When you grow up with eight siblings, you learn to be versatile.
Add to that experience hard word and God given talent and Maureen Walsh Schultheis became as versatile an athlete as Windsor Locks has ever seen and few were more decorated.
Before she graduated from WLHS in 1983, Maureen was selected second team All-State in soccer, all conference all four years in softball, all conference three years in soccer; captain of the soccer, basketball and softball teams, won the Underclassman Athletic Award, the Ruby Fournier Sportsmanship Award and was voted Most Athletic by her senior class mates.
Maureen has the distinction of being named all conference in softball at two positions–centerfield as a freshman and her final years at catcher; the next in a long line of excellent catchers playing for Coach Pat Scelza.
Maureen was the goaltender on the varsity soccer team all four years of high school saving over 1000 shots on goal. Maureen was instrumental in WLHS’ run to the first Women’s State Championship Soccer Finals, where Locks fell to powerhouse E.O. Smith.
After graduation from WLHS, Maureen went on to UConn majoring in Economics and a minor in Finance. She and her husband Don have been married for 26 years raising three daughters, Meaghan, Erin and Kelly.
Maureen works for Smith Brothers Insurance Agency (formerly Carillo Insurance) as a Personal Lines Manager and Claims Advocate.
Maureen’s family likes to vacation at Hampton Beach. Forever a sports fan, Maureen followes the UConn athletic teams taking in as many home games as she can.
Maureen Walsh Schultheis had a rare talent that allowed her to excel no matter what the sport, no matter the position.
Along the way she gained recognition and respect from her classmates, teammates, coaches and opponents.
Forty years after entering WLHS, Maureen still has the same core group of friends forged through their experiences on the fields and in the classrooms, please again to celebrate her accomplishments, now as a member of the Windsor Locks Athletic Hall of Fame.