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Theriault named MVC Player of Year
Mountain Valley's Jacob Theriault is seen here in a contest with rival Dirigo. He was recently named as the MVC Player of the Year. (Times photo by Bruce Farrin)
RIVER VALLEY -- In every team sport, there is always a handful of players who create additional attention by standing out in one or more aspects on the playing surface and Jake Theriault of Mountain Valley stood above the rest.
The senior was named the Player of the Year in boys' basketball in the Mountain Valley Conference.
The student-athletes competed through out the winter and each coach had an opportunity to nominate players for respective all-star teams.
In basketball, Theriault repeated being voted on to the first team, while his superior skills and determination drew high praise among the coaches. The Falcon shooting guard had a solid season, averaged 17.9 points a game, 5.6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, while drawing extra attention for draining numerous three pointers.
Former Dirigo player Cody St. Germain was selected as Player of the Year, in 2012.
TJ Frost of Dirigo was also selected to the first team, while Hunter Ross was tabbed for the second team.
Frost was an all-around threat 11.2 ppg and 6.4 assists, with 5.8 steals. Ross fully understood his role as a defensive spark and embraced it, with 4.9 steals, but also distributed the ball on offense, 4.7 assists.
Mountain Valley and Dirigo each won quarterfinal playoff games against Spruce Mountain and Old Orchard Beach. Both teams had its season ended in the semifinals.
Earning Honorable Mention were Falcon guard Ryan Nicols and Adam Volkernick; and Dirigo's Robbie Babb (14 ppg, 7.2 rbg) and Riley Robinson (15.8 ppg).
Dirigo’s Jessica Conant earned second team in girls' basketball (9.8 ppg), Honorable Mentions were the Cougars Kayla Gaudin and Kelsey Hutchins (9.4 ppg), along with Addy Gorham of MV.
The Falcons had the most Academic All Stars, with Autum Koch, Jeremie DeTellis, Addy Gorhgam, Brooke Dolloff, MaKenzie Gallant, Darbi Brown, Adam Volkernick, Sean Murphy, Will Cunningham, Ryan Nicols, Milo Jodrey, Jake Theriault, Nicole Burgess, Samantha Cummings, Chandler Gallant, Renee Knox and Christa Vattes.. Dirigo academic certificates were awarded to Lexie Noyes, Kayla Gaudin, Hunter Ross, Robbie Babb, Ambyr Wilson and TJ Frost.