Athlete Bio

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Cameron McKennitt

Class of 1987

A three-sport all-star at CCHS who ranks among the finest baseball and hockey players of the last 25 years, Cameron McKennitt was a fierce competitor who went on to earn five varsity letters at Dartmouth College.

Growing up in Thoreau Hills, McKennitt was an accomplished athlete from a young age, playing baseball, hockey and Soccer while attending Thoreau and Sanborn schools before entering the high school in Cameron McKennitt the fall of 1983. After a year of freshman soccer, McKennitt took (Conc/Carl) advantage of the switch in seasons for the golf team from spring to fall in 1984, and was part of a great run of teams under Hall of Fame athlete/coach Dave Bouchard. A two-time Dual County League all-star, McKennitt contributed to three league titles in three years, and as a senior captain, finished second in the DCL Medalist tournament.

On the ice, McKennitt played on some very strong hockey teams coached by Harvey Doneski. A four-year letter winner, McKennitt served as captain junior and senior year, leading the team and league in scoring twice. A three-time DCL all-star and league MVP as a Senior, McKennitt was recognized as the Middlesex News Player of the Year in 1987 and was a Lowell Sun All-Scholastic. An All-Star at the prestigious Hockey Night in Boston showcase, McKennitt graduated from CCHS with 65 goals and 89 assists for 154 career points in just 67 games, which places him in the top three all-time in that category.

Spring found McKennitt on the baseball diamond, where he was a standout P/1B for coach Joe Leone, twice earning DCL all-star honors. A crafty lefthander on the mound, McKennitt hurled a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against rival Bedford as a senior, one of just three no-hitters in Leone's tenure as head coach. McKennitt was also a force with the bat, hitting over .400 twice and leading the squad in RBI three times.

"Cameron was probably the purest hitter I've ever coached, and One of the things that made him special was he had the ability to pitch, hit, field and was a Super defensive player," said Leone, a 21-year veteran on the Patriot bench. "He had great bat control and excellent balance at the plate, and could hit the ball to all fields. He was also a tremendous competitor who was a real leader for us."

Following graduation from CCHS, McKennitt attended Dartmouth College, where he continued his hockey and baseball careers. In hockey, McKennitt earned two varsity letters for the Big Green before turning his full attention to baseball. On the diamond, McKennitt was a standout 1B/DH, earning All-Ivy League and EIBL honors twice. A senior captain for coach Bob Whalen, McKennitt posted a .331 career average.

Following Dartmouth, McKennitt moved back to Boston and held several positions in the mergers and acquisition field before taking a VP position with United Stationers in Chicago. In 2001, McKennitt and his wife Martha moved back to Concord where they are raising children CJ, Audrey and Mia. Currently the CEO of CM Enterprises, Cameron can be found playing golf at Concord Country Club during the Summer and patrolling the ice at Warner's Pond during the winter.