Athlete Bio

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Mike Harney

Class of 1998

A three-sport star best remembered as captain of the undefeated and state champion 1998 boy’s lacrosse team, Mike Harney went on to college lacrosse greatness at Georgetown.

Mike grew up off Barrett’s Mill Road, Mike was the youngest of seven Harney siblings, and started playing youth sports in the second grade. After watching older brothers John ’88, and Patrick ’96 compete for CCHS in football and lacrosse, Mike arrived at CCHS in the fall of 1994 and quickly established himself as one of the great multi-sport athletes in school history.

In football, Harney lettered three times for coach Dick Kerr as a two-way starter, earning DCL All-Star honors as a junior and senior and captaining the squad to a 8-2 record and second place finish in the DCL in 1997, the program’s most wins in a decade. Harney was also named All-State as a senior, the first Patriot since Hall of Famer and future BC QB Willie Hicks ‘87 to earn that prestigious award. Harney also played three years of basketball, where he was a polished offensive force and tough defensive presence in the paint for head coach John MacNamara.

In lacrosse, Harney was simply one of the great players in the long and storied line of CCHS lacrosse standouts. A four-year varsity player on defense for Coach Nick Boynton ’87, Harney was a three-time All-League and two-time All-Scholastic honoree by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, finishing his career as an All American. After advancing to the EMass semifinals in 1997, the 1998 squad went a perfect 22-0, dominating their opponents and capping their remarkable run with a resounding State Championship victory over South Hadley. Harney capped his career by representing Massachusetts in the prestigious North/South game at The Ohio State University.

“I have so many great memories of CCHS sports, especially my teammates many of who have remained lifelong friends and the coaches who pushed me to help realize my potential,” said Harney.

“Being part of the 1998 lacrosse team that went 22-0 and winning the state title was really special, and that team was filled with talented players who worked well together. In football, it was fun to be part a program on the rise and our class being such an important part of that. Some of my favorite memories from football had to be playing Westford Academy my junior year when I made 22 tackles, my first ever start sophomore year against Weston when I grabbed my first interception, and finishing my career at home on Thanksgiving Day with a 42-0 win over Bedford! Most of all, it was an honor to play with my brother, Patrick, in lacrosse and football, and represent CCHS in all three sports.”

Harney earned a lacrosse scholarship to Georgetown, where he played four years for legendary coach Dave Urick. Harney captained the Hoyas to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a senior, and was later drafted by the Boston Cannons in the 2002 Major League Lacrosse draft, and went on to play parts of two seasons for that team.

Currently, Harney lives in Charlestown, MA and is Senior Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Boston. Mike is also the President and Founder of Play Ball!, a non-profit organization that has raised more than $300,000 over the last five years to support youth sports initiatives in the city of Boston. Most recently, Play Ball! funded the first ever middle school football and baseball leagues for the Boston Public Schools.