2021-2022 Student-Athlete of the Month Award Recipients

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During the spring of 2021, students from MIAA member schools across the state were honored for their achievements during the 2020-21 school year.

The recipients of the MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award, the MIAA Harry Agganis Student-Athlete of the Year Scholarship, and the NFHS Spirit of Sport Award – Massachusetts Nominee were presented with these honors during ceremonies at their schools and homes.

Harry Agganis Student-Athlete of the Year Scholarship Recipients for 2021

June 10, 2021

Franklin, MA – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) in partnership with the Agganis Family is honored to announce the 2021 recipients of the Harry Agganis Student-Athlete of the Year Scholarship:  Annabella Keaney, Methuen High School and Henry Weiland, Shepherd Hill Regional High School. 

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The mission of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is to serve member schools and the maximum number of their students by providing leadership and support for the conduct of interscholastic athletics which will enrich the educational experiences of all participants. The MIAA will promote inter-school athletics that provide lifelong and life-quality learning experiences to students while enhancing their achievement of educational goals.

Educational Athletices

School activities provide “the other half of education” as an extension of the classroom. Contests won or lost are not nearly as important as the life lessons learned by the student participants within every high school athletic program. Clearly from the statistics provided above, if the mission of educational athletics was to advance athletes to the “next level”, then we would focus on the elite few. Similarly, if the success of any high school athletic program was measured by an undefeated season, then 99% of the thousands of high school teams which participate annually in Massachusetts have failed.

Our mission is to attract many participants so that they learn the values associated with discipline, performing under stress, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, effort, accountability, citizenship, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership and organizational skills, participating within rules, physical well-being and healthy lifestyles, striving towards excellence, and many other characteristics. Values such as these must be the priorities of every program.

A Perspective

School activities provide “the other half of education” as an extension of the classroom. Contests won or lost are not nearly as important as the life lessons learned by the student participants within every high school athletic program. Clearly from the statistics provided above, if the mission of educational athletics was to advance athletes to the “next level”, then we would focus on the elite few. Similarly, if the success of any high school athletic program was measured by an undefeated season, then 99% of the thousands of high school teams which participate annually in Massachusetts have failed.

 

Our mission is to attract many participants so that they learn the values associated with discipline, performing under stress, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, effort, accountability, citizenship, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership and organizational skills, participating within rules, physical well-being and healthy lifestyles, striving towards excellence, and many other characteristics. Values such as these must be the priorities of every program.

 

Collegiate AthleticsProfessional Athletics

Baseball  5.6%

Baseball 0.5%
Football 5.8%Football  0.09%
Women’s Basketball  2.9%Women’s Basketball  0.03%
Men’s Basketball  3.1%Men’s Basketball  0.03%
 Men’s Ice Hockey  0.4%
 Men’s Soccer  0.08%

See a table of Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond the High School Interscholastic Level.

*This Information was compiled to assist student-athletes and their families. If you have questions related to this information, please ask them of your high school Principal or Athletic Director, who are the MIAA’s local representatives.

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“Sportsmanship”

“The NFHS developed this free course to give you a better understanding of sportsmanship, how it impacts the educational process and identifies your specific role in modeling it at all interscholastic athletic events. Insight is shared throughout the course from fans, players, parents, teacher-coaches and officials. This course will help provide schools a more positive game environment.”

Any student-athlete who is disqualified from any interscholastic contest must complete the National Federation Sportsmanship on-line course – “Sportsmanship”, before reestablishing eligibility.  This course is free.

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“With the help of Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and the Michigan High School Athletic Association, this course was created to help develop high school team leaders.  Student-athletes are prominently featured via on-screen hosts and captain interviews throughout the ten-segment curriculum, while participants learn about leadership skills and reflect on the important role of the team captain.”

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“This course illustrates the long-term consequences that irresponsible social media usage can have on a student’s educational, athletic and professional careers.  It shows students ways in which they can use social media to promote their team, school, community, and their own personal brand.  Social media has turned every user into a mass communicator.  Learning how to skillfully and safely utilize it now, will greatly help you as you continue to use social media in the future.”