Athlete Bio

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Alison Furey

Class of 1995

A three-sport standout and two-sport All-Scholastic, Alison Furey went on to earn multiple National Championships at Williams College before returning to CCHS as a guidance counselor and coach.

The daughter of beloved long-time CCHS teacher/coach Robert “Doc” Furey, Alison and brother Joel grew up not far from Concord Center, playing a variety of youth sports and spending her winters on the ski slopes of Northern New England.

Furey arrived at CCHS in the fall of 1991, and in soccer was a three-time letterwinner for coach Karyn Hesse, playing on some solid tournament teams. In skiing, Alison was part of the Alpine Varsity for four years and the Nordic Varsity as a freshman and sophomore. The State Alpine Champion as a junior and senior, Furey was named Boston Herald and Lowell Sun Skier of the Year as a senior and won the prestigious Skimeisterein Award as a sophomore as the League Champion in combined alpine and Nordic. A two-time Herald All-Scholastic, Furey was a Mass Bay Ski League Alpine All-Star all four years, an MBSL Nordic All-Star as a sophomore and was named to the MBSL Combined All-Star as a freshman and sophomore. The Bay State Games champion in 1994 and 1995, Furey was a four-time participant in the Junior Olympics and was a member of the NH State Team from 1992-1995.

Spring saw Furey outside on the lacrosse field playing three years of varsity for coaches Donna Gilbert and Jennifer Greeley. A three-time DCL All-Star, Furey was a Boston Herald and Lowell Sun All- Scholastic as both a junior and senior.

“In addition to the great teammates and coaches I played with, my favorite memories are winning the state championship two years in a row, winning the Skimeisterein award in 10th grade and also being named the first Skier of the Year for the Herald and Lowell Sun,” said Furey. “My biggest influence has always been my brother, Joel. He set the bar very high; I always wanted to be just like him, and achieve what he did at the same time he did (even though I was five years younger); he has been my most influential coach.”

Following graduation, Furey followed her father and brother to Williams College, where she continued both her lacrosse and skiing careers. A four-year member of the Varsity Alpine Ski Team, Furey helped lead the Ephs to NCAA National Championships in 1997, 1998, and 1999. In lacrosse, Furey was a part of teams that won ECAC Championships in 1996 and1999 and finished as NCAA Division III Championship runner-up in 1998. The 1996 team was ranked #1 Nationally and was the first team to be inducted into the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame. Individually, Furey was honored as a NESCAC Scholar-Athlete in 1998 and 1999 for skiing and lacrosse and as a Williams Scholar-Athlete for three years.

After spending time in the private sector, Furey, returned to CCHS and returned the lacrosse program to statewide prominence. She left coaching to get her doctorate, marry Michael Nowicki, a landscape architect, and raise twin girls. Dr. Nowicki is chair of the Counseling department at CCHS.