The Alex Benjamin Norris Award
EFFORT, COMMITMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT
Rockville Centre Basketball League is proud to be a participant in the SSHS
Graduating Class Awards and Ceremony. The
Rockville Centre Basketball League has been a part of the supervised recreation
activities in the community for over 50 years.
The League's philosophy is based on equal play for all participants in order to provide student athletes with an opportunity to work hard to improve, to recognize one's own limitations, to accept players' strengths and weaknesses and to build teamwork.
League is proud to recognize such commitment, leadership and participation by
annually awarding The
Alex Benjamin Norris Award. Alex
was a player and a referee with the League who demonstrated the ability to
achieve, to overcome obstacles and limitations and to lead and win respect by
his unselfishness, commitment and energy.
This award is dedicated to the memory of Alex Benjamin Norris. Alex reached for the stars in all that he did whether on or off the basketball court. His desires to strive for excellence, to meet challenges with courage and dignity and, above all, to have fun were hallmarks of his character. Alex refined his basketball skills playing BBL, first with the freshman and later with the majors. He then went on to ref in the League, trying to give back to a sport that had brought him so much joy. All this is his legacy.
is with great pride that we present the annual Alex
Benjamin Norris Award to a young man and a young woman who clearly
exemplify Alex's high ideals.
winners of the Alex Benjamin Norris Award
for Effort, Commitment and Achievement are:
|1996||Chris Hughes||Jaime Gaddis|
|1997||Billy Schaefer||Brooke Wasserman|
|1998||John Cottrell||Alexis Broder|
|1999||Bobby Hom||Jen Taylor|
|2000||Brian Ferguson||Megan Schaefer|
|2003||Keith Detwiller||Loreen Lawrence|
|2004||Dwayne Fielder||Jameela Yousef|
|2005||Louis Barricelli||Jamie Oliver|
|2006||James Santo||Christine McDougal & Courtney Morin|
|2007||Thomas Vercillo||Allison Wallace|
|2008||Greg Knoch||Brittney Bannon|
|2009||Ryan Porter||Bridget Murray|
|2011||Conner Semple||Brittany McNally|
|2012||Nick Bruno||Caitlin Wallace|
|2013||Brendan McDerby||Charnae Jenkins|
|2014||James McTighe||Bridget McFadden|
|2015||Jon Cheslock||Caroline Spadaro|
|2016||Matthew Boranian||Brianna Bigelow|