As a veteran shooting guard for the senior girls basketball team, Emily Willis could not have started the 2018-19 season much better than she has.
Offensively, she has been on fire, leading the team in scoring throughout the first four games of the season with an assortment of tough baskets in transition and deadly accuracy from the 3-point line. Defensively, the Grade 12 student from Newport, Vt. has been a stalwart, using her experience and exceptionally high basketball IQ to disrupt the opposition. And just as importantly, she is not just making the highlight reel, she is also doing the dirty work: the rebounds, the deflections, the loose balls, all the little things that win basketball games. With a start like this, the sky is the limit this season. Keep it up, Emily – and congratulations on your Athlete Of The Week.