Besides serving as captain of the hockey team at Central Catholic High School, McCarron played on the school’s golf and baseball teams and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Skating for Central Catholic in his senior year, McCarron was named an Eagle-Tribune hockey all-star and received a Boston Bruins Sportsmanship Award. He skated as a forward and led the team in assists, with 39, and also scored 13 goals and occasionally skated defense alongside another brother, Brendan, who graduated from the school in 2009.
Ben Cantwell, who graduated from Central Catholic with McCarron in 2007, recalled wondering as a freshman whether he should try out for the hockey team, which is a hockey powerhouse among Massachusetts high schools.
“He told me I could do it,’’ Cantwell said. “He is always taking care of people.’’
“He was enthusiastic, he was energetic, he was dedicated to the mission of the school, which is to serve, especially the least favored,” said Andrew Nikonchuk, a science teacher who tutored the Central Catholic hockey team McCarron led. “He had a great attitude about learning and being a member of the community and making other people’s lives better. It was an everyday thing. It was all the time.”