Male:

LEIF HARVEY, Senior—Skiing

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* WMC champion

* Captain

Harvey personified hard work, excellence and triumph during his high school career and he made the most of his limited senior season.

Harvey followed in his parents’ footsteps and started Nordic skiing at a young age.

As a freshman at Greely, Harvey was 20th in the classical and 23rd in the freestyle at the Class A state meet. As a sophomore, he came in 14th in the skate and 15th in the classic. Harvey’s junior campaign saw him win the freestyle and place third in the classic.

While there was no state meet this winter, Harvey still managed to win a conference skate meet to open the season, win the Western Maine Conference title for the second year in a row, place second at the NENSA Maine skate and cross-country state championships and finish third overall in points for high school boys.

Harvey hoped to compete at the Eastern High School championships, but in both his junior and senior seasons, that event was cancelled by COVID-19.

Harvey hasn’t yet finalized his college plans.

What he did in high school, however, was consistent and dominant. Leif Harvey, Greely’s Winter Male Athlete of the Year, will go down in program history as one of the best ever to put on skis.

Coach Kyle Dancause’s comment: “Leif has brought a standard of excellence and great pride to our program. Excellence in the way he trains, skis and performs. He has triumphantly stamped Greely Nordic skiing back on the map with sweeping back-to-back Western Maine Conference championships and a state championship last season. More importantly, I’m most impressed by the way Leif carries himself in humility. He is humble and leads by example. He sets the tone for a team culture that promotes commitment, fun and family. Leif has never made our team about him or brought even the slightest hint of heightened self-importance to our team dynamic. He embodies one of my absolute favorite human qualities and traits, to be humble, to be free of ego and hubris. That quality is one that represents Leif and represents our entire team. It’s challenging to balance excellence with modesty. I haven’t seen many people do it well, but Leif pulls it off with poise and his easy-going and calm presence is a joy to be around.”

Previous winners:

2019-20 Andy Moore (hockey)

2018-19 Jackson Williams (hockey)

2017-18 Zach Brown (basketball)

2016-17 Matt McDevitt (basketball)

2015-16 Axel Lindsay (Alpine skiing)

2014-15 Kyle Kramlich (hockey)

2013-14 Jonathan Dunnett (swimming)

2012-13 Nick Vogel (wrestling)

2011-12 Dan Spencer (swimming)

2010-11 Dan Spencer (swimming)

2009-10 Mark McCauley (track)

2008-09 Kevin Hart (hockey)

2007-08 Nathan Mecray (swimming)

2006-07 Nathan Mecray (swimming)

2005-06 Drew Bowden (hockey)

2004-05 Ben Knowles (skiing)

2003-04 Kerry Burke (track)

2002-03 John Loren (track)

2001-02 Tim Apuzzo (basketball)

Female:

CAMILLE CLEMENT, Senior—Basketball

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* Miss Maine Basketball finalist

* Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star

* Captain

Clement embraced her role as the last star from a family dynasty and will graduate as arguably the finest and most prolific 3-point shooter the state has ever seen at the high school level. And she’s not done yet.

Clement, the younger sister of 2014 Miss Maine Basketball Allie Clement and former McAuley star Sarah Clement, who both went on to play in college, grew from water girl and cheerleader for her sisters into a star in her own right.

Clement joined the Greely varsity as a freshman and made an immediate impact, helping Anna DeWolfe and Company get over the hump and win the Class A state title, thanks in large part to her penchant for hitting key long-range shots at key times. Clement was part of a state champion again as a sophomore and after DeWolfe graduated, Clement, along with Brooke Obar, helped the Rangers make it to the regional final her junior season. Clement was honored as an all-star all three years, as the points came with abandon.

While her senior campaign was first delayed, then abbreviated due to COVID-19, Clement still managed to average 22.4 points per game (second in the Western Maine Conference), tie for sixth in steals (2.7 per game), place seventh in assists (3.5) and average 3.4 3-pointers per game.

Highlights included 24 points in a season-opening win over Westbrook, 32 in a victory over York, four 3-pointers in a win over Cape Elizabeth, 23 points, including five 3s, in a second victory over the Capers, 21 points in a win over Gray-New Gloucester in a playoff rematch, 21 and 26 points respectively in victories over Edward Little, 31 points in a win over Massabesic, 20 in a win over previously undefeated Yarmouth and 26 points, including the 200th, 201st and 202nd 3-pointers of her illustrious career, in a second win over the Clippers in the finale.

“When people say the time goes by fast, that’s a huge understatement,” Clement said. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye.”

Clement isn’t saying goodbye to basketball, however. She’ll take her skills to Northeastern University in Boston next year.

We certainly won’t see the long-range shooting likes of Camille Clement, Greely’s Winter Female Athlete of the Year, anytime soon. She came in a champion and leaves as a record-setter. That’s a pretty impressive legacy.

Coach Todd Flaherty’s comment: “Camille’s the best shooter I’ve ever been around. When I rebound for her, I don’t have to work very hard, which I like at my age. As a freshman, I called her ‘Baby Assassin,’ then after freshman year, I just called her ‘Assassin,’ because she just has a tremendous will to win. She’s a shooter, but she does a lot of other things too. The little girls in Cumberland love her.”

Previous winners:

2019-20 Leah Walker (hockey)

2018-19 Anna DeWolfe (basketball)

2017-18 Courtney Sullivan (hockey)

2016-17 Nettie Cunningham (skiing)

2015-16 Danita Storey (hockey)

2014-15 Ashley Storey (basketball)

2013-14 Elyse Dinan (skiing)

2012-13 Sarah Easterling (swimming)

2011-12 Emma Seymour (hockey)

2010-11 Sarah Easterling (swimming)

2009-10 Sarah Easterling (swimming)

2008-09 Sara Schad (swimming)

2007-08 Becky O’Brien (track)

2006-07 Dani Cyr (hockey)

2005-06 Becky O’Brien (track)

2004-05 Rebecca Furey (track)

2003-04 Steph Ginn (basketball)

2002-03 Abby Chapman (track)

2001-02 Mandy Bowden (skiing)

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter:@foresports.

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