Athlete Bio

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Jason Fivek

Class of 1993

A three-sport captain and All-American in lacrosse as a senior, Jason Fivek was one of the most versatile and accomplished athletes of the 90’s and went on to captain the Colgate University lacrosse team in college.

Growing up on Indian Pipe Lane, Jason and older brother David ’90 (basketball, lacrosse) shared similar interests and competed against each other constantly in backyard games. Jason started playing soccer in Kindergarten, basketball in fourth grade and picked up lacrosse officially in fifth grade, although his tutorial had begun years earlier at home.

In soccer, Fivek earned three letters on some highly successful teams under legendary coach Jack Murray. As a sophomore, Jason saw time alongside Hall of Famer Derek Swaim ’91 and current Patriot head coach Ray Pavlik ’92 as the squad advanced to the North Finals before bowing to Masconomet. The team captain as a senior, Jason was honored as a DCL All-Star.

Fivek was also a gritty guard on some good basketball teams coached by John McNamara. A three-year varsity letterwinner, Fivek was part of the Patriots’ run to the North semifinals as a junior, including a memorable win over Burlington in the state tournament. As a senior, Fivek was named a DCL All-Star and, along with classmate and future Princeton player Chris Anderson, captained the Patriots to a state tournament berth.

Lacrosse was Fivek’s best sport, and he lettered four times on varsity for coach Dick Kerr while amassing over 150 career points. As a freshman, Fivek played alongside brother David as the Patriots made it to the State Finals before losing to Western Mass rival Longmeadow. The 1991 and ’92 squads advanced to the EMass finals, and as a senior Jason was named All-American after leading the Patriots with 42 goals and 36 assists for 78 points. Fivek was a two-time league All-Star and was named All- Scholastic by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, and was honored as the Lowell Sun Player of the Year.

“Being able to play lacrosse on the same team with my brother, David, when I got called up to Varsity my freshman year was a memorable highlight,” said Fivek. “The most memorable game would be the Concord/Burlington playoff basketball game in 1992 when Dave Cohen hit four three-pointers with less than a minute to play in regulation to send the game to overtime. With the score tied, I stole the ball in the second overtime and laid it in with only seconds left to put us up for good. Pre-game and half-time speeches from coach MacNamara and Kerr were the best - rage, intensity, strategy, passion, and often sprinkled with a hint of humor. I enjoyed them all.”

Following graduation, Fivek moved on to Colgate, where he was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the Raiders, who captured the ECAC Championship twice. A Patriot League all-star as a junior, Fivek was awarded the prestigious Richard Riccardi Leadership Award by Colgate in honor of his excellence. Following graduation, Fivek was drafted in the fifth round (34 th overall) by the Boston Blazers of the old MILL shortly before the league folded.

Currently, Jason is Vice President, Leasing with Boston Properties. He lives in Boston with his wife, Rory, and one-year old son Alexander. Jason stays active playing summer lacrosse as well as Paddle Tennis. He also completed the Boston Marathon in 2003.