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Class of 1987
A key member of some of the great football teams of his era and All-American in
lacrosse as a senior, Nick Boynton was one of the most versatile and accomplished
athletes of the 80’s and went on to a four-year career in lacrosse at Syracuse.
The son of a former CCHS athlete, John, Boynton and his three siblings lived in
Carlisle before moving to Concord and attending Peabody for middle school. He
entered CCHS in the fall of 1983 and was part of a great run of teams in both football
and lacrosse. On the gridiron, Boynton was a wide receiver and defensive back under Hall of Fame coach Al Robichaud, playing on teams that were in the mix for the DCL title and Super Bowl berth annually, falling just short due to close losses to Lincoln-Sudbury in 1984, '85 and '86. Along with teammate/Hall of Famer and future BC Eagle QB Willie Hicks, the Patriot offense was dynamic and explosive, defeating traditional powerhouses Xaverian and Malden Catholic as well as Acton-Boxboro along the way.
In lacrosse, Boynton was a dominant player for four years under coaches Jim McClellan and Dick Kerr, finishing his CCHS career with 178 points. As a senior, Boynton scored 48 goals and had 56 points, pairing with future college players Mike Cain (UMass) and John Bermingham (Connecticut College) to form the highest-scoring line in the state. The Patriots rolled to a third consecutive league title, defeated Newton North in the Eastern Massachusetts final before slaying Western Mass power Longmeadow for the program's second state title in five years. Boynton was named All-American, Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Player of the Year by the Globe and Lowell Sun and participated in the prestigious North/South All-Star game.
"I have incredible memories of playing sports at CCHS, most of which involve being with my teammates who are lifelong friends," said Boynton. "The annual games against Lincoln-Sudbury were always big, both in football and lacrosse, and the 1987 run to the lacrosse state championship win over Longmeadow was really special. I was also lucky to play for great coaches like Jim McClellan, Dick Kerr and Al Robichaud."
Boynton then moved on to Syracuse University, where he was a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse under legendary coach Roy Simmons. Boynton was an integral part of three national titles, and Orange teams he played on were a dominating 54-4 during that period.
Boynton returned to CCHS as lacrosse coach from 1994-2000, leading the Patriots to a stellar record of 100-37 and four league titles, two Eastern Massachusetts finals berths and a memorable, undefeated run to the state championship in 1998.
Boynton has remained in Concord, and together with wife Hilary are raising five kids, including 9-year old triplets Dossie, Cooper and Campbell as well as Wyatt and Tanner. He runs a successful commercial real estate development and management business and is heavily involved in youth sports around town.