The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) today announced selections for the 2014 Maine McDonald’s® High School Senior All-State Academic Team.  The ten boys and ten girls selected were nominated by their coaches and were chosen to represent the more than 148 high schools in the state of Maine.

“The twenty high school seniors named to the 2014 Maine McDonald’s All-State Academic Team are standouts in our local communities,” said Mike Ortins, local Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operator and board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Maine.  “Maine’s local McDonald’s owners commend these young men and women for their dedication to scholastic achievement and team sports and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”

Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-State Academic Team members are selected by a panel of leaders from Maine’s high school basketball coaching community.  To be eligible for the team, the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) requires players to meet the following criteria:

•          Achieve a grade point average of 90 or better for seven consecutive semesters.

•          Be a member of their school’s varsity basketball team for at least two complete seasons.

•          Make a significant contribution to their team during the 2013-2014 season.

The 2014 Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games will mark McDonald’s 26th consecutive year as lead sponsor of this event.  This year’s games will be played at Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University in Bangor on Saturday, March 8.  Additionally, the All-Star players, All-Star coaches, Regional Foul Shooting Champions, Maine McDonald’s Spirit of the Game Award recipients,  MABC Contributor Award honoree and Mr. and Miss Basketball will be honored at the awards banquet on Friday, March 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Game day tickets are good for all four Games and may be purchased at the door on Saturday, March 8. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children. More information is available at www.mainemcdonaldsbasketball.org

Net proceeds from All-Star Weekend benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Maine.  RMHC of Maine is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help Maine children and families lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.  Since it was founded in 1989, RMHC of Maine has granted more than $2 million to local children’s programs that have made a measurable impact in our community. For more information visit www.rmhcmaine.org

2014 Maine McDonald’s® High School Senior All-State Academic Teams

2014 GIRLS ALL-STATE ACADEMIC TEAM

Ashleigh Gibula, Brewer H.S.

Katherine Miklavic, Cape Elizabeth H.S.

Carolyn Liziewski, Catherine McAuley H.S.

Kristen Wood, Madison Area Memorial H.S. *

Mikayla Turner, Messalonskee H.S.

Elea Kass, Orono H.S.  *

Hannah Murphy, Thornton Academy

Olivia Shaw, Thornton Academy *

Parise Rossignol, Van Buren H.S. *

Nicole Moody, Wells H.S. *

 

2014 BOYS ALL-STATE ACADEMIC TEAM

Chandler Crans, Camden Hill Regional H.S.

Nick Burton, Falmouth H.S. *

Sam Keane, Foxcroft Academy

Philip Shaheen, George Stevens Academy

Christopher Hayden, Madison Area Memorial H.S.

Eric Van Der Karr, Messalonskee H.S.

Trevor Lyford, Penquis Valley H.S.

Erik Taylor, Spruce Mountain H.S.
Reuben Moses, Thornton Academy

Andrew Bullard, Thornton Academy