EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

October 13, 2013

Around the Horn with Melissa Cino, Windham volleyball

Windham senior Melissa Cino has put up big numbers on the volleyball court and the lacrosse field.

She recently passed 1,100 career assists in a win over St. Thomas, which had beaten the Jags the seven previous times they had played.

Cino is a returning All-Division 2 player and is an Eagle-Tribune All-Star for the two-time defending Division 3 state champion lacrosse team.

She learned her lacrosse skills from her father, Paul, a Pinkerton grad who was second-team All-American one year and third-team All-American another at West Point.

She also learned leadership from him. He teaches sports leadership courses and she’s a two-time team captain in both sports.

In this week’s Around the Horn, Cino spoke about leadership, playing both sports for coach Julie Bartlett and why she may give up sports after this spring.

That must have been a special night beating St. Thomas and getting your 1,100th career assist? “That night was probably one of the best nights of my volleyball career. I’ve played them seven times, just to finally beat them was huge. And getting the award was huge. It was an amazing night.”

Why is everyone making a big deal out of 1,100? Isn’t 1,000 the big one? “For the 1,000th, it was an away game. They wanted to do it at a home game.”

What are your goals for this year? “For our team, we’ve never made it to the final four. That’s the big goal and hopefully win it from there.”

How are you doing academically? “I’m No. 32 of 170. I’m in the National Honor Society.”

Will you play college sports? “I might play lacrosse in college. It’s what I’ve done my whole life, play sports. I almost want to try something new.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NHL playoff preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL playoff preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL playoff preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch Watson: 'I'm always going to cry' Is the use of pine tar considered cheating? Draft Preview: Jake Matthews Draft Preview: L'Damian Washington
Boston Sports
Iginla hungry for first Stanley Cup Running Strong: How the Bruins National Anthem brought Boston together Patriots Talk TV: Should the Pats abandon the 2 TE system? Brad Stevens: Hopeful season was a 'learning experience' for young Celtics Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NHL playoff preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL playoff preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL playoff preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday McAdam: MLB replay system already affecting Sox Running Strong: Marathon Sports Manager, Shane O'Hara reflects back on Marathon bombings Merloni: An imperfect game we're trying to make perfect Felger sounds of on the MLB replay system McAdam: Pedroia D.L. stint 'not hard to imagine' NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders