and Baseball as a Captain and All Star. He earned 10 varsity letters and played on District E champion teams in both basketball and baseball, while also earning a place as an individual in the Massachusetts Cross Country Championship race.
In his senior year, Dan was selected the Boys XC Coach's Award winner, named to the First Team All Academic in Basketball, won a District E Athletic Director Award, and was chosen Spartan of the Year.
Meghan (Gaskell) Creighton, Class of 2002
A rare four year varsity player in three sports, including field hockey, basketball, and softball, Meghan was a three time MVP for Coach Joe McCourt’s softball team. The crafty pitcher holds the school record for career strikeouts (725) as she compiled a 23-1 record her senior year. She amassed 224 strikeouts in a single season (2000-01) besides holding the school record for 61 varsity career wins on the mound. Also a feared hitter at the plate, Meghan ranks 4th all time with 113 hits in her varsity career. The multi talented athlete was named to multiple First Team All Star squads for all three sports as well as being recognized with the Coaches Award for those sports. Meghan went to play four years at Babson College, named League MVP her senior year while earning second team All American.
Mark Donahue, Coach & Athletic Director
Mark Donahue becomes the third coach inducted into the UHS Athletic Hall of Fame. In a coaching career that spanned parts of four decades, Mr. Donahue was the longtime head basketball coach, amassing 397 career victories, three Clark Tournament championships, and two district titles. In 35 years, his teams advanced to the state tournament 28 times. He also coached girls cross country, compiling a record of 195-32. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2014. He also served UHS as its athletic director before retiring from the post in 2015.
Kristen (Lane) Martin, Class of 1996
Kristen was an outstanding three-sport athlete for four years in field hockey, basketball, and softball. A dynamic field hockey star, Kristen amassed 64 career goals, which was a school record not broken for 26 years. She was recognized as three-time First Team all star, considered a total team player with a natural knack for scoring while maintaining qualities of leadership that earned the respect of peers, coaches, and opponents. Kristen is recognized in the record books for her pitching career on the softball team. She was named the Spartan Female Athlete of the Year her senior year. Kristen went on to play Division 1 field hockey at Providence College.
Jeff Parcells, Class of 1992
Jeff helped lead Uxbridge High School’s football team to its first-ever Super Bowl title in 1991, amassing 134 yards and a touchdown to lead the Spartans to victory over Bay Path. With 1144 career rushing yards during his varsity career at UHS, Jeff is listed in the UHS record books with 126 points scored in a season (2nd all time) and 20 TD’s in a season (2nd all time). For his career, his 34 touchdowns ranks second all-time. He was named to various First Team All Star squad teams for three consecutive years and was awarded the Spartan Male Athlete of the Year in 1992. Jeff went on to become the head football coach at his alma mater from 1999 - 2004.
Kelly Rosborough, Class of 1996
Kelly was a three-sport athlete, starring in field hockey, basketball, and softball. Field hockey was her strongest, as she went on to play collegiately at UConn after earning multiple conference All Star selections as well as serving as team captain. Kelly was a hard working midfielder who always managed to keep the ball in the opponent's end and was highly regarded as a two-way field hockey standout for the Spartans. In basketball, she was a fierce defender who approached the game with tenacity and intensity, regardless of the opponent. She was named the District E Athletic Director Award winner her senior year. Currently, she is the head coach of the two-time defending state champion field hockey team at UHS.
Steve Saulen, Class of 2004
Steve was a standout athlete in both football and basketball as he captained both squads his senior year. A sure handed football receiver with 12 receiving TD’s in a season (1st all time record list) and 18 varsity career receiving TD’s (2nd all time record list). In basketball, Steve was a prolific power forward varsity starter for 4 years, totalling 1155 career points (3rd all-time) as he was recognized by his coaches for being an impact defensive player as early as his freshman year of varsity basketball. Steve was also named to various First Team All Star teams in both football and basketball and awarded the Coaches Award as well as Spartan of the Year. He furthered his college education while playing football at Colgate University.
Chris Shaw, Class of 1993
Chris was one of the captains of the 1992-93 UHS Super Bowl Football Championship team that went 11-0. A highly touted wide receiver on offense and stalwart linebacker for the defense, Chris also holds the school record for interceptions run back for a touchdown. In basketball, Chris was a key member of a team in 1992-93 that won the SWCL, Clark, and District titles compiling a record of 23-1. Chris was named Spartan Male Athlete of the Year in 1993 while earning First Team All Star status in both sports.