High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Meghan Gribbin

Maine Girls Hoop POY: Meghan Gribbin

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.

THE WINNER: Meghan Gribbin

THE BASICS

School: Windham (Maine)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 5-foot-5

THE PILLARS

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.

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Eye on POY: Maine girls basketball

February, 24, 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.

Alexa Coulombe
Senior center/forward, McAuley (Portland, Maine)

2011-12 Team record: 20-0 (Class A)
2011-12 Team standing: Class A Western final on Saturday

2011-12 Points per game: 13
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 7
2011-12 Assists per game: 3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 3
2011-12 Steals per game: 3

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Boston College

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2012 Maine Miss Basketball semifinalist; 2009-2011 First Team All-Conference; 2011 Bangor Daily News All-Conference Team; 2011 Portland Press Herald First Team All-State; 2011 and 2012 Team Captain .

Meghan Gribbin
Senior point guard, Windham (Maine)

2011-12 Team record: 15-5 (Class A)
2011-12 Team standing: Lost Class A Western semifinals

2011-12 Points per game: 20.4
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 5.3
2011-12 Assists per game: 4.1
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.3
2011-12 Steals per game: 2.5

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2012 Maine Miss Basketball semifinalist; 2009-2012 Team MVP; 2011 Portland Press Herald First Team All-State.

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Kristen Anderson: Junior point guard, Leavitt Area (Turner, Maine)
Morgan Cahill: Senior center, Yarmouth (Maine)
Tiana-Jo Carter: Sophomore Center, Lake Region (Naples, Maine)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

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