Danielle Norton Dickman graduated from Bartlett High School in 1987. She excelled in both soccer and softball. Danielle was also president of the National Honor Society in 1987, and, in this same year, was selected to the BHS Super Team by the English department.
As a sophomore, Danielle developed a reputation in soccer as both a tough-nosed defender and a skilled forward. Danielle was selected to the Border Conference All-Star Team in 1986 and 1987, and was selected to the Central Mass. Division II All-Star Team in 1987. Danielle was chosen as a captain in her senior year.
Danielle also lettered in softball for four years. She pitched the majority of the games as a freshman and also played first base and catcher. During the next three years, Danielle left her mark as perhaps the best pitcher ever in softball in Bartlett High School history. Her record as a sophomore was twelve wins and seven losses. Despite a serious knee injury her junior year, Danielle’s record was nine wins and two losses at the end of May, her ERA was under 2.00, and her batting average was over .350. In the District E Tournament in June, she pitched both a four and five-hitter in the preliminary games, and won the championship game by pitching a three hitter. As a senior, Captain Danielle batted over .450 and her record as a pitcher was seventeen wins and four losses with an ERA of under 2.00.
In the 1987 District E Championship Game, she pitched a two-hit shutout and won 6–to–0 but lost to Greenfield (19-2) in the state semi-finals.
Danielle was chosen by her coach as an unsung hero in 1986 and MVP in 1987. Plus, she was selected by league coaches to two Border Conference All-Star teams, and selected several times as “Star of the Week” by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette sports department.
Her total three-year pitching record, for three great BHS Varsity Softball teams, was an outstanding 38–13.
Upon graduation from Bartlett High School, Danielle Norton Dickman attended Tufts University where she was a two-time captain of the rugby “A” team, and was awarded a degree magna cum laude in International Relations.
Presently Danielle lives in Beverly with her husband James and they have two children, Ava and James.