2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
The Williston Northampton Athletic Hall of Fame was formed to honor those alumni, coaches, and teams who have brought distinction to themselves and the school through their achievements, commitment, sportsmanship, and leadership in athletics. The Hall of Fame, the selection process, and the induction ceremonies is designed to instill in our students and community a sense of purpose, passion, and integrity.
Nominations are now being accepted for next year’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Eligible candidates who were nominated, but not chosen this year, will be automatically added to the nomination list for next year. Nomination forms may be found at www.williston.com/halloffame. The next induction ceremonies will occur on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Dan “Carpy” Carpenter, Sr.
Dan “Carpy” Carpenter, Sr. personified what it meant to be a coach and a teacher during his 30 years at Williston. From 1955 until his retirement in 1985, Carpy coached football, hockey, and baseball, but it almost didn’t matter what sport he was working with at any given time—he was a mentor, a father figure, and a role model to all his players.
During his career, he coached baseball to a 126-195-1 record (from 1959 to 1984) and the boys hockey team to a 162-150-6 record (from 1956 to 1980). Carpy was also the assistant line coach for the football team from 1958 to 1975. He is second ranked coach in career wins in baseball and set the record for career wins in hockey. Beloved by generations of Williston and Williston Northampton School graduates, he was the father of five alumni of the school (Bill ’65, Dan ’68, Peter ’72, Debbie ’73, and Jennifer ’77).
Boys Swimming Team 1972-1973
Even at a school with a storied history of swimming success, the 1972-73 boys team was a standout. The only undefeated swimming team in school history, the boys finished the year with a 12-0 record. It is no surprise the team was comprised of six All-Americans: Jan Kaplowitz in three events: 50 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay; Tim Wallace in three events: 200 Medley Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Medley Relay; Tom MacDonnell in two events: 200 Medley Relay and 400 Medley Relay; Chris Stack in two events: 200 Free and 400 Free; Jay Cilfone: 200 Medley Relay; and Scott Nicholson: 400 Medley Relay.
In an average meet, the team outscored their opponents by 24.3 points, and the schedule included teams from the Coast Guard, Harvard, West Point, Williams, and Yale. Coach David “Duff” Tyler ’65 took down the Bulldogs—after years of coach Warner Babcock’s refusal to allow his teams to beat Yale, out of allegiance to the Yale coach, who was a friend.
Boys Soccer 1978
Coached by Ray Brown, the 1978 boys soccer team were Stewart Cup Champions for the second consecutive year, finishing the season with a 12-2-3 record. Paul Stockwell ’79 was named All-American, while Tim Wheaton ’79 was named All-New England and set a school record for most goals per season with 21.
Finishing the season with nine straight wins after a 3-2-3 start, the Wildcats turned in seven shut-outs, scored 45 goals, and allowed only 13 goals in the 17 games they played that fall.
Charles Lindbergh Hanson ’48
Charles “Lindy” Hanson ’48 was at Williston for two years, and by the time he graduated there wasn’t much he hadn’t accomplished on the football field or the basketball court. He was the captain of the undefeated 1947 football team, winning the Gold Football for most valuable player. He won the Mills Kicking Contest twice, and was awarded the 1948 Denman Bowl. Off the gridiron, he captained the 13-1 basketball team in his senior year.
Graduating from Williston at the age of 21, he attended Boston University, where he played football for the Terriers. In 1950, he led that team in scoring with 30 points against opponents that included Dusquesne, St. Bonaventure, Miami, Syracuse, William & Mary, Idaho, and the College of the Pacific. Lindy was captain of the football team in 1952 and was named an All-East and All-New England selection in 1952. He was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame in 1978.
Following his career at BU, Lindy was the longtime football coach at Plainfield High School in Massachusetts.
Paul “Duck” Doty ’64
A four-year student at Williston, Paul Doty was an All-American in diving in 1962 and 1963 and a swimming All-Amerian in the Medley Relay in 1964. His accomplishments in the pool were impressive, but it was on the lacrosse field that Duck achieved legendary status. Captain of the 1964 undefeated team, he was named an All-New England selection in lacrosse that same year.
