|Yost “Leadership Award”|
|Courtney Yost was a 4 year Varsity starter at Silver Lake, a Patriot League All-star and a 1000 point scorer. She plays at the collegiate level at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island.
This award goes to the Player that displayed the highest qualities of leadership and mental toughness, and strives to see the TEAM succeed. This player lent support and guidance to their teammates in games & practices and accepted the responsibilities and pressure given to her by her coaches.
|Ford “Most Improved Player Award”|
|Paul Ford is a Co-founder of the Halifax Girls Program and his 3 children all excelled in Halifax Youth Basketball. This award is given to the player who has improved the most over her travel career.
|Mulvey “Sportsmanship Award"|
|Julie Mulvey is a Co-founder of the Halifax Girls Program and her 3 children all excelled in
Halifax Youth Basketball. This award is given to the player who has consistently displayed the utmost respect for her teammates, coaches, officials and opponents over her travel career.
|In 2013, an award was introduced in honor of Pete Barone. Pete is a former Director of Halifax Girls Basketball and has dedicated so much of his time and has given so much to the youth of Halifax over the years. The award recipients are chosen by the Director for various reasons each year. The award comes with a scholarship for the in-town tuition for next season.
|2015 Perseverance Award|
In the 2014-2015 season, the league faced a unique set of circumstances with the 8th grade travel team. The team consisted of 6 core players that were very dedicated and came to most, if not all, practices and games. They played the entire season with a very short bench and practiced without players to practice against. These girls showed tremendous heart throughout the season, working hard from opening tap to final buzzer, regardless of the score.
It was decided that rather than award 3 players, all 6 of them should receive a “perseverance” award for their dedication to the team in the face of the adversity they faced all season. The word perseverance is defined as “the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult”.