Lynne (Smith) Silk, was one of Bartlett High School's most outstanding athletes of the 1980's. During her time as an Indian, Lynne earned 12 varsity letters in 3 sports – cross country, basketball, and softball.
Known as “Smitty”, Lynne earned 5 varsity letters as a Bartlett cross country runner from 1983-87. She was considered to be the team's best runner in 1986 and 1987, finishing in first place in several meets. When she didn’t finish first she was the first Bartlett runner to cross the finish line against opponents such as Algonquin and Holy Name. Lynne won the Border Conference cross country meet as a junior and then again as a senior. She was selected to the BC All Star team in 1986 and 1987 and was selected as the number one runner on the Border Conference All Star Team in 1987. During her senior year, she was honorable mention to the 110% Award in cross country, and was selected as the team’s MVP.
Lynne also played Bartlett basketball from 1982 -1987 (6 seasons) specializing in defense, averaging 3 points per game during her junior and senior years. Although sidelined by a broken arm in her junior year, “Smitty” lettered in basketball and was selected as her team’s captain.
All 6 of Lynne Silk’s remaining varsity letters came from softball. She was a starter in grades 7 through 12, and could most often be found pitching and playing first base. With Lynne on the diamond, the Lady Indians won the Board Conference Championship for two straight years (1986 and 1987), and participated in the State Tournament. Lynne was selected as a team captain in 1987 and was further honored with the team's Unsung Hero Award.
After high school, Lynne took her athletic talent and leadership qualities to Southern New Hampshire University where she played four years of softball. Lynne also served as President of the Phi Omega Sorority and was selected to the Who’s Who in American Colleges in her senior year.
Today, Lynne is a pension consultant with Pensions Consultants, Inc. She remains an athlete, competing in triathlons and obstacle races such as the Warrior Dash and Spartan Races. Lynne lives in Charlton with her husband Bill and their children Alyssa, Ryan, and Morgan.