Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Pamela Wallace

Pam Wallace Cavallaro graduated from Berlin High School in 1986 leaving behind a spectacular athletic career. She excelled in any sport she participated in. In volleyball during her senior season the team finished 18 and 0 and she was an All State selection.

Wallace was all Northwest Conference in three sports, volleyball, basketball, and softball. In 1986 she won the coaches award in all three sports. However, softball was the sport where she received her greatest accolades. In 1986 the softball team won the Class M State Championship. During that year Pam set the national home run record for high school softball with 30 homers and also the national career RBI record with a total of 163. She appeared in the June 23, 1986 edition of Sports Illustrated “Faces In The Crowd” section and was named the Coca-Cola Scholastic Female Athlete of the year. Pam’s name appeared in nine categories of the 1987 National High School sports record book. She had a four year batting average of .478.

After graduating she earned a full athletic scholarship to Sacred Heart University at a time when female athletic scholarships were not as plentiful as they were for men. In 1989 she earned NECC first team honors. In 1990 she earned NCAA first team All  American honors. On February 20, 1994 Pam was inducted into the Connecticut  Scholastic  Softball Hall of Fame. Her softball bat was on display for a year at the Amateur Sports Capital Hall of Fame.

Pam credits tremendous support to her parents Walter and Leona Wallace for attending her games, including the final four in Quincy, Illinois in 1990. Pam currently works in Histology at a pathology lab. She is married to Christopher Cavallaro. They reside in Clinton, Conn.

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