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SportsMX/NDIAA September 2015 Athletes of the Month

SportsMX and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) present the monthly "SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month" awards. This award recognizes High School athletes across the country that has made significant impact on their teams not just on the field but in academics, leadership, and character as well.

SportsMX and NDIAA congratulate Adele Daniels, Dante Paulone, Darius Trice and Hannah Wears on their selection as "SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month" for September 2015.

Adele Daniels 200Adele Daniels
Maryland School for the Deaf

Grade: Senior
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter

As a dynamic and exceptional athlete, Adele possesses a rare trait where she thrives on pressure and her performance on the court gets better when the competition gets tougher. During the month of September, Adele has led her team to two tournament championships and was named the tournament MVP for the Oriole Classic. She leads the team with 438 kills and 256 digs averaging an impressive 5.25 kills per set and 3.15 digs per set. Adele also has set a new school record for most kills in a single set with 13.

“Adele is a great joy to coach because she thrives on challenges and understands the pressure that comes with the game. She is always ready to compete.” - Maryland Volleyball Head Coach Vicki Kitsembel

Dante Paulone 200Dante Paulone
Indiana School for the Deaf
Grade: Senior
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback and Safety

Quarterback and safety is two of the toughest positions to play in football and that does not faze Dante at all. He has risen to the challenge playing excellent football leading Indiana to a 3-1 record in September. Dante has passed for 483 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has been an adept ball carrier rushing for 543 yards and 11 touchdowns averaging 10.8 yards per carry. Dante also has two receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging an impressive five touchdowns per game during this span.

“A humble player who understands the intricacies of the game.” – Indiana Football Head Coach Garrett Wooten

Darius TriceDarius Trice 200
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Grade: Senior
Sport: Football
Position: Tailback and Linebacker

Off the football field, Darius is known to be a kind student who cares about others and is always willing to offer a helping hand. But on the football field, Darius strikes fear in his opponents. He is unstoppable as a tailback averaging over 300 total offensive yards. Darius has rushed for 1,123 yards in four games averaging about 281 yards per game and has 182 receiving yards good for an average of 45.5 yards per game. As a linebacker, Darius uses his speed to get to the ball. He has been in on 20 solo tackles and 22 assisted tackles averaging 10.5 tackles per game.

“Darius Trice is indeed a total package athlete but more importantly he is a total package young man. He is a leader to all the students on this campus in his words and his actions.” – Mississippi Athletic Director Holly Reichle

Hannah Wears 200Hannah Wears
Michigan School for the Deaf
Grade: Senior
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter

As a leader of the volleyball team, Hannah has the respect of her teammates as they seek her out for guidance and follow her passion on the court. In eleven games, Hannah has 85 kills and 73 aces that translate to an average of 7.7 kills per game and 6.6 aces per game. Her service reception average is better than 90%. At the Kentucky SpikeOut volleyball tournament, Hannah was recognized as the best offensive player of the tournament and was also selected to the All-Tournament team.

“Hannah Wears has always been a great athlete, but this year there is something different about her. She has become a leader. Her perspective and attitude has changed and it clearly shows on the volleyball court.” – Michigan Volleyball Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne

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