She was a multi-time all-star in three sports, including all four seasons with the Apponequet basketball team. Amanda saw action at all three positions (guard, forward and center) on the hardwood and was named to all-star teams in both her junior and senior years.
Her coach, Dan Rose, called Amanda the “best all-around female athlete to ever play at Apponequet” and she backed that up by leading the basketball team in scoring, rebounding, steals, assists, field goals, free throws and 3-point shooting percentage as a senior.
Her 46 percent shooting from behind the 3-point stripe during the 2002-2003 season set a school record.
Amanda also earned three varsity letters in the sports of volleyball and softball and served as captain of both in her senior year.
In volleyball she compiled a 95 percent average in pass proficiency, had 183 career service points and recorded 199 digs.
Her 440 kills ranked second on the school’s all-time list.
Amanda was a two-year all-star in volleyball and twice was voted the Lakers' Most Valuable Player.
On the softball field she was the starting center fielder and a two-year all-star with a combined .521 batting average (.531 as a senior) and drove in a total of 39 runs.
She also stole 51 career bases in 53 attempts and never made an error in the outfield.
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