Jake Donnelly nominee for Athlete of Month (2/18/10)

Feb. 18, 2010

Champlain Valley Union High basketball standout Jake Donnelly is a nominee for the January Vermont Athlete-of the Month award sponsored by the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Donnelly, a junior, led his team with 18 points per game and averaged five rebounds, four assists and two steals. An unforgettable moment came in the third period of a game at South Burlington High when Donnelly nailed three straight three-point shots to extinguish a Rebel rally that had pulled them even with the Redhawks, who went on to win the contest.

Among other nominees are college hoop stars Rui Carmo of Green Mountain College, and Tyler Schilling of St. Michael’s College. CVU hoop foe Demir Smajovic of Essex High and hockey stars Jake Orr of Essex and Erich Schwer were also nominated.

  Mal Boright, Observer correspondent