Lincoln School Athletic Hall of Fame
2010 Inaugural Class
Sarah Bennett Allison ’90
Sarah Bennett Allison ’90 embodied the ideals of a successful student athlete: determined, focused, and well-rounded. In four years as a Lincoln Lynx, Sarah participated in five sports, receiving ten Varsity letters and contributing to five division titles and three tournament championships. She was a three-time first team All-SENE selection in basketball. In both of her two seasons as a field hockey player, she was selected All-State and All-Division and in her senior season was named to the Interscholastic League All Tournament Team. On the lacrosse field, Sarah helped lead her team to two league titles and one tournament championship. Sarah continued her success at Denison University, receiving twelve letters in four sports and contributing to four conference titles, one conference tournament championship, and six NCAA tournament appearances. She was named Academic All-Conference in crosscountry.
In lacrosse, she was a two-time first team All American, selected first-team all conference three times, regional All-American and Academic All-American, and in her senior season named Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Player of the Year. She was named to the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Decade First Team. On the basketball court, Sarah helped her team to a League Tournament Championship and an NCAA tournament bid, earning her a berth on the All-Conference Team. Sarah also led the Denison field hockey team to the NCAA tournament.
A member of the Dean’s list, Sarah graduated from Denison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Studies. Following her college career, Sarah served as a field hockey and lacrosse coach at the collegiate level for eight years during which she received a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Ohio University. In 2006, she was inducted into the Denison University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Alexis Allen Boss '89
The youngest of the Boss sisters, Alexis (Allie) Allen Boss ‘89 had the perfect blend of personality and athletic talent. She started playing tennis for Lincoln School in the fall of 1985. She earned four consecutive first-team All-State tennis selections and led her team to consecutive state titles from 1986-88. In the fall of 1988, she highlighted her high school career by capturing the state singles title while also being named a high school All-American. A multi-sport athlete, Allie also was an All-Division lacrosse player at Lincoln. Following her outstanding high school career, Allie went on the play tennis at Dartmouth. At Dartmouth, it was tenacity and willingness to continually work toward improvement that made her the Ivy League’s top female tennis player in her senior year in 1993.
To this day, Allie and her sister, Robin Boss ’83 are the only sisters who have both won the Rhode Island Interscholastic League state tennis singles championship. They are both being inducted in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame this spring.
Marjorie Buonanno Boss ‘58
Alumna, past parent, current grandparent and first alumna to Chair the Board of Trustees, Marjorie (Marge) Buonanno Boss '58 has been a part of the Lincoln community since she was six years old. As a student, she was always on the move, playing dodge ball in lower school or competing on the field hockey field in high school.
Her daughters, Robin Boss ‘83, Martha Boss Bennett ’85, and Alexis (Allie) Allen Boss ‘89, are among the most celebrated and talented student athletes in the history of Lincoln School. As a trustee and volunteer, she advocated strongly for investing in athletics for girls, knowing that being on a team in athletic competition builds self-confidence and instills a strong sense of fair play on and off the playing field.
In 1986, Lincoln dedicated the Boss-McLoughlin Gymnasium in honor of her instrumental role along with Elizabeth (Lib) Olney McLoughlin ’44, in creating this facility. When Faxon Farm was purchased, she and her family again joined in support to ensure that tennis courts and playing fields were of the highest caliber for our Lincolns athletes. Their early support of the current Faxon Farm renovation has helped Lincoln continue to maintain positive momentum forward on this critical and ambitious renovation to ensure that this generation of student athletes has facilities that support the same high standards, dedication and ambitious goals that inspire the best in our students.
