Basketball

Maddy McLaughlin of Westerly finished her career at Emmanuel College (Boston), with a number of school basketball records.

McLaughlin set the school record for 3-pointers in a game with eight when she scored a career-high 36 in a win over previously undefeated Connecticut College in December.

She also holds the school record for 3-pointers in a season (76) and in a career (196).

Her 17 assists against Westfield State in November bettered her own school mark of 13 she had as a junior. McLaughin was ninth in Division III with 161 assists this season. She finished her career with 891 points and 367 assists.

She also made the deciding free throws to beat previously unbeaten St. Joseph's in the GNAC championship game.

Emmanuel went on to reach the second round of the Division III NCAA tournament.

Coaching

Chariho High girls soccer and lacrosse coach Brittney Godbout will be honored during the Maddie Potts PCA Coaching Symposium at Brown University on March 24.

Godbout has been selected as a Double-Goal Coach by the Positive Coaching Alliance-New England.

Godbout "strives to win while also pursuing the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports," a PCA news release said. Her nomination was supported by more than a dozen testimonials.

"Brittney Godbout guided her team through the most tragic of circumstances, the death of their captain Maddie Potts on the field in front of them during a soccer game in September 2017. Brittney showed exceptional caring and thoughtfulness for her athletes, leading them back on to that field to persevere.” Beth O’Neill Maloney, executive director of PCA-New England, said in a release. "Tested by the tragic death of Maddie Potts, Brittney Godbout shines as a coach every day, making her athletes believe in themselves and appreciate the power of sport to connect us to one another. For example, Brittney has her alumni write letters ‘to the girl who wears my number.’”

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