9, 10, 11, 12
9, 10, 11, 12
9, 10, 11, 12
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
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.
Furey has returned back to CCHS where she is a School Counselor and has rebuilt the CCHS girl’s
lacrosse program back to statewide prominence in her four years as head coach. Her 2009 team went
17-2, losing to perennial power Framingham by one goal in the state quarterfinals. She currently resides
in Quincy, MA with her boyfriend, Chad Jones.