Athletics Hall of Fame

The Masters School Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2018 by the Athletics Department, Dobbs Athletic Association and the Dobbs Alumnae/i Association to honor outstanding athletes, teams and coaches for their athletic performance, leadership and program contributions while at Masters and following their Masters attendance.

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Past Honorees

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  • 2020: The 2000 Boys Varsity Basketball Team

    The 2000 varsity boys basketball team was the School’s first boys team to win a championship. The team defied the odds and won the Fairchester League title and tournament just three years after the team's inaugural season.
  • 2018: Carol Ebbert Hackett ’65

    Carol Ebbert Hackett ’65 was a member of the Dobbs Athletic Association (DAA) and a proud Delta. At Dobbs, Carol played field hockey, volleyball, tennis, softball, basketball and one season of lacrosse. After graduating in 1965, she continued playing volleyball for the next 12 years.

    Carol joined the staff of the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut in 1973 where she coached varsity volleyball and girls varsity tennis and taught physical education for 35 years. After serving as the assistant athletic director, coordinating girl’s athletics, Carol became the first female athletic director for a co-ed school in the New England Prep School Athletic Association. As Title IV was just beginning to be implemented nationwide, Carol had to fight to provide her female student athletes the same number of competitive teams, uniforms and equipment. Carol’s goal during her tenure at Wooster was to make sure that all the students—especially the girls—felt good about themselves and felt comfortable doing some type of physical activity while displaying good sportsmanship.
    We honor Carol for her commitment to athletics and the strides that she has made in advancing opportunities for women and girls to pursue their athletic interests.
  • 2018: Margaret “Suzie” Paxton ’88

    Suzanne Paxton ’88 is a Masters fencing alumna, member of the 1996 Olympic Team, five-time Emmy award-winning producer and founder of Point Studio. A member of the 1996 United States Olympic Team, Paxton was a top nationally and internationally ranked fencer in women’s foil individual and team competition.

    She was first introduced to fencing at The Masters School with fencing Master, Francisco “Patxi” Martin. Her accolades include: competing in two national championships at Penn State; member of the U.S. National Team where she competed and won medals at World Cup competitions, Pan American Fencing Championships, World University Games and other international events; member of the team which won the first gold medal ever by a U.S. team in a World Cup in Cuba, 1992; represented the United States at the 1996 Olympic Games in individual and team competition; member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in individual and team competition; Fencing Analyst for NBC Sports Olympic Games  Broadcast, Athens 2004; honored as an Olympic torchbearer in Amfilochia, Greece, helping to carry the torch toward the Athens Olympic Games; served as an Olympic Ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee, helping to prepare Olympians for international and Olympic competition.
    We honor Suzie for her achievements in fencing.
  • 2018: Lois Miller Waterman 1901

    Lois Miller Waterman 1901 is the founding member of the Dobbs Athletic Association (DAA), which was founded to promote an athletic spirit and to develop sports and exercise at Masters in a lasting way. DAA benefited the community and brought pleasure to every member of the School.

    Lois’s legacy not only includes the Dobbs Athletics Association, which is still active on campus today, but also her daughter, Mary Waterman Farwell ’23, and granddaughter, Katherine Farwell Williamson ’54 as well as her niece Lindley Reed Hunter ’37.

2018 Induction Ceremony

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