Thursday, March 8, 2012
Maine Girls Hoop POY: Meghan Gribbin
By Ben Rohrbach
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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School: Windham (Maine)
Position: Point guard
Athletic achievement: Gribbin averaged 20.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.5 steals this past season, leading the Eagles to the Class A Western Conference semifinals. The 2012 Southern Maine Athletic Association Player of the Year, she is a 2012 Maine Miss Basketball finalist.
Academic excellence: Gribbin has maintained a 95 average in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society, she has volunteered locally as an elementary school tutor and as a youth soccer and basketball coach.
“Meghan Gribbin was the catalyst for all of her team’s success,” said Laughn Berthiaume, head coach at Gorham (Maine). “She was able to control the game’s tempo and she knew how to score in multiple ways. If Windham was up late in the game, she was able to dictate how the game would end.”
THE FUTURE: Gribbin remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.