MERSD Student Awarded Student-Athlete of the Month


This from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Bridget Twombly, a senior at Manchester Essex Regional High School (MERHS), has been selected as the recipient of the “MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award" for March 2020. Bridget is a three-sport varsity athlete participating in Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse. An impact player in all sports, Bridget has been described by her coaches as “a fearless leader,” “a hard-working, versatile, and persistent player,” and “a tremendous athlete with an impressive work ethic and unrelenting energy.” Nan Gorton, Varsity Lacrosse Coach stated, “Bridget is a smart athlete who gets the game, often making connections between basketball and other sports in order to raise her game and those of her teammates.” Bridget has been honored as Captain, as a Cape Ann League 1st and 2nd Team Field Hockey All-Star, and has received the Coach’s Award for Basketball. Her Basketball Coach said, “Bridget is a coach’s dream. She gives her all every moment she is on the court in games and in practices and sets the example for how to make your teammates better in practice and hot to compete for 32 minutes.”

Academically, Bridget is a member of the MERHS National Honor Society. She holds a 4.98/5.00 GPA, achieving honor roll throughout high school, and is a Junior Scholar.

Bridget achieved honorable mention honors from the Scholastic Art and Writing competition and received third place recognition at the Endicott College High School Art Competition.

In the community, Bridget has coached youth girls’ basketball for three years, mentored in the Cape Ann League Adaptive Lacrosse, and is a student teacher volunteer at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA. Bridget also supports MERHS Boosters by volunteering at the school concession stand and the boys’ youth basketball league, running the clock and keep the stat book. Bridget is a MERHS representative for the MIAA Student Ambassador program. Principal Patricia Puglisi stated, “Bridget is a fantastic athlete, student, and friend. She is kind, humble and an all-around nice person.”

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Student-Athlete of the Month Award is presented on a monthly basis to one male and one female student athlete who display excellence in the areas of academics, athletics and community service. Students in grades 9-12 who attend MIAA member schools are eligible to receive the award. Monthly award recipients receive a certificate of recognition, are featured on, honored at the MIAA Awards Recognition Banquet in the spring and will be eligible for the inaugural Harry Agganis Student-Athlete of the Year Scholarship provided on behalf of the Agganis family. Nominations for the award may be submitted by principals, athletic directors, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or other school administrators. For additional information about the MIAA Student Athlete of the Month Award program please visit

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