A long time standout for Monadnock, Maddie Ellnor was recently named to All-American for field hockey from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, ranking her as one of the top players in the country. She had previously been named to all-region as well. This past field hockey season she had been named Division III Player of the Year and for a fourth time on the Monadnock field hockey team was given the MVP award. Her four years on Varsity Field Hockey, she had made the 1st team all-state.
Being pulled up to play JV field hockey as an 8th grader, many had high hopes for Maddie in her career at Monadnock. Which she did not disappoint. She had scored 105 goals during her Varsity career, a school high, and 54 assists. She has committed to play Division I Field Hockey at the University of Massachusetts in the fall. Being a top recruit for them she aspires to study Sports Management with hopes to coach Field Hockey one day.
A dream not too far of a shot for her, she has already spent time coaching younger girls and help progressing their skills.
Maddie has grown up playing field hockey, playing on club teams and even the USA Futures program. Learning a lot from her father, who is also a field hockey player. Playing mid-field for the Monadnock field hockey team, it is not the only sport Maddie has excelled in.
Her freshman and sophomore year, Maddie was on the Varsity girls’ basketball team and has been on the Varsity softball team all four years. Playing shortstop, she was also pulled up as an 8th grader to the JV team. She has made the 2nd team all-state the past two season for softball and received the coaches’ award.
She has also been a standout in her academics here at Monadnock, being an honor roll student she has also received several honors and recognition.
Daughter of Clinton and Kama Ellnor of Fitzwilliam, Maddie Ellnor will be honored for achievements and her 105 goal record at the girls Varsity basketball on February 17th at halftime.
Congratulations to Maddie Ellnor for all her accomplishments and being named Monadnock Regional Athlete of the Week! We wish you the best of luck at UMass and know you will do phenomenal with your future endeavors.
Over the past weekend, the Middle School Girls' Basketball team took home the Championship at the Keene Jamboree. One standout player started off the tournament with a buzzer beater to win game one. The team went on to win their next five games to clinch the championship. Grace LeClair had around 35 pts throughout the tournament and several 3 pointers.
But this was not the only plans Grace had for her weekend. She also was a dancer in the Monadnock High School Christmas Show put on by the Monadnock Choir and Band.
Grace is a 7th grade student who has a passion for sports. Participating in dance and softball as well. This past fall, Grace was pulled up from Cutler to play on the Middle School Field Hockey team here at Monadnock.
Grace is excited to see where the team goes for the rest of the basketball season. She says they are a good team with a great new coach.