Wilmington’s Ryan Layton To Be Inducted In Malden Catholic’s Athletic Hall Of Fame

Below is a press release from Malden Catholic:

MALDEN, MA — In recognition of Malden Catholic’s longest serving Xaverian Brother, MC has dedicated its athletic hall of fame to Brother Daniel Cremin, C.F.X. who spent 23 years at the school coaching and teaching physical education instruction and 23 years at the school as a counselor. The school’s hall of fame was originally established in 1989 and it celebrated the institution’s strong athletic history and outstanding individual athlete, team, coach and volunteer accomplishments with a formal induction into the MC Hall of Fame for sixteen years.

The Hall of Fame event will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Anthony’s of Malden. Mayor Gary Christenson will be in attendance along with 350 guests to honor several former great Lancer athletes, legendary coaches and two MC teams. A social hour will be held starting at 5:30 PM before the Hall of Fame ceremony begins at 6 PM. Tickets are sold out for the event.

Wilmington native Ryan Layton (Class of 2002) will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Layton was a three-sport stand-out in football, hockey and lacrosse. He played four years of varsity Hockey and three years of varsity Football and Lacrosse. In his junior and senior year, he earned Catholic Conference All-Star, in all three sports and was awarded the Most Valuable Player award in Football and Hockey. In his senior year, he was elected Captain in all three sports and was the recipient of the Extraordinary Achievement in Athletics Award.

Additional inductees include:

  • Brian Parow ’04 – MC Wrestling (Chelmsford, MA)
  • Dario Pizzano ’09 – MC Baseball (Hoboken, NJ)
  • David Caputo ’85 – MC Football and Baseball (Rowley, MA)
  • Domenic “Junior” Vincenzo Jr. ’94 – MC Soccer (North Reading, MA)
  • Jack Leavitt ’02 – MC Swimming (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Richard “Rick” Mazzei ’74 – MC Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Sean Layton ’03 – MC Football, Hockey and Lacrosse (Medford, MA)
  • Stephen Joseph Harris ’68 – MC Football, Hockey, Baseball and Track (Tewksbury, MA)
  • Steve Freker – MC Baseball Coach 2000 – 2012 (Malden, MA)
  • Stephen Wishoski ’68 – Football, Baseball and Track (Malden, MA)
  • 1960 – 1961 MC Boys Basketball Team
  • 2010 – 2011 MC Boys Hockey Team

The 2010 – 2011 Boys Hockey team includes Wilmington native Nicholas Masiello (Class of 2012).

About Malden Catholic

Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Cornell, Brown, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Notre Dame, Northeastern, Boston College and College of the Holy Cross. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with electives such as Robotics and Engineering Design. Malden Catholic curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal.

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