Christ the King’s Sierra Calhoun named Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year

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Sierra Calhoun, center, earned the Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.Photo courtesy Christ the King High School
Sierra Calhoun, center, earned the Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

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Christ the King High School girls basketball senior guard Sierra Calhoun received yet another honor before going to college.

The Duke University bound high school basketball star earned the 2013-14 Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year award on March 13.

Calhoun is the seventh player from Christ the King to be given the honor, which has recognized athletes for their abilities on the court, academic achievements and character demonstrated outside of sports since 1985.

Calhoun led the Royals to a 21-4 record, averaging 24 points, 9.3 rebounds and four steals per game. Although the Royals were strong, Christ the King lost to Nazareth High School in a CHSAA semifinal.

A First Team All-American selection by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Calhoun was also chosen to play in the prestigious McDonald’s High School All-American Game and is a two-time First Team All-State honoree. Calhoun volunteers to assist local special needs students at an elementary school and coaches youth basketball players.

With the honor, Calhoun is now a candidate for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

 

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