The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Dominique Toussaint
School: Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Athletic achievement: She has led the Royals to an 18-8 record and a berth in the semifinals of the state Class AA Catholic high school championships, scheduled for March 11. Toussaint is averaging 19.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game. A First Team All-State selection, she is a finalist for New York’s Miss Basketball award and was named the Queens Player of the Year as a junior.
Academic excellence: Toussaint has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of youth basketball programs.
“Toussaint is a great player,” said Chez Williams, head coach at Bishop Loughlin High. “She’s very athletic, she’s tough to guard and she absolutely gets after it on the defensive end.”
THE FUTURE: Toussaint has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.