Hall of Fame

Fallon Burke, Class of 2012

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Fallon Burke is the first-ever member of the Salem Academy Athletic Hall of Fame! During her four years of high school her commitment, dedication, and energy helped begin to build athletic programs and opportunities for Salem Academy students. Throughout her middle school and high school career Fallon always led by example and proved as a model student athlete by committing to excellence in the classroom all while balancing participating in each of the three athletic seasons. Fallon possesses a very unique and special kind of leadership that gained the respect of her teammates, coaches, and opponents around the league. As a captain of 11 different teams here at Salem Academy, she holds this record that will almost be impossible to be broken. For her tireless effort and commitment to Salem Academy Athletics Fallon was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Spring of 2012 and her #18 jersey has been retired in soccer, basketball, and softball.

Career Stats: Soccer: 4-year starter; 4-year Captain; 2010,2011 MCSAO All-League, 2012 Honorable Mention MCSAO; 4-time Coaches Award winner Basketball: 3-year starter; 3-year Captain; 2009, 2010 Honorable Mention MCSAO; 2-time Coaches Award winner  Softball: 4-year starter; 4-year Captain; 2011 MCSAO Honorable Mention; Team MVP 2008 and 2009


Brian Rodriguez, Class of 2015

Brian Rodriguez is the second individual to be voted into the Salem Academy Athlete Hall of Fame. Brian arrived at Salem Academy in the Fall of 2011 as a freshman as a very raw but motivated student-athlete. About midway through his sophomore year, Brian developed an incredible work ethic and over the next two and a half years was an incredible student athlete for Salem Academy. His effort and leadership developed yearly and made him one of the most well-liked and respected student-athletes around the league. Brian has left a legacy and helped build a tradition of success here at Salem Academy and we are very proud to have him in our Hall of Fame.

Career Stats: Soccer– 3-year Varsity Letter Winner, MCSAO All-League 2014, Two-time Team MVP, Captain of the 2014 team. Basketball– 3 Year Varsity Letter Winner. Baseball– 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner, 4 Time All-League Selection, First ever Salem Academy Male Athlete to be selected as League MVP, 3 Year Team MVP, and Captain of the 2014 and 2015 teams.


Tara Deschenes, Class of 2016

Tara Deschenes is the third individual to be voted into the Salem Academy Athlete Hall of Fame. Tara arrived at Salem Academy in the Fall of 2012 as a freshman. From the second Tara stepped on campus to the time she graduated, former Athletic Director, Drew Betts was always impressed with her and the drive that she had. She is a natural leader who unapologetically pushed, motivated, and worked to succeed as a student and as an athlete at Salem Academy. She advocated for more games, new uniforms, and more sports and was one who along the way supported and worked to make each of these things happen. She never strayed away from a challenge and even when things got tough, and she absolutely faced some challenges she was always the first to take accountability. Her ability to communicate and respond to adversity is something that garnered more respect from her coaches, teachers, and peers.

Tara as an athlete was an intense competitor who had incredible success in helping start and create our school’s first-ever volleyball program. In addition, she tried her hand at basketball. On the softball field, she truly shined. She is an individual who remains the only student-athlete in MCSAO History and holds a number of school single-season and career records.

Career Stats: Softball – 4-year Varsity Letter Winner, 4-time League MVP, 3-time Captain, 10-time Player of the Game, 2012 Player of the Year, Single Season Batting Avg. Record (.706), Career ERA Record (2.02), Saves Record (1), Career Strikeouts Record (409), Career Wins Record (41), Career RBIs Record (101). Volleyball – 2-year Varsity Letter Winner, 2015 Coaches Award, 2015 All-League Honorable Mention, 2015 Captain; Player of the Match; Basketball 1-year Varsity Letter Winner