About the Inductee
Framingham High Graduate
Shaunna Kaplan Gay
Kaplan did not excel at one but two sports throughout her athletic career – soccer and lacrosse. She began soccer when she was just five years old.
It wasn’t until her freshman year at Framingham High School when she began her lacrosse career. Kaplan said it was her P.E. teacher who convinced her to go out for the team despite her looking to play softball like her older sister.
Throughout her athletic career in soccer, Kaplan accumulated 65 goals and 45 assists in her four years of high school. She was also named Bay State League All-Star in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
In her time playing lacrosse, Kaplan was named the Eastern Massachusetts Player of the Year and Boston Globe Player of the Year in 2006. Kaplan also was named Bay State League First Team All-Star in 2004-2006.
Although Kaplan said she doesn’t have a favorite of the two, she loves each sport in their own individual way. She said, “I think my passion was always soccer so I’m deep-rooted in that but lacrosse was so new and so fun and something I had never done before. I think that was more like a honeymoon
phase. I don’t really have a favorite – they’re just different.”
Kaplan said she was very humbled and flattered to be part of such a special evening for the program of Framingham High School.