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Beth A. (Long) Deneen

 

2018 Inductee - 1985 Graduate 

Beth Deneen was a member of the Fitchburg State Field Hockey and Softball Teams. Throughout her Falcons field hockey career as a defensive player, she totaled 53 points on 23 goals and seven assists in 65 career games.

As a freshman, she helped the Falcons achieve a 15-3-3 record and was named MVP her junior and senior seasons. During her time on the Fitchburg State Softball Team, Beth batted .604 (29-for-48) with nine runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, two stolen bases and 11 RBI.

In addition, Beth was also a 4x Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) First Team All-Conference selection as well as a 3x North East Field Hockey Association (NEFHA) honoree.

As a student, Beth devoted time off the field to promote greater equality for women's athletics, serving two years as president of the university's Women's Athletics Association. She also served on the formation committee for the Fitchburg State Athletics Hall of Fame and was instrumental in planning its inaugural event in 1994.

Since graduating in 1985, Beth has devoted over 30 years to the education of elementary and middle school children in the Commonwealth and has shared her passion for athletics as a coach for numerous youth field hockey and softball programs.

She has taught in Somerville, Framingham, Leominster and most recently as a math/science teacher in the Sudbury Public Schools system. She currently serves as assistant principal at the Intermediate School for the Barnstable Public Schools.

Beth is married to her college sweetheart, Daniel and has two daughters, Molly and Erin.