The Bay State Games Athlete of the Year program was established to recognize individuals who excel above and beyond their athletic participation in the Bay State Games. Individuals are chosen based on overall achievements, involvement in the Bay State Games, involvement in their community, effort, sportsmanship, overcoming adversity and attitude on and off the field. Nominations can be submitted by coaches, commissioners, parents, volunteers, and even other players.
Applications must be submitted on line using the link above. All application must be submitted by Friday, August 3 at 5pm. Nominees will be chosen and notified by August 10. Nominees will be submitted for the National Athlete of the Year by mid August and the National Congress of State Games will announce their National Athlete of the Year recipients by early September.
National Athlete of the Year
Individuals who are chosen as Bay State Games Athlete of the Year will be submitted for recognition as the National State Games Athlete of the Year. If chosen as the National State Games Athlete of the Year, recipients will receive an all-expense paid trip to receive their award at the National Congress of State Games award presentation held annually in the Fall. National Athlete of the Year winners will be notified in early September 2018.
Congratulations to DORIAN McMENEMY for being selected as the 2017 National Congress of State Games Athlete of the Year for the age 19 & older category. Dorian becomes only the second Bay State Games Athlete to be selected as the recipient of this national award!
Congratulations to the 2017 Bay State Games Athlete of the Year Selections
KYLA HANSEN - Female Age 18 & younger
MASON BALCH - Male Age 18 & younger
DORIAN McMENEMY - Female Age 19 & older