Thursday, October 20, 2011

Murphy and Blakely Honored by NHIAA

NHIAA Student Athletes of the Month for September 2011

The NHIAA is pleased to recognize two outstanding athletes both on and off the field of play. They exemplify the ideals and values that are the cornerstone of school based athletics and are positive role models in their school and community.

The Male Student Athlete of the Month is Brendon Murphy from Gilford HS and Kennett High's Casey Blakely was named the Female Student Athlete of the Month.

Brendon Murphy
Ø Senior at Gilford High School
Ø 4.17 GPA
Ø Student Leadership Conference Member
Ø 2 Sport Athlete
o Football and Lacrosse
Ø Performance in Football
o 2000 yards attained during his Junior Year
o Scored nine touchdowns in his first two games as a Senior

“Brendon is always looking to help others both on and off the athletic field. He is involved in numerous Gilford High School initiatives. If he sees someone sitting alone at lunch, he will go over and sit with that person or invite them to join his table. He is a tremendous football running back and attacker in lacrosse, but you will never see him show boat. He is the type of person who makes sure to help teammates and opposing players up after a play.”
-Dave Pinkham, Athletic Director, Gilford High School

Casey Blakely
Ø Senior at Kennett High School
Ø Three Sport Athlete
o Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis
Ø Captain of the Volleyball and Tennis Teams
Ø National Honor Society Member
Ø Performance in Volleyball: 78 hits, 11 kills first three matches
Ø Great Role Model for Younger Players

“Casey is generous and understanding with teammates; she has intense focus on the court. She has extremely high standards for herself and often meets or exceeds them. Casey is polite and courteous to opponents and represents school well as a captain. Casey gives everything she’s got to her every endeavor.”
-Jocelyn Judge, Head Volleyball Coach, Kennett High School

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