High Mowing’s basketball season ended with an impressive string of accolades. Coach Dintaman summed up the season nicely, in his address to the athletes during the annual Awards Ceremony:
“Through practice and games our athletes gained real life experience, such as working and making decisions together and — at times — making those decisions under pressure. We gained respect for our opponents and in return gained their respect. This respect was earned through hard work, quality of play, and sportsmanship. We learned to play the game according to the rules and we accepted the results regardless of whether we won or lost. We also learned that when a school program has the proper emphasis on values, respect, responsibility, fairness and discipline, athletes learn an essential life lesson: how to handle 'success with grace' and 'failure with dignity.'
Students on all teams worked hard this year to improve their skill level and endurance in order to compete and to enjoy the game. I often say that the better our skills become, the more we enjoy using them. Our program teaches students to know that when joining a team, performing in a play, completing school work, or even doing chores at home, they should make a commitment to do their best.”
Congratulations to all who played this past season!
Girls Basketball Coach’s Award — Joy Wang ’13
Girls Basketball Most Improved Player Award — Sivan Perez ’15
Girls Basketball Outstanding Player Award — Clelie Fielding ’14
Girls Basketball Outstanding Player Award — Elise Drepeau ’15
Boys Basketball Coach’s Award — Leopold Schläfereit ’13
Boys Basketball Defensive Player of the Year — Dajun Sun ’13
Boys Basketball Offensive Player of the Year — Garrett Dintaman ‘16
Boys Basketball MVP — Nick Wilson ‘13