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Dorchester Star - - SPORTS - Fol­low Caro­line/Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_S­tarDem.

an­chor the cen­ter of the de­fense that has given up only one goal in re­cent games.

“What is more im­pres­sive than his play on the field dur­ing games is his com­mit­ment to com­ing to prac­tice and work­ing hard each and ev­ery day. Devin is the type who puts on his hard hat and just goes to work ev­ery day. There is no com­plain­ing or try­ing to take short­cuts.”

Usil­ton was nom­i­nated by vol­ley­ball head coach Carol Hub­bard.

“She is one of our cap­tains, and has con­sis­tently led our team in aces,” Hub­bard said. “She is al­ways at prac­tice, ready to work hard and lead.

“Jenna also at­tended camps this sum­mer and was in­volved in travel ball vol­ley­ball, work­ing on im­prov­ing her game.”

Rig­gin is the start­ing goalie on the Ea­gles’ var­sity soc­cer team. She re­cently helped ND win its first game of the year in a 4-3 vic­tory over Colonel Richard­son Tues­day, Oct. 2, which in­cluded a big save in the fi­nal mo­ments to keep the Ea­gles in the lead.

“She has taken the role of goalie with all its pres­sures, came out there giv­ing 100 per­cent at ev­ery game and prac­tice,” said girl’s soc­cer head coach Jes­sica Al­gier. “She comes to ev­ery prac­tice fol­low­ing a game with ques­tions and sug­ges­tions for im­prov­ing.

“She is ded­i­cated to be­com­ing a top-notch goalie, and her will­ing­ness to ask ques­tions and take notes of what she needs to im­prove has more than im­pressed us all.”

After Tues­day’s vic­tory at Colonel Richard­son, Al­gier called Rig­gin a phe­nom­e­nal goalie.

“She has taken a tremen­dous amount of pres­sure with ease,” she said. “We wor­ship her. She is top-notch.”

Golf coach Dave Mor­ris­sette nom­i­nated Meil­ham­mer for ath­lete of the month.

“Davis is brand new to golf, and has shown an in­cred­i­ble de­sire to im­prove in ev­ery­thing he does with golf,” he said. “He even qual­i­fied for his first two matches this past week, shot okay, but shows the de­sire to im­prove and get bet­ter.”

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s Jenna Usil­ton leaps to hit the ball against Colonel Richard­son Thurs­day, Sept. 6.

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