Best of Boston

BEST Athlete, amateur

1999 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Wayne Turner

One of the great, virtually untold stories in local sports, Turner grew up on Mission Hill, got financial aid to attend the Beaver Country Day School in Newton, and was recruited by Rick Pitino at the University of Kentucky, where… read more »

1989 BEST Athlete, Amateur

The Harvard men’s hockey team

For winning the NCAA championship. Honorable mention: Dana Barros. BC’s stylish point machine supplied what little college hoop excitement Boston enjoyed. And Salem’s Jeff Juden finished up a starry career by getting drafted by the Houston Astros and no-hitting Wakefield. read more »

1987 BEST Athlete, Amateur

John Bosa of Boston College and Reggie Lewis of Norhteastern University

Bosa, the Eagles’ defensive end, was a first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins. Lewis, the Huskie forward, will be wearing the green for the Celtics. read more »

1984 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Doug Flutie, Boston College

Most exciting quarterback in America. read more »

1983 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Joan Benoit

Her marathon win was comparable to Bob Beamon’s legendary Olympic long jump. read more »