Class of 1977
John Fay, CCHS class of 1977, played soccer and lacrosse during his brilliant career at Concord-Carlisle High School. Leading the team to impressive seasons all four years at CCHS, Fay was captain for both soccer and lacrosse his senior year. He then went on to amazing college and professional careers.
John Fay could have been named to the CCHS Hall of Fame solely due to his soccer achievements. In his senior year, Fay was named a DCL All-Star and and All-State player. But nothing he did on the soccer field could compare to his incredible lacrosse career.
In his senior year, Fay led the team to the State Championship game. His dazzling stick work, and finesse earned him the honor of being named All-American at attack twice. He was the State's leading scorer with 73 points his junior year and again his senior year with 95. He was extremely quick and had great vision of the field. He was, as Coach McClellan called him, "an unselfish team player. He'd play any position asked of him, even goal." Fay recorded an assist as frequently as he scored a goal. His senior year he tallied 46 goals, and 49 assists.
Fay went on to a brilliant career at the University of New Hampshire. He was named to the NCAA Division I All-America team in 1980 and again in 1981. He is tied for first, all-time, in a single season (74), and career scoring (229). His 127 career assists and seven in one game are both UNH team records. His senior year ended prematurely due to injury, yet he was still a four-time All-New England selection. He went on to play for the U.S. National Team, which captured a World Championship. Fay moved to Australia, where he won the "Player of the Year" award before returning to Boston to captain the New England Blazers. In 1990, while captaining the Blazers, he was named to the Major Indoor Lacrosse League All-Pro team.
John Fay will be remembered as CCHS's greatest lacrosse player. He now has three children, ages two, four and seven months. John has gone on to own a successful business, yet still promotes and teaches kids to play the game he loves.