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THE WINNER: Jamie Sherburne
School: Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.)
Position: Point guard
Athletic achievement: She averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game this past season, leading the Cardinals (23-3) to the Division I state championship game. A 2012 Nashua Telegraph First Team All-Star, Sherburne helped Bishop Guertin to its first basketball state title as a sophomore. She was named to the Nike 17U National Championship All-Tournament Team in the summer of 2012 as a member of the NH Rivals AAU team.
Academic excellence: Sherburne has maintained a 3.13 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth basketball and soccer coach.
“Jamie is a dynamic player who drives that team,” said Cassie Turcotte, head coach of Winnacunnet (Hampton, N.H.). “She is also just as tough defensively as she is offensively. She bothers players and creates turnovers.”
THE FUTURE: Sherburne will be a senior next year and has verbally committed to Niagara.