RHAM Wins 4th Straight CCC Tournament Crown
RHAM swept past previously undefeated Bristol Eastern in three sets to win its fourth straight CCC Volleyball Tournament title and fifth in six years. The Sachems were led by Kate Santella who had 33 assists and two kills, Meredih Blinn who had 17 digs, and Keira Sullivan with 15 digs, six kills and two aces. The win avenged a five set loss to the Lancers earlier in the season.
RHAM Wins 3rd Straight CCC Tournament Crown
Kate Santella had 36 assists, Kaylin Hadley had 16 kills and Meredith Blinn had 22 digs to lead RHAM to its third straight CCC Volleyball Tournament title with a straight set win over Farmington at Avon High School.
RHAM girls volleyball coach [and CT Velocity co-director] Tim Guernsey has been named a finalist for the 2019 National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year award.
Eight finalists from across the national will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota on June 26, 2019.
The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.
Guernsey, who has guided the Sachems to seven state championship victories, was nominated for this national honor by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. His selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years and win percentage.
The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.
From the Norwich Bulletin -www.norwichbulletin.com