High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Andover

Massachusetts Girls Hoop POY: Nicole Boudreau

March, 8, 2012
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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.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Return of the POY, Breanna Stewart, Cicero-North Syracuse, New York
Glenn Nelson/ESPNHSNicole Boudreau is the returning Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
THE WINNER: Nicole Boudreau

THE BASICS

School: Andover (Mass.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-8

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Boudreau led the Warriors to a 24-0 record and a berth in the Division 1 North Sectional final, scheduled for Saturday. The 2010-11 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Basketball Player of the Year, she averaged 22.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 6.0 steals, 5.1 assists and 2.6 blocks through 24 games. ESPNBoston’s 2011 Miss Basketball selection and a two-time All-Scholastic for the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, Boudreau has scored a school-record 2,116 points in her prep basketball career.

Academic excellence: Boudreau has maintained a 3.96 weighted GPA in the classroom.

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Eye on POY: Massachusetts girls basketball

March, 7, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Nicole Boudreau
Senior guard, Andover (Mass.)

2011-12 Team record: 22-0 (Division I)
2011-12 Team standing: Division 1 North sectional final on Friday

2011-12 Points per game: 22.3
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 8.6
2011-12 Assists per game: 5.1
2011-12 Blocks per game: 2.6
2011-12 Steals per game: 6.0

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Boston College

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Entered the state tournament with 2,079 career points, the 60th Massachusetts player (boys and girls) to reach 2,000 points. 2010-11 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Basketball Player of the Year. 2011 ESPN Boston Miss Basketball. 2011 Boston Globe All-Scholastic. 2011 Boston Herald All-Scholastic.

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Eye on POY: Massachusetts Girls Cross Country

January, 3, 2012
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The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These state meet winners made a case in their respective classifications, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Catarina Rocha
Junior, Peabody (MA)

2011 Team postseason standing: Ninth (Division 1)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—18:12

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): Third—18:19.95
2011 Foot Locker nationals (Place—time): Seventh—17:37.3

Jordan O'Dea
Junior, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional (South Yarmouth, MA)

2011 Team postseason standing: Sixth (Division 2)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—18:35

2011 Nike Cross Nationals regional (Place—time): 19th—19:25.8

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