When Logan DiCarlo begins her senior season next week for the Revere High field hockey team, she will do so as the team captain. It’s an esteemed leadership post she also holds for the varsity softball team and one she will carry on to the basketball court this winter.
Just call her Captain DiCarlo – times three.
“I feel it’s an honor to be a captain and to play sports with so many great girls,” says DiCarlo. “I like to lead by example.”
She’s certainly done that in the classroom where she is an honor roll student, ranked near the top of her class, and a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
Revere softball coach Joe Ciccarello is not the least bit surprised that DiCarlo has been selected as a captain in three sports.
“One of the best kids I’ve ever met,” said Ciccarello. An overall bright, smiley kid with a tremendous outlook on life, and a complete leader who knows the right thing to do and how to get her message across.”
DiCarlo entered Revere High with stellar credentials as a softball player, having excelled for an undefeated Revere middle school team coached by her father, Peter, a highly respected baseball mentor in Revere and at Savio Prep for many years. She has been a three-year starter for the varsity softball team, the last two seasons at shortstop.
DiCarlo picked up the sport of field hockey as a freshman and is a four-year starter. She became a full-time varsity basketball player last season.
“I’ve been playing sports all my life,” said DiCarlo. “I’ve always made jokes about how my dad is and that we’ve had Peter DiCarlo boot camp in the backyard. He’s the reason why I’ve become an athlete who loves to play different sports. He’s my support system. He has perfect attendance for every game I’ve ever played.”
What’s her favorite sport?
“I can’t really decide – I love all my sports,” said DiCarlo, who turns 18 next month.
She has had a taste of post-season success in basketball and softball where her teams have qualified for the state tournament. Next spring’s softball team should be a title contender with seven starters returning, including pitching phenom Sabrina Palermo.
“Sabrina is awesome – she’s probably the rock of our team,” said DiCarlo. “I’m really excited about next season. Basketball should be a great year, too, because we have really good chemistry on the team.”
DiCarlo said she has learned a lot about being a captain from former teammates such as Paige Licata, Marisa Parent, Gena Restiano, Caitlyn Caramello, and Jacqui Noel, and other graduating players who have gone on to college.
“You see how well the girls in previous years handled their responsibilities as a captain and you try to emulate them and keep up the team’s energy the way they did,” said DiCarlo.
Paige Licata is a particular source of inspiration.
“Paige was a couple of years ahead of me and really inspired me,” said DiCarlo. “She was a three-sport captain and played the same sports I did. She’s playing softball at Assumption College.”
DiCarlo is part of only a handful of three-sport performers at Revere High. Angela Curtis, also a senior, will be her teammate in field hockey, basketball, and softball.
DiCarlo says she’s enjoyed her athletic experience at Revere High, crediting her coaches for their motivation and dedication to their craft.
“I’ve had great coaches,” she said. “I can honestly say that they’ve made my experience something special. But as much as the wins and losses count during the season, the lessons I’m taking away are that it’s about the person playing next to you and coming together as a team. Coach [Katelyn] Leonard, my basketball coach, really emphasizes that – it’s more about having team chemistry and playing together as a team.”
DiCarlo participates in extracurricular activities outside of sports. She is a member of the student council and editor-in-chief of the RHS yearbook, The Lantern.
“Revere High has been great for me,” said DiCarlo. “I wouldn’t want to go to any other school. We have so many outstanding teachers like Miss [Cheryl] Szymanski, who teaches AP caculus.”
DiCarlo has visited colleges in the area, but hasn’t focused in on where she would like to continue her education.
“I’d like to go into engineering,” said DiCarlo, who is taking Advanced Placement classes in physics, calculus and computer science this year.