In 1987, Marge received the Alumnae Citation, one of the highest honors bestowed by the School to an alumna for service to Lincoln. In honor of their daughter, Alexis (Allen) Boss '89, the family has enthusiastically encouraged participation in the annual Alexis Allen Boss '89 Memorial Tennis Tournament, held at the Point Judith Country Club, celebrating Lincoln’s strong commitment to the game of tennis. During our field hockey and lacrosse seasons, Marge can be found often on the sidelines of our new synthetic turf field at Faxon Farm, enjoying her grand-daughters Alexis “Lexi” Dorman ’13, Larson Bennett ’14, Alice Bennett ’16 and future athlete, Samantha Bennett ’22 playing field hockey and lacrosse or watching her daughter, Martha, coaching the Linoln lacrosse team.
Martha Boss Bennett ‘85
Martha Boss Bennett ’85 was a dominating presence on the field hockey and lacrosse fields. In four years as a Lincoln field hockey player, she earned two All-Division awards as well as a place on the All-State team. Known for her great leadership ability and competitive edge, Martha was captain of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams while at Lincoln.
She went on to become an impact player at Dartmouth College. In two years of varsity field hockey, Martha garnered the Most Improved Player Award as well as First Team All-Ivy accolades. In the spring, she continued her success in lacrosse, also earning Most Improved Player 1987 while adding Most Valuable Defensive Player 1989 and 2nd team All-American 1989 to her list of achievements.
Martha continues to give back to the game of lacrosse. She has been a consistent member of the lacrosse coaching staff at Lincoln School as well as volunteering her time as a coach for the Providence Youth Lacrosse Program, inspiring this generation with her passion for the game and talent as a coach.
Robin Boss ‘83
A trailblazer for Rhode Island girl’s athletics, Robin Boss’s achievements on the tennis court were some of the big reasons girl’s sports began receiving media attention during that first decade of RI Interscholastic League girl’s high school competition. From 1981-83, she won three straight RI Interscholastic League state singles championships. Robin alsox earned honors as a Carnation High School All-American and Academic All-American. In 1981, she was the Rhode Island Sports Media Association’s School-Girl Athlete of the Year.
Robin followed her career with an outstanding collegiate career at Harvard. She was Captain of the Harvard tennis team in 1986-87, First Team All-Ivy Singles 1987, Collegiate All-American Doubles 1984 and is one of seven women to earn All-Ivy Doubles honors three times 1984, 85, and 198
Jill Craybas ’92
Currently ranked among the world’s best tennis players, Jill Craybas began her career as a successful student-athlete at Lincoln School. One of the top 10 junior players in the United States, Craybas earned All-State at Lincoln School as well as the National Sportsmanship Award by the United States Tennis Association.
After graduating Lincoln in 1992, Craybas played collegiate tennis at the University of Texas and the University of Florida, winning two team National Championships and capturing the 1996 NCAA singles title. She is the only woman to be a member of national championship teams at two different universities. At Florida, she was named All-American and the school’s Female Athlete of the Year. Tennis Magazine named her Rolex College Player of the Year in 1996. Jill graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Telecommunications.
Craybas entered the professional ranks in 1996. In her last nine seasons, Craybas has consistently ranked as one of the top 100 players in the world. In 2008, Craybas represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the tennis singles event. Currently ranked number 77 in the world, Craybas is best known for her 2005 defeat of Serena Williams in the 3rd round of Wimbledon.
Constance (Connie) Briggs Faxon ’36
Guided by her deep devotion and love for Lincoln School, Connie was a faithful and generous supporter, volunteer leader and advocate for Lincoln’s mission. Her generosity to Lincoln was transformative in keeping with her commitment to support initiatives that would be of permanent benefit to generations of Lincoln students. Lincoln’s Faxon Farm was named in honor of Connie in 1981, reflecting her passion for athletics for girls and young women and her support in acquiring the property in Rehoboth, Massachusetts to serve as Lincoln’s athletic complex . This facility helped transform Lincoln’s athletic program into a highly competitive program. In 1991, she received the Alumnae Citation for her remarkable service to the advancement of Lincoln School. In 1994, Lincoln’s main building, Faxon Hall, was named in her honor in recognition of her extraordinary bequest to ensure the future of Lincoln school on behalf of its students and faculty. At the time, her bequest was the largest bequest ever made to an independent girls’ school in the state of Rhode Island.
