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THE WINNER: Allie Clement
School: Catherine McAuley (Portland, Maine)
Position: Point guard
Athletic achievement: She led the Lions to a 23-0 record and their third straight Class A state title this past season. Clement averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.5 assists while shooting at 56 percent from inside the arc. The 2013 Edward “Red” McMann Award winner as the outstanding player of the state tournament, Clement scored 13 points in a 60-45 win over Bangor (Maine) in the state final.
Academic excellence: Clement has maintained a 94.7 average.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as an elementary school library assistant and on behalf of the Falmouth Food Pantry. She has also donated her time helping to collect sneakers for underprivileged children.
“Allie Clement has an extremely high basketball IQ and she always seems to make the right play,” said Laughn Berthiaume, head coach at Gorham (Maine). “Whenever they needed a big basket, she was able to deliver. She is a high energy player who was always able to control the tempo of the game.”
THE FUTURE: Clement will be a senior next year.