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Hanover Athletic Director to Receive National Honor

Indianapolis — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson will be among nine administrators from around the country who will receive the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s Distinguished Service Award next month.

The NIAAA will hand out the awards on Dec. 17 in Anaheim, Calif., during the banquet tied to the National Athletic Directors Conference, which is being held jointly by the association and the National Federation of State High School Associations. The award goes annually to individuals from within the NIAAA to recognize length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to high school athletics at the local, state and national levels.

Jackson is in his 26th year as Hanover AD, having also spent much of that time as the Marauders’ baseball coach as well. In all, Jackson has more than 40 years dedicated to high school athletics, starting including a stint at Dover High School prior to moving to the Upper Valley.

He introduced adventure education to Hanover’s physical education curriculum in 1989, a program that continues to this day. He was named the NHIAA Class I baseball coach of the year in 2005, one year after earning the Class I athletic director of the year award. He has served as a member of multiple NHIAA committees and is in his third term on the association’s executive council.

Nominations for NIAAA recognition are submitted by state athletic directors associations, screened by the NIAAA awards committee and selected by the association’s board of directors.

College Track

CSC Adding Indoor Program

New London — Colby-Sawyer College will add men’s and women’s indoor track to its interscholastic athletic offerings beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, the school announced this week.

Sophomore track athlete Jesse Socci helped prompt the addition of the team, which will be guided by Charger cross country and track coach Lyndsay Bisaccio.

The addition of the two squads will give Colby-Sawyer 21 varsity teams. The school expects to add a combination of 11 indoor-outdoor meets, up to a maximum of 18 total meets in the school year.

College Volleyball

Scudder, Caridi All-Ivy

Princeton, n.j. — Two members of the Dartmouth women’s volleyball team, senior Elisa Scudder and sophomore Paige Caridi, were named to the all-Ivy League team this week.

Scudder, a co-captain, made the first team for the first time. She rewrote the Dartmouth record books during her career with the two best single-season blocks marks, topped by 96 this past season. She also holds the program mark for career blocks with 319 and ranked second in the league this season with a .337 attack percentage.

Caridi received honorable mention, her first such honor. The Texas native led the Big Green with 261 kills and 284 digs this year.

Dartmouth went 11-15 overall and 4-10 in the league.