Julie Greene ’54
Alumna and former Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Lincoln School, Julie Greene’s accomplishments as an athlete, educator, and mentor are many.
Her achievements are extraordinary by any measure: inducted into the first class of the Rhode Island Golf Hall of Fame, 11 RIWGA state titles, the most by anyone, two Eastern Amateur titles, two Tri-State (Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts) crowns, a pair of New England championships (one as a junior and one senior), two appearances in the U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinals, and a feature in Sports Illustrated after being ranked 7th in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in 1998.
After graduating from Lincoln, she matriculated to Skidmore College, where she earned a B.S. in Physical Education and then earned a Masters in student personnel at Syracuse University. She taught collegiate physical education at Colby Sawyer, Colorado, Colorado State, Cortland State and finally Sarah Lawrence before returning to Lincoln School and devoting 11 years to education and coaching at her alma mater.
Beyond her playing ability, Julie always gave back to the game in numerous capacities. She was a former lacrosse and field hockey official; former associate director of the Trans-National Golf Association, former president of the Women’s Eastern Gold Association and served on the United States Golf Association’s Junior Girls Committee. Julie was also instrumental in the success of the Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association’s junior golf program.
Throughout all of her athletic experiences, Julie stated that her greatest satisfaction in athletics came at the end of her career when she moved back to Rhode Island and began teaching and coaching at Lincoln School.
Margaret Field Kelly ’89
Known for her outstanding athleticism and leadership ability, Margaret Field Kelly was an instrumental teammate on Lincoln School’s field hockey and lacrosse programs during her tenure as a Lincoln student.
She was a two-time Rhode Island All-State field hockey player as well as a member of the 1988 Rhode Island Interscholastic League All-Tournament Team. Recognized as one of the best field hockey players in the country, Margaret was named a High School All-American and also competed in the Junior Olympic Field Hockey program. She was a dynamic lacrosse player, leading her team to a 1989 SENE League championship.
Margaret went on to play varsity field hockey and lacrosse at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, she overcame ACL reconstructive surgery to become an All-Ivy selection and captain in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was named 1st team All- Ivy and Academic All-Ivy in 1992 and earned an Honorable Mention All-Ivy berth in 1991 for field hockey.
She ranked third on Dartmouth’s lacrosse team in scoring and was named 2nd team All-Ivy while leading her team to the 1994 NCAA Tournament. In her last two seasons on the lacrosse field, Margaret played in all 30 games. As a senior at Dartmouth, Margaret was chosen as the recipient of the Patti Pierce Award, selected by the juniors, seniors, and coaches and presented to the graduating senior who has contributed most on and off the field. She also received Dartmouth Athletics’ Aggie Kurtz Award for her contributions to the advancement of women’s athletics.
Amy Leeds ’70
As a Lincoln student, athletics was Amy’s passion. She played varsity basketball and field hockey and was president of the Athletic Associatiom. She was the captain of the basketball team and was the high scorer every year. In Grade 12, Amy was selected to be a member of the Rhode Island Girls All Star Basketball team. A self professed “tomboy”, Amy spent most of her free time as a child and teenager playing sports -- baseball, basketball, tennis, football --you name it, she played it. A childhood dream of hers was to be an Olympic runner, especially after watching her idol, Wilma Rudolph, in the 1960 Olympics.
Today, her passion for athletics and for the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle has never been stronger. As a loyal alumna and trustee, Amy firmly supports and advocates for a strong athletic program for the benefit of our students. She made a leadership gift for the basketball court and the softball field at Faxon Farm. In 2008, Amy made a leadership gift to create the Amy Leeds Fitness Center in the Frances E. Wheeler Gymnasium. With her generous donation, the unused stage area in the Gymnasium was converted into a multi-purpose fitness center. The existence of the Amy Leeds Fitness Center has given our Upper School students, faculty and staff the opportunity and expert guidance to achieve the optimum of a healthy lifestyle and athletic accomplishment.
