Three local athletes have been selected finalist for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Athlete of the Year Award, including Nicholas DePatsy, Bailey Plourde and Cassie Dever. The top athlete will be announced on Sat., Oct. 15 at the Elks Club in Rockland.
Nicholas DePatsy is a 2016 Magna Cum Laude graduate at Medomak Valley High School, where he has earned a varsity letter for 3 years in soccer and 4 years in baseball and basketball. Nicholas was an important part of the Panthers’ success in basketball 2013 & 2015 when the team won the the KVAC Championship, Class B Eastern Maine Championship, and were Class B State Runners up both years. He is only the second boy in Medomak history to score over 1000 points in his basketball career, earning him numerous awards his senior year , including US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Mr. Maine Basketball Semi-Finalist, McDonald’s All Star Basketball Team Class A, USA Today All Maine Basketball Team to name a few. Nicholas has been Vice President of his class, President of the National Honor Society, member of the Student Council & the math team, PAWS, and Dirigo Boys State. Nicholas is attending Maine Maritime Academy studying International Business and Logistics and playing on the basketball team.
Bailey Plourde is a senior at Lincoln Academy who has been a member of the Golf, Varsity Basketball and Varsity Softball teams, and has complied a truly outstanding record playing on the Boys Golf Team and as an individual in the Maine Schoolgirl State Championship. Bailey has qualified all 4 years for the Maine Schoolgirl State Championships and was the Maine State Champion in 2013 and 2015, and State Runner up in 2014 . This October, Bailey has again qualified for the Schoolgirl State Championship, shooting a 75 at Natanis on October 4. Bailey has been named to the KVAC All Conference Boys Golf team for her first 3 years and was Lincoln Academy’s Boys Golf team MVP in 2014 & 2015. She has had a successful career in many spring & summer tournaments in New England and the nation, just this summer representing Maine Women in the Tri-State Championship as the # 1 Player, she was the Maine State Junior Amateur Champion, and was the Runner -Up for Junior Champion in the Women’s Maine State Amateur Championship. As a senior at Lincoln Academy, Bailey is a member of Sigma Sigma Chi, National Honor Society, Lincoln Academy Community Fundraising Association, and the Freshman Mentor Program, as well as volunteering at her local church. After graduation, Bailey plans to attend a four-year college majoring in business or economics/finance and playing on the golf team. She would eventually like to become an event manager at a resort , probably in the south, where she would plan big events, golf events, and events in general.
Cassie Dever is a 2016 graduate of Medomak Valley High School where she was awarded 9 Varsity letters for her participation on Varsity Fall Cheering, Varsity Winter Cheering, and Track & Field. Cassie was a leader on the Medomak Valley Winter Cheering Teams that were 3 time KVAC Champions, 4 time Regional Champions, 3 time State Runners-Up, and that competed at the New Englands in 2013 -3014. Cassie was named team captain her junior & senior years on the Winter Cheering teams, MVP for the Winter Cheering team, team captain for the 2015 Fall Cheering Team, and received the Coach’s Award in 2014-2015. Cassie was recognized by the KVAC by being named to the First Team All Conference for all 4 years and also received the KVAC All Academic Award all 4 years. Cassie was involved in many activities at Medomak Valley, including class of 2016 fund raising, MVHS Spring Car Show, and P.A.W. ( helping freshmen). Cassie was selected to represent Medomak at the KVAC School Leadership Conference, the Good Shepard Food Bank School Spirit Week, and gave a Keynote Presentation at the MOFGA Seed Showroom in Unity. Cassie is very active in the community with youth programs for cheering and tumbling, as well being a counselor at Camp Washington and being involved with many community service projects through her church. Currently Cassie is attending college.