Having already hung up his football pads, senior Matthew Delaney is a few games short of hanging up his baseball glove and bat as his time at Malden High comes to an end. Delaney has been playing baseball since the age of eight.
However, he has only played football since his freshman year, which is where his favorite memory of high school occurred while beating Medford High School his senior year. Since he was captain, it was a huge accomplishment to bring that win home.
Delaney has been a Malden resident since he was born. Graduating from the Linden Elementary school back in 2010, he came to MHS with high hopes.
Delaney has had a great time with his experience playing baseball for MHS over the last four years. He is grateful for the teammates he has played with and all the knowledge varsity baseball coach Kevin Carpenito has handed down during Delaney’s time on the team.
His favorite class he took at MHS was Mock Trial with Mr. Tivnan. There was “great teamwork and collaboration, and you learn so much about law and the courts,” Delaney stated. Delaney then added, “Tivnan is also the man.”
Delaney is attending Bridgewater State in the fall and plans on studying criminal justice. He then eventually hopes to become member of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) or of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF agent), or a Unites States Marshall.
During his spare time, besides hanging out with his teammates, he enjoys playing any type of sports, including “baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, or frisbee.” And to the underclassmen Delaney said “be proud of what you do in high school. Get good grades, be responsible, but enjoy yourself; these really are the best years of your life.”