Happily for the Indians, they’ll have Dupuis back again next year.
Only a junior, Dupuis was All-Constitution State Conference this season, a recognition she’s also received in tennis, where she’s team captain and MVP.
Dupuis is just as dependable in the classroom. With a 101.6 average, she ranks No. 2 in the junior class. She’s received awards for Excellence in Math and Excellence in Health.
“Mia is one of the most hard-working individuals on the team,” said Medeiros. “Every season she shows improvement, which was noted by the league this year as Mia was named to the All-Conference team. Mia takes great pride in her work on and off the court, making her a tremendous asset to any team.”
It also makes Dupuis a repeat Record-Journal Scholar-Athlete. She was one of three selected at Wilcox Tech for the 2013-14 winter season. The others were as follows.
Chad Dieffenbach, rifle: A four-year veteran, Dieffenbach was the top shooter for the Indians and was named Most Valuable Player. The son of Ed and Samantha Dieffenbach averaged a 189 and was named All-Conference.
“Chad shows leadership skills and he helps with our new shooters,” said coach Scott Behling. “He has been with me four years and has been a huge asset to our team over the years.”
Dan Guodace, boys basketball: A senior forward and co-captain, Guodace was one of those ghost-in-the-machine guys who did a little bit of everything. Take him out of the equation and something is missing. Guodace averaged five points, six rebounds, one and a half steals and one assist pera game. Academically, he’s averaging 95.962.
“Dan is one of those players who do the little things that make a team successful. From diving on a loose ball, getting a hand in the passing lane, or getting a key rebound, Dan was always there,” said coach Randy Farkas. “It’s no surprise to me that he carried the same work ethic into the classroom. He was a delight to work with and coach.”
Editor’s Note: Winter scholar-athletes for Platt and Maloney will be appearing next week.