CVUs Cassie Smith Athlete-of-Month nominee (7/23/09)

July 23, 2009

An undefeated senior season for the Champlain Valley Union High Division 1 girls tennis champions has led to a June Girls Athlete-of-the Month nomination for Cassie Smith.

One of 10 nominees for the Vermont Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association honor, Smith led the Redhawks to the Division 1 crown, their second in three years, after capturing the division’s individual title. The CVU star was undefeated in Vermont competition the last two seasons.

Other nominees include softball pitcher Stephanie Frank and track and field star Mary Krug of Essex High, along with Burlington High’s Maggie DeMasi of hockey’s Make-A-Wish contest.

Also nominated are Jasmin Braman and Morgan Tullar of Chelsea High lacrosse, Poultney High golfer Kristen Garabedian, Rutland High golfer Keeley Levins, South Royalton High track star Rosalie Phillip and Rutland High lacrosse player Hannah Wright.

The winner will be determined by a vote of VSSA members.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent