When teams experience success in a season, then odds are they are going to be recognized for it in some way or another. Sure, not every team is destined for the championship each and every season — and some never make it — but it does not discount the work the team puts in on a daily basis. Not to mention it does not take away from positive character traits off the court.
Every year, the Patriot League does their best to recognize a few of these sorts of student-athletes who excel at their sport, away from their sport and in life. Recently, the league announced it’s All-Star roster and list of awards for both the Keenan Division and Fisher Division in both boys’ and girls’ basketball. Here is a look at which Lakers received league wide recognition.
Senior forward Cam Keefe earned the nod for the Keenan Division boys’ basketball All-Star team in his final season with the Lakers. The captain was a key component in his team’s high-powered offense and helped lead them to a playoff appearance.
In contrast, the Lakers girls’ basketball team had one of their youngest players earn a spot on their list. For them, freshman guard/forward Holly Reeder-Morning earned the nod, an indication of heir bright future with the rebuilding squad.
The girls’ hoops team also received the Patriot League Keenan Division sportsmanship award.
As for individual sportsmanship awards, junior forward Emily Hapgood earned the award for the girls squad while Cy Kenku was recognized for the same honor on the boys side for the Lakers
Junior forward Sydney Kehoe won the girls scholar athlete award for the Lakers while senior center Jack Bettle earned the scholar athlete award for his team.
Each team in the division had at least one All-Star while every team had a one scholar athlete and a sportsmanship award winner. The Whitman-Hanson boys’ team, who won the Division 2 South Sectional playoff bracket, had the most league All-Stars (four).