Following his career at Williston, Duck went on to Denison University, where he was named an All-American in lacrosse twice and set four records for the Big Red: most assists in a game, most assists in a season (which still stands today), most points in a game, and most points in a season. While at Denison, he led the nation in scoring (6.7 points per game), and he was named First Team All-American in 1968. He was the first lacrosse player elected to Denison’s Hall of Fame in 1982.
Duck was a born coach and spent his career doing just that. He coached
lacrosse and soccer at Tabor Academy, where he was New England Coach of
the Year in 1970. Both his boys lacrosse and soccer teams won New England
championships in 1972.
He left Tabor to become the Head Lacrosse Coach at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, from which he received his master’s in 1973. He coached the Tar Heels from 1972 to 1979. The team achieved a fifth place national ranking in 1976 and made the NCAA Playoffs, beating the University of Virginia for the first time in the program’s history. Duck returned to coaching at Southern Oregon University following time away from the field in 2013.
Duck continues to compete in new sports. In 1988, he placed third in the National Masters cross-country ski 30K race, and in 2005, he was part of a six-man team that won both the National Champions in Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing and the Catalina Island 30 mile race.
Deborah Healy Gilmore ’91
Deborah Healy Gilmore earned an unprecedented 12 varsity letters during her years at Williston Northampton, and she excelled in each of the three seasons.
It was fitting that Deborah scored the first basket in the new Athletic Center when it opened. She went on to become the first girl to break 1,000 points on the basketball court, scoring 1,687 points as a Wildcat, making her the second overall scorer in the school’s history. At the time of her graduation in 1991, Deborah held the record for total points scored (1,687), points in a game (38), and points per game average (25.9). She was a three-time All-League selection and a two-time most valuable player. She was the only preparatory school student named to the 1991 Academic All-State Team.
On the tennis courts, she was named most valuable player and played number one for the Wildcats in each of her six years at Williston Northampton. She was unbeaten during her last three years on the team, and compiled a 54-3 career record by the time she finished her final season. It was no surprise that she was awarded the Alumnae Bowl for outstanding girl athlete at her graduation. A member of the Cum Laude Society, Deborah went on to Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the tennis team.
David (Bartlett) Bates ’02
During David (Bartlett) Bates’s six years at Williston Northampton, there wasn’t much that he didn’t accomplish as a wrestler. David was named as a prep school All-American three times, All-New England four times and All-State four times. In addition, he was twice the state champion in his weight class, was twice named State Outstanding Wrestler of the Year, and was a New England Champion. He was the Doug Parker Tournament champion twice and a finalist three times.
David holds the school record for career wins at Williston.
David was the Massachusetts cadet freestyle state champion twice and won a gold medal in cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman style at 76 kilograms at the Puerto Rican Olympic Festival in 1999. In addition, he won a gold medal at 76 kilogram cadet freestyle at the Deutsch Open in Germany in 2000.
Married to Larissa Bates ’99, David is currently an internist in Providence after receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2011.
Joseph Lynch 1910
Joseph Lynch attended Williston for three years. Although he played class (intramural) football, and excelled at baseball, where played varsity on in each of his three years, basketball was where he dominated. He scored 132 points himself in the 1908 season, which is particularly impressive given that Williston’s opponents scored a total of 189 points that season.
As captain of the undefeated championship team in 1909, he was named most valuable player. That year, he scored 152 points, and the school’s opponents scored 156 points. In 1910, the team was again undefeated and won the league championship. Joseph scored 110 points versus that year’s opponents’ total of 115 points scored.
In total, Joseph scored 394 career points in the 28 games he played during his Williston career. He scored in the double digits in 19 of those games. Joseph went on to play baseball as a pitcher at the College of the Holy Cross. He served in World War I with Battery F of the 51st Division of the Coast Artillery.