Emily Archibald adds a second straight state Gatorade Player Of The Year

Congratulations ! Emily has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Providence College this fall.

Posted by: MBR on Thu May 27th, 2021 12:52 pm

MAINE GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR! THIS IS HER 2ND POY.

text from Gatorade release: 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KENNEBUNK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED
GATORADE MAINE GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO (May 27, 2021) — In its 36th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Emily Archibald of Kennebunk High School as its 2020-21 Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Archibald is the first Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Kennebunk High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Archibald as Maine’s best high school girls basketball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award to be announced in June, Archibald joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Skylar Diggins-Smith (2008-09, Washington High School, Ind.), Nneka Ogwumike (2007-08, Cy-Fair High School, Texas), Maya Moore (2006-07, Collins Hill High School, Ga.), Candace Parker (2002-03 & 2003-04, Naperville Central High School, Ill.), and Lisa Leslie (1989-90, Morningside High School, Calif.).

The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-2 senior wing averaged a points-rebounds double-double (24.6 and 20.7) along with 3.7 blocks, 3.5 steals and 3.2 assists per game for the Rams this past season. A two-time Maine Basketball Rankings Player of the Year who was also named 2021 Miss Maine Basketball, Archibald was a four-year team MVP and four-year captain en route to being the only player in school history to reach 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 steals and 200 blocks in her career.

A four-year varsity soccer player and a National Honor Society member, Archibald has donated her time on behalf of

Kennebunk High School Girl Talk, a club for mentoring younger female students. She has also volunteered locally as a youth basketball and soccer coach. “She’s one of the more transcendent players I have seen in my 15 years,” said Don

Abbott, head coach at Wells High School. “In our game against them this year, it was Wells 50, Emily 37. Fortunately for us, we held the rest of her team to 11 combined.”

Archibald has maintained an A average in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Providence College this fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which works with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Two-time winner Archibald joins Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Players of the Year Mackenzie Holmes (2018-19, Gorham High School), Kolleen Bouchard (2017-18, Houlton High School), and Emily Esposito (2016-17, Gorham High School), among the state’s list of former award winners.

Through Gatorade’s cause marketing platform “Play it Forward,” Archibald has the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national youth sports organization of their choosing. Archibald is also eligible to submit a 30-second video explaining why the organization they chose is deserving of one of twelve $10,000 spotlight grants, which will be announced throughout the year. To date, Gatorade Player of the Year winners’ grants have totaled more than $2.7 million across 1,117 organizations.

Since the program’s inception in 1985, Gatorade Player of the Year award recipients have won hundreds of professional and college championships, and many have also turned into pillars in their communities, becoming coaches, business owners and educators.

To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate student-athletes,

visit playeroftheyear.gatorade.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow us on Twitter at

twitter.com/Gatorade.

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Emily Archibald adds a second straight state Gatorade Player Of The Year

Congratulations !! 

6th girl since 2000 to win multiple Gatorade State Player 

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