Athlete Bio

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Emily Boynton Rush

Class of 1996

An accomplished and versatile athlete who was a three-sport DCL All-Star and lacrosse All-American, Emily Boynton was also a three-sport captain at CCHS and went on to a productive four-year college lacrosse career at Brown University.

  Growing up as the youngest in an athletic family with three older brothers, Emily attended Alcott and Peabody Middle School. Emily grew up playing every sport and watching older brother and fellow Hall of Famer Nick ’87 captain the boy’s lacrosse team to a state title his senior year.

  In the fall, Boynton was a four-year letterwinner under Hall of Famer Karyn Hesse Copland, helping the Patriots win DCL titles in 1992 and 1994. A three-time DCL All-Star and senior captain. Boynton was also honored as an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star by the Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association following her senior year.

  Winter found Boynton on the Hayes Gymnasium hardwood under the watchful eye of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Dick DiMare. A three-year letterwinner, Boynton played on a pair of DCL title teams that made deep runs in to the state tournament.

  Lacrosse was where Boynton starred, as she lettered three times as a tough and talented midfielder under head coaches Donna Gilbert and Jennifer Greeley. After breaking through as a DCL All-Star and CCHS Rookie of the Year as a sophomore, Boynton exploded as a junior, earning Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Lowell Sun Player of the Year honors. She went one better as a senior, scoring 39 goals and dishing out 8 assists while earning Globe and Lowell Sun Player of the Year honors in addition to being named a USWLA All-American. Boynton finished her illustrious career with 111 points.

  "My memories of sports at CCHS are less focused on specific games and more on the time spent with great teammates and coaches preparing,” said Rush. “I feel so fortunate to have been surrounded by so many talented people who pushed me every day to become better. The bus rides, practices and all that we shared in the pursuit of excellence was what helped define my time at CCHS.”

  Following graduation, Boynton matriculated to Brown University, where she played soccer as a freshman and lacrosse all four years for the Bears.

Boynton works as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking, at Bank of America in Boston. She and her husband, Wes, live in the shadow of Rideout Playground in West Concord with their sons, Ray (5) and Wilson (4).