Jennifer Baccaro (Class of 1991)
Jennifer Baccaro was a three-sport star at BHS, attaining All-State status in soccer, basketball and softball – a first for a BHS athlete.
In soccer, Baccaro received the Redcoat Award in 1988, was captain and an All-Stater in 1989, and in 1990 was All-State, All-Northwest Conference, and received the Coaches Award.
During her basketball career, Baccaro was a varsity player in 1988, and was named All-NWC and the Coaches Award winner in 1989. She was a team captain and an All-NWC selection in both 1990 and 1991, was named All-State and received the Coaches Award.
In softball, Baccaro was All-NWC in 1989. The following season she attained All-NWC and All-State status. She was named team captain her senior year and would earn All-NWC and All-State honors, and was selected to play in the CHSCA Senior All-Star game.
Baccaro went on to attend the University of Vermont where she played four years of softball and one season of soccer.
After graduating, she coached junior varsity soccer and freshmen basketball at BHS, and was an assistant softball coach at Trinity College.
Baccaro then began her teaching career, in Lexington, Mass., where she coached freshmen softball at the high school for six years. She then moved to Mashpee, Mass., where she is a sixth grade teacher.
The Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class in 2012 will be athletes Joseph Simeone (Class of 1936), Lino "Chick" Girone (1936), Paul Kornichuk (1949), Dan Roberts (1967), Tammy Borkowski (1989), Jennifer Baccaro (1991), Kyle Gallo (1993), Susan Church Zibell (1993) and Jesse Carlson (1999), coaches George Hall and Ken Parciak, and contributor Bob Peckrul. Also, the 1986 BHS wrestling team will be honored.
The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held Sunday, April 29 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. For ticket information, contact Marie Siegal at (860) 828-1115; firstname.lastname@example.org.