Athletics Hall of Fame
Steve Owen '97
Class of 2010
Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball
Steve was a stand-out three-sport athlete and tri-captain at Nobles, winning 13 varsity letters, including five in hockey. In football, he captained the team and was a two-time all-league selection. A running back, he scored 45 touchdowns in his career. In 1994, the football team won the ISL Championship and was the first Nobles football team to be selected for the New England tournament.
In hockey, he also served as captain and was honored twice as an all-league player. He was also a NEPSAC All-Star and the winner of the Sziklas Hockey Trophy. He finished his hockey career with a Nobles record of 201 points (67 goals, 134 assists) and only five penalties in five ISL seasons.
In baseball, Steve was a captain and team MVP, batting .500 his junior year and .400 over the course of his career. He was named All-League. Upon graduating from Nobles, Steve was honored with both the Nobles Shield and the Miller Medal.
A remarkable statistic is the exceptional record of his Nobles teams; out of 12 possible seasons, his teams had winning seasons in 11. In games against Milton, his teams went 16-2-1. Former Headmaster Dick Baker remarked, "As a Sixth Class student, he played on our fourth hockey team - already a man among boys. He might have scored 100 goals a game, but understood intuitively that he should not show off. He satisfied himself by feeding passes into his classmates where they could have a chance at scoring. That's unusual understanding in one so young, but it turned out to be a harbinger of his identity today."
Steve went on to Williams College where he was a four-year letter winner in hockey. His college team set school records twice for wins in a season, and Steve was awarded the McCormick Prize for spirit, character and leadership.