The Lancer News: March 2024

Dear Malden Catholic Alumni,

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your fantastic presence at the recent basketball viewing party against one of our rivals, Catholic Memorial. Your attendance truly added to the excitement, making it a memorable event for everyone involved.

The turnout was phenomenal, and it was evident that the energy in the room was electrifying. The game itself was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams giving their all. The back-and-forth action kept us on the edge of our seats, creating an atmosphere filled with anticipation and camaraderie.

In the end, our beloved team demonstrated incredible resilience and determination. Despite the fierce competition and the number one ranking of CM, MC powered through and emerged victorious. It was a triumph that left us all bursting with pride and joy.

After the game, the festivities continued with an amazing social. It was delightful to see familiar faces reconnecting and creating new memories together. Your presence undoubtedly contributed to the overall success of the event, making it more than just a basketball game but a celebration of our shared spirit and pride in our alma mater.

Check out photos from the game here (password - maldencatholic99).

Once again, thank you for your continued commitment to our alma mater. We look forward to your continued presence and contributions in the upcoming events listed below.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any news or updates you'd like to share at 781.475.5334 or [email protected].

Ryan Layton '02

Director of Alumni Relations

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 6 at 6 PM - Malden Catholic Gala
  • Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 AM - Women’s Day of Recollection
  • Friday, May 17 at 3 PM - Class of 1974 Class Reunion
  • Saturday, June 1 at 11 AM - Alumni Lacrosse Game

Alumni Cornhole Tournament - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the Alumni Cornhole Tournament until next year due to insufficient attendance. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your participation in future events.

Women's Day of Recollection - New Date: Sunday, April 28 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

MC's Women's Day of Recollection, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at 11 AM, has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Sunday, April 28 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. More information will be announced soon.

Alumni Spotlight

Thomas Meade '11

Thomas Meade '11, a proud member of the Malden Catholic Class of 2011, embodies the spirit and dedication that defines the MC community. His passion for the school has not waned since his graduation. Instead, it has propelled him to actively contribute to its growth and success. Serving as the football captain during the 2010 season at MC, Thomas showcased his leadership prowess and love for the institution.

This commitment continued at Tufts University, where he not only played on the football team but also earned the honor of being elected a two-time football captain. Armed with a B.S. in Economics, Thomas now serves as a Project Manager for Suffolk Construction, where his leadership skills continue to flourish. His unwavering bond with Malden Catholic led him to a seat on the board of trustees, a position where he actively shapes the future of the school.

The ties that bind him to MC are unbreakable, and his commitment extends beyond the boardroom and playing field into his daily life. This dedication took on a deeper meaning when his close friend and football teammate, Kevin Hennessey '12, faced a formidable foe – stage 3 colorectal cancer. Witnessing Kevin's courageous battle, Thomas decided to channel his energy into raising awareness for colorectal cancer by signing himself up to get in the boxing ring on May 9, 2024, for Fight Night at MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Kevin's name.

In the face of adversity, Thomas remains resolute, a testament to the enduring spirit of brotherhood forged at Malden Catholic and the unwavering commitment to supporting one another, both on and off the field. Please see Tom's page below.

Haymakers for Hope Page

In The News

MC's Boys Varsity Basketball Team and Girls Varsity Hockey Team Advances to the Next Round of the MIAA Tournament!

Come cheer on the Lancers as they move onto the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8!

  • Tuesday, March 5 at 6 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium - Boys Varsity Basketball Sweet 16 (Boys Division II Basketball) #1 Malden Catholic vs #16 Shepherd Hill Regional. Please purchase tickets through this link (Adults - $11.50, Students/Seniors - $6.25). Livestream is available through this link.

  • Wednesday, March 6 at 5:40 PM at the John A Ryan Arena, 1 Paramont Pl, Watertown - Girls Varsity Hockey Elite 8 (Girls Division I Hockey) #4 Malden Catholic vs #5 Hingham. Please purchase tickets through this link (Adults - $11.50, Students/Seniors - $6.25). Livestream is available through this link.

MIAA Boys’ Basketball Tournament: Wareham, Malden Catholic, Charlestown Headline

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MIAA D1 girls hockey playoffs: Full schedule, bracket and results - New England Hockey Journal

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Alumni Updates

Lt. Jay Colbert '77, pictured far right, with Governor Healey receiving an Individual Citations for Meritorious Conduct for his actions off duty.

Congratulations to Jay Colbert, Class of 1977, Lieutenant for the Somerville Fire Department, for receiving an Individual Citation for Meritorious Conduct at this year's 34th Annual Fire Fighter of the Year Award Ceremony for his off-duty efforts. He assisted in a medical emergency on an airplane mid-flight. Congratulations, Jay!

Bob Higgins, Class of 1964, a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School visited MC last week and engaged in insightful discussions with students about their college plans and the topic of entrepreneurship.

Glen Harrington '99, finished the Tokyo Marathon to complete all six marathons in the world.

Congratulations to Glen Harrington, Class of 1999, as he completed the Abbott World Marathon Majors: a series of the six largest and most renowned marathons in the world. Glen competed in the TCS New York City, Bank of America Chicago, BMW Berlin, TCS London, Boston, and the Tokyo Marathons. This is a tremendous accomplishment!

Ways to Give Back

Malden Catholic's 18th Annual Gala - Online Auction Donations Needed!

Malden Catholic's 18th Annual Gala Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 6 PM. The event is sold out, and we have very limited sponsorship opportunities left.

Online Auction

Starting on March 22, Malden Catholic will begin auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to raise money in support of MC students and school programs. If you are interested in donating items, services or experiences valued at $500 or more to the Gala online auction, please contact Sarah Hamilton at [email protected] with any questions. We greatly appreciate your support!

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