Heather Cain can add another award to her already long list of accolades on the hardwood at Gloucester High School. Her latest achievement, however, comes from a combination of success on both the court and the classroom as she was named the Moynihan Lumber Student Athlete of the Month for the month of March.
Cain's success on the basketball court is well documented. She is a multiple time Northeastern Conference All Star and the 2012 Northeastern Conference Small Most Valuable Player. This season she was the team's leading scorer with just over 15 points per game and rebounder despite the fact that she plays point guard. She finished her career with over 900 points scored while Gloucester compiled a 46-20 record over her Sophomore, Junior and Senior seasons.
The senior captain faced constant double teams this season but still managed to make the offense go by either scoring on her own or getting her teammates involved. She is also a standout on the defensive end and Gloucester's unquestioned leader on the floor.
"I'm so proud of what Heather has done this season and the (MVP) award is much deserved," Gloucester head coach Lori Sanborn said during the season. "She's a leader on the floor and everything you are looking for in a MVP."
Gloucester's senior captain and point guard led the team to the Division 2 North Quarter Finals this winter where they fell in a 50-47 heartbreaker to Wilmington. Cain was also one of the team's most productive players as a junior in 2011 when the Fishermen won 19 games and qualified for the Division 2 North Final.
Cain's work in the classroom is equally as impressive as her play on the floor as she is a member of the National Honors Society with a grade point average of 96 ranking her near the top of her class.
This fall Cain will be heading to Trinity College where she will be playing basketball.