Walpole’s Weber honored with Flutie Award

Pictured here in last season’s state semifinal win over Groton-Dunstable, Melanie Weber (10) served as a tri-sport star for the Walpole High field hockey, girls basketball, and girls lacrosse teams from 2013-2017. She now plays Division I field hockey at Northeastern. Photos by Michael Flanagan

By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

At halftime of Walpole High football’s 42-21 win over Weymouth on Thanksgiving, the Bay State Conference recognized former Walpole field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse star Melanie Weber with the Doug Flutie Award.

The Flutie Award is the top honor presented by the Bay State Conference each year for one male and one female graduate of the league. The award recognizes athletes who possess the qualities exemplified by Doug Flutie, the former great Natick High and Boston College quarterback, such as performance in school, dedication, leadership, sportsmanship and character.

During her four years at Walpole High, Weber earned 12 varsity letters (four for field hockey, four for basketball, four for lacrosse) and was a five-time team captain (field hockey and basketball during junior and senior years, lacrosse during senior year).

Weber and the Porkers won the Division I state field hockey championship twice - during her freshman season in 2013 and her senior season in 2016.

In 2017, Weber helped guide the Walpole High girls lacrosse team to an Eastern Mass title. Weber was a six-time Bay State Conference All Star (three for field hockey, three for lacrosse) and was twice named Bay State Herget Division MVP. Weber was named to the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team for field hockey three times and twice named to the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team for field hockey and was named the Globe’s Division I Player of the Year in 2016. Weber was also awarded Globe All-Scholastic for lacrosse in 2016.

In both 2015 and 2016, Weber was named a Max Preps Regional All American for field hockey. The current Northeastern Husky was also named to the US Field Hockey Coaches Association’s All Region team in 2016. In 2017, Weber was named to the Eastern Mass Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association’s first-team and a Division II All-Star.

Off the field, Weber is a member of the National Honor Society.

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