9, 10, 11, 12
9, 10, 11, 12
Class of 1998
One of the greatest in the long and decorated line of CCHS lacrosse players, Tim Gosier was an All-American as a senior after helping the Patriots win the state championship and later started at the University of North Carolina.
A native of Roxbury, Gosier attended Alcott, Willard and Sanborn schools, first picking up a lacrosse stick in third grade and developing his skills in clinics at Hunt Gym under the guidance of several of his classmates older siblings. Gosier was part of a deep and talented class, and the seeds of greatness were sown in those early clinics.
After playing freshman lacrosse and earning a late-season varsity call-up and then earning more regular time as a sophomore, Gosier burst on the scene as a junior, earning DCL and Eastern Mass All-Star recognition as the Patriots went 11-5 and lost a heartbreaking, 9-8 game to rival LS in the semifinals. Gosier exploded for seven goals in a DCL win over Newton South that year, and served notice that he was establishing himself oas one of the top players in the state. As a senior captain, Gosier and his teammates ran roughshod over the competition, going a perfect 21-0 and capping the year with a convincing 16-8 win over South Hadley in the state finals at CCHS, the third state title in program history. Tim was at his best in the state tournament, scoring six goals in the Eastern Mass final win over Falmouth and four more in the state championship game. For his efforts, Gosi- er earned All-DCL, All-American and All-Scholastic honors after scoring 70 goals and 40 assists for 110 points, teaming with classmate Brendan Sandel to form the highest-scoring duo in the state.
“Timmy was an absolute beast on the field, generally unstoppable, physically stronger and faster then every- one,” said his CCHS coach, Hall of Famer Nick Boynton ‘87. “His lone fault as a player was his kindness. He actually felt guilty as he torched by any defender assigned to shut him down. The killer instinct does not present in the DNA he got from his amazing parents Larry and Gloria. This kindness is what makes Timmy extra spe- cial, on and off the field. He’s one of my absolute favorite players to ever watch, coach and play with. He’s one of a kind!”
Gosier was also a strong soccer player for Hall of Fame coach Jack Murray, and helped the Patriots make deep runs in the state tournament in all three of his years on varsity. A power forward who was a gthreat to score any time he touched the ball, Gosier used his smarts, speed and athleticism to impact the game from his midfield position and was a reliable two-year starter for C-C.
“I have many great memories from my years playing sports at CCHS, and capping off my high school career as part of an undefeated, state championship team alongside so many great friends and teammates was truly spe- cial,” said Gosier. “I also enjoyed the experience of playing soccer for Coach Murray, and I will always remem- ber our state tournament run as a senior that ended in a tough loss to Wakefield. In my four years at CCHS, I was fortunate to play for some great coaches, men who influenced me in many ways and made me better. Dick Kerr, Tom Dalicandro, and Nick Boynton were all instrumental in making me in to a lacrosse player.”
Following graduation, Gosier earned a lacrosse scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he was a four-year letterwinner at M/A for the Tar Heels. In 54 career games, Gosier scored 34 goals, including 16 as a senior starter.
Tim currently resides in Boston where he works as an Account Executive for SAP.