Elizabeth (Lib) Olney McLoughlin ’44
Honorary Trustee, Elizabeth “Lib” Olney McLoughlin ‘44 has been instrumental in improving and expanding the athletic program at Lincoln School. In 1986, the Boss-McLoughlin Gymnasium was dedicated to her and Marjorie Buonanno Boss ’58 for their contributions towards this new athletic facility on the Providence campus. In that same year, she received the Alumnae Citation for her service to Lincoln as a volunteer, longstanding member of the Board of Trustees, and devoted alumna.
Lib is the former president of the Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association and was the 2007 recipient of the Rhode Island Golf Association's Distinguished Service Award.
Always an active supporter of the Lincoln teams, particularly field hockey, she has been found often leaning against the wishing well at the Faxon Farm, her favorite spot to view the games, routing for the Lincoln Lynx. A truly devoted fan, she expects the best from the Lincoln girls in keeping with her own athletic experiences at Lincoln. Among the first to sing their praises, she is always very proud of the girls and follows team stats even when she cannot see a game herself.
Holly Metcalf ‘76
Known as a world-class rower, Holly Metcalf’s career began as a multiple sport athlete at Lincoln School. Competing in every sport offered by the Athletic Department, Metcalf was a standout field hockey and basketball player. Holly was a sought-after Division I basketball recruit as well as All-State field hockey player.
Following her career at Lincoln, Holly turned her attention to crew. Metcalf became a six-time member of the U.S. National Rowing Team and won five World Championship and Olympic medals. At the 1984 Olympics, she captured the Gold Medal in the women’s eight. Metcalf also directed the Silver Medal winning crew at the 1990 World Championships.
She has coached crew extensively at the club, collegiate, and national team levels. She is currently the head coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In only three seasons at MIT, Metcalf has transformed the program from a struggling Division I squad into a yearly contender within the Eastern Sprints.
Metcalf is also very active in the community. She founded the Row As One Institute, the G-ROW program, as well as the WeCanRow organization. Through these non-profit programs, she continues to enrich the lives of hundreds of women and girls. Metcalf received her B.A. in Music and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1981 and from Harvard University, a Masters in Risk and Prevention and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Human Development and Psychology.
Glenna Collett Vare’22
Glenna Collett Vare ’22 was a golfer of extraordinary talent who set great records during the golden age of sport. Glenna began her golfing career at the age of 14 and within two years had developed her skills to the point where she competed in the 1919 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship. She went on to become a six time United States Women's Amateur Golf Champion (1922, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930 & 1935) and was considered by many to be the Bobby Jones of women’s golf. In 1929, Mr. Jones wrote, “Aside from her skill with her clubs, Miss Collette typifies all that the word ‘sportsmanship’ stands for.” In 1965, she received the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association’s highest honor given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship. In 1975, she was inducted into the first class of the World Golf Hall of Fame. At the age of 81, she still maintained a 15 handicap and played in her 61st consecutive invitational event at the Point Judith Country Club in Narragansett. Since 1953, the Ladies Professional Golf Association has awarded the Vare Trophy to the golfer who has the lowest average strokes per round in professional tour events in her honor.
1986 Championship Tennis Team
Lincoln’s first Rhode Island Interscholastic League state title was earned by the tennis team in the fall of 1986 with a record of 15 – 0. Earning this first state title set the stage for an impressive string of Rhode Island Interscholastic League State title victory’s that ran from 1986 through 1990.
Kara Kee Borah ‘88
Alexis Allen Boss '89
Jody Craybas Lucatello ‘90
Homira Hussain Farrell ‘88
Kerri Flanagan ‘90
Meghan Fuchs ‘88
Christine Franek Gray ‘88
Wendy Kilborn ‘87
Sophie Glenn Lau ‘88
Giovanna Capo LoCicero ‘90
Lianne Marshall ‘88
Maribeth Colton ‘89
Kristin DePasquale North ‘89
Katherine Quinn ‘88
Coach Linda Rice