In the eight years that the best all-sports school in Division
III has been named, the Ephs have won the trophy seven times.
The Lord Jeffs' football rivalry with Williams, which dates to
1884, is the oldest in Division III.
The Amherst school counts Julius Erving and Jeff Reardon among
4 Volleyball Hall of Fame
The hall is in Holyoke, where the sport was invented in 1895.
5 Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, where James Naismith invented the sport
6 Bill Guerin
The Wilbraham native, a Stars wing, is in his 12th NHL season.
7 Holy Cross
The Worcester school is the alma mater of Celtics great Bob
8 Lou Merloni
The former Fenway fave from Framingham is now an infielder for
The hometown of Mets lefty Tom Glavine is also the state's SI
Sportstown for having the best community sports programs.
10 Keith Tkachuk
The left wing from Melrose was the first American-born player to
lead the NHL in goals, scoring 52 in 1996-97.
11 Head of the Charles
Each October more than 7,000 competitors race in this regatta on
the Charles River in Boston.
12 The Country Club
Brookline native son Francis Ouimet's historic 1913 U.S. Open win
(which boosted golf interest in America) and the U.S. team's '99
Ryder Cup triumph.
13 Fenway Park
Baseball's oldest ballpark has been home to the Red Sox since
14 Jeremy Roenick
The All-Star center for the Flyers is from Boston.
15 The Beanpot
The city's hockey rivalries come to a boil in the Beanpot
Tournament, held each February at the FleetCenter. Boston
College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern have
fought for bragging rights at the event since 1952; BC came
away the winner this year, but BU has prevailed the most times,
16 Tony Amonte
A two-time Olympian, the Flyers' forward is a Hingham native.
17 Brockton Rox
The owners of the minor league club include Bill Murray, Jimmy
Fallon and Mike Veeck.
18 Mike Sullivan
The BU alum from Marshfield guides the Bruins; at 36 he's the
NHL's youngest head coach.
19 Cape Cod League
Baseball's oldest summer league began play in 1885.
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