deGroot nominated as Athlete of Month

Aug. 12, 2010

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Champlain Valley Union High’s Kylie deGroot returns a shot during a match against Colchester High in May.

Kylie deGroot, who led the Champlain Valley Union High girls tennis team to a second straight Division 1 title and an undefeated season this spring, is one of 12 nominees for the June Vermont Girls Athlete of the Month.

The monthly award for boy and girl athletes is sponsored by the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, whose members nominate and select winners.

deGroot, in a meeting of the teams’ number one players, defeated Burlington High ace Madison Hartley 6-0 and 6-2 in pacing the Redhawks to a 5-2 triumph over the Seahorses in the championship matches. Hartley had recently captured Vermont’s individual girls crown.

Among 12 nominees with deGroot are Rice Memorial High track star Brittany Pfaff, Mollie Gibbon of South Burlington High track and Essex High softball pitching ace Alexis Perry.