Providence Country Day School has marked many athletic milestones in recent history and this weekend was yet one more historic event. The 1981 Cross Country Team, the Saltonstall/Chace family, and four individual athletes were honored at the 14th induction ceremony of the PCD Hall of Fame ceremony held May 4.
Sponsored by the PCD Alumni Association, the Providence Country Day School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to recognize and honor those who, through significant contributions to PCD athletics, have had a lasting and positive impact on the school's history and reputation. The Hall of Fame also acknowledges the essential role that athletics play in a Providence Country Day education and honors those who have given as much to PCD athletics as they have received.
Congratulations to the 2019 PCD Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:
Phoebe Brueckner '02
PCD Soccer and Basketball Captain for four years.
Jack Hayes '85
PCD Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse player. Co-captain of the 1985 SENEISAA Basketball Championship team. Also on the 1985 SENEISAA Lacrosse Championship team. Now serves at Athletic Director at Brown University and was recently recognized for contributions to Rhode Island sports community with the 2019 Words Unlimited Frank Lanning Award.
Current PCD Baseball Coach and has led the team to the SENE Championship four times since 2002. Varsity Baseball is also a two-time SEPSAC finalist. McLaughlin also served as Varsity Basketball Coach from 1990 to 2002, securing four SENE Championships, and a NEPSAC Championship. Parent to Cate McLaughlin '19.
Bill Saltonstall '79: A RI Interscholastic Division II-A First Team All-State Soccer player; Served as Assistant Captain to Varsity Hockey and earned an All-Eastern Independent All-Star Team Lacrosse title.
Tom Saltonstall '83: A Varsity Soccer Captain, Squash, Varsity Hockey and Lacrosse Captain; Earned a RI Interscholastic I-A All-State First Team honor for Soccer,
As advocates for the PCD Athletics program, both Liz Chace, Joanna Saltonstall have supported the school with their board service. Joanna is also parent to Hannah '19.
Herbert G. Wylie '41
Varsity Football Captain and Wrestling Captain. Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey player. As a wrestler, Wylie was the State Champion in his weight class and winner of the Outstanding Wrestler award in Rhode Island. Great Grandfather to Zoey Martin '20.
1981 Cross Country Team
A historic team led with a record low score of 42 points at the New England Tournament, with all five runners finishing in the top 12 for the race.