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NAME: Sammie Puisis
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Signing to play at Florida State
BIRTHDATE: 11/06/2000
HEIGHT: 6'1"-160 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Mason
PARENTS: Edward & Kelly
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents."
FUTURE GOAL: Go to NCAA Final Four

A four-year varsity starter and a member of the career 1,000+ point club, Mason senior Sammie Puisis is an elite shooter and one of Ohio's top basketball players. She helped lead last year's Comets' squad to an Ohio state Final Four appearance and will play collegiately at Florida State University.

Sammie has had a good senior showing, leading the GMC in scoring with nearly 18 points per game. Big games this season include vs. Oak Hills (26 points-8 rebounds), Olentangy Liberty (23 points-11 rebounds), Toledo Rogers (22 points-9 rebounds) Fairfield (22 points) and Lakota West (19 points-10 rebounds).

She holds numerous school records, including the all-time single-season and career three-point shooting percentages at 52% and 48% respectively. Her 38 points vs. Hamilton last season tied a school record for most points in a single game. She earned the honor of being selected and attending the USA Basketball Women's Under-18 National Team Trials last May at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Her junior year, Sammie averaged 16.9 points-6.1 rebounds a game. Among her numerous honors, last season she was named GMC Co-Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer Div. I Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Div. I Player of the Year, Women's Sports Association Player of the Year, Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Player of the Year and Cincinnati.com Sports Awards' Player of the Year. Her AAU club team is Sports City U.

Also an all-star volleyball player, she earned first team all-GMC three times. Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Stephen Curry, favorite entertainer is Channing Tatum, favorite book is All the Bright Places and favorite movie is Coach Carter.



COACH'S QUOTE – "Sammie is the purest shooter I have ever coached and she works extremely hard at her entire game. What makes her most impressive is that she is a wonderful person who cares deeply for her family friends, teammates and coaches. She is what every student-athlete should be…a great student, a great player and an even greater person."
— Rob Matula, Basketball Coach



LAROSA'S 2018-2019 MVPs
Reid Jolly

NAME: Reid Jolly
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 15
SCHOOL: Campbell County High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Ky. state tournament at Rupp Arena; winning first-ever Ky. Sweet 16 game

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Zoie Barth

NAME: Zoie Barth
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 1
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019

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Joey Edmonds

NAME: Joey Edmonds
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 1
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019

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Cora Dupre

NAME: Cora Dupre
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 26
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Summer national title in 100 backstroke

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Lucas Byrd

NAME: Lucas Byrd
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 18
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2017 Cadet World Team member

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Jowon Briggs

NAME: Jowon Briggs
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 4
SCHOOL: Walnut Hills High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track & Field
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Yet to come."

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Anna Podojil

NAME: Anna Podojil
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 27
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
SPORT(S): Soccer-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mission Trip to Africa

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DeAnte Smith-Moore

NAME: DeAnte Smith-Moore
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 20
SCHOOL: Colerain High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Two-time Skyline Showdown MVP

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Maddie Pittman

NAME: Maddie Pittman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 13
SCHOOL: Harrison High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Single-season scoring record for SWOC & School

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Brennan Callow

NAME: Brennan Callow
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 6
SCHOOL: Seven Hills School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: USYS National Championship Best XI

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Rielyn Hamilton

NAME: Rielyn Hamilton
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 30
SCHOOL: Boone County High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Committing to U. of Akron & breaking career goal record at Boone.

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Zeke Correll

NAME: Zeke Correll
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 23
SCHOOL: Anderson High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: U.S. Army All-American Game

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Maggie Huber

NAME: Maggie Huber
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 16
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2017 State Champs

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Casey McGinness

NAME: Casey McGinness
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 9
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Football-Baseball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Going undefeated & winning CovCath's 7th football state title."

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Riley Bahr

NAME: Riley Bahr
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 2
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: All-Ohio Top 25 State Finisher

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Erick All

NAME: Erick All
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 25
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019

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Maria Tobergte

NAME: Maria Tobergte
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 18
SCHOOL: St. Henry High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball, Bowling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 9th Region Player of the Year

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Pierson Rogers

NAME: Pierson Rogers
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 11
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019

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Marie Plitt

NAME: Marie Plitt
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 4
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scholarship to Ball State University

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Zach Carpenter

NAME: Zach Carpenter
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 28
SCHOOL: Moeller High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Anthony Munoz Offensive Lineman of the Year

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