Athletics Hall of Fame

Steve Owen '66

Class of 2010

Football, Hockey, Baseball

Pronounced the best Nobles athlete of the first hundred years of the school by Headmaster Elliot Putnam, Steve was a 12-time varsity letter winner in football, hockey and baseball. In football, he was the starting running back for four straight years. He also kicked, ran back kickoffs and punts, and played defensive guard. He finished his stellar career with 154 points, despite being hindered by an ankle injury most of his senior season. He was an incredible football player and hands down the best player in the League.

In the winter, he ruled the ice, centering the first line for three years. He led Nobles to an ISL championship his senior season and set a Nobles record with 64 points that year alone. He finished his remarkable career by setting the Nobles scoring record with 141 (76 goals and 65 assists). Steve’s hockey play was tough and hard-nosed; he led his team in penalties twice during his four-year career.

In the spring, Steve dominated the baseball diamond (interestingly, he wasn’t able to showcase his scratch golf talent because Nobles hadn’t yet introduced a golf team). He started all four years at second base and also stepped in to pitch his senior year. He was one of the league’s best hitters, batting third in the Nobles order for four straight years, and leading the league in home runs his freshman year. He hit over .500 in his senior season, going 5-5 in the last game of his Nobles career against Milton.

Collectively, Steve and his three sons, Steve ’97, Chris ’00 and Rob ’07, played 46 varsity seasons for Nobles; remarkably, only two of the 46 teams had losing records. Steve went on to play hockey at Harvard, and he graduated as the third highest scorer in the school’s history. It was in college where he got to show off his golfing talent as a member of the Harvard golf team. He also teamed up with his Nobles classmate, Skip Wood ’66, to play paddle tennis; the duo was ranked number one in New England and fourth nationally.

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2010 Hall of Fame Steve Owen '66