Connecticut Girls Basketball POY: Sarah Veilleux

Connecticut Girls Basketball POY: Sarah Veilleux

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Connecticut Girls Basketball POY: Sarah Veilleux

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THE WINNER: Sarah Veilleux

THE BASICS

School: RHAM (Hebron, Conn.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot

Athletic achievement: Sheled the Sachems to a 21-4 record and the Class L semifinals this past season. Veilleux averaged 28.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.5 assists per game. A three-time All-Conference selection, she was a Second Team New Haven Register All-State honoree as a sophomore.

Academic excellence: Veilleux has maintained a 4.39 GPA.

Exemplary character: Also a volleyball standout, she has served as a tutor in her school and has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs.

THE PRAISE

“Veilleux is an outstanding player,” said Josh Dinerman, head coach at Rocky Hill (Conn.). “She’s a dominant scorer, but she also does all the little things which make her a complete player. She controls the game, offensively and defensively.”

THE FUTURE: Veilleux will be a senior next year.

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