In 2014, LHSAA began a program – called the LHSAA Sportsmanship Award. In recognition for going “Beyond the Game”, to empower others through exemplary sportsmanship both on and off the court.
By definition, good sporting behavior means playing a game by the rules, respecting those rules, and being courteous to teammates, the officials, and the other team. A good sport may be unhappy about losing a game or match, but they won’t take out their unhappiness on the other team. Good sports remain calm and respectful, and think out how they can improve their performance the next time. On the other hand, the good sport who is ahead on points when the game ends also remains respectful and does not gloat or brag. This is exemplified not only by the actions of the coach, players, and managers, but also school administrators, parents and fans for all home and away matches during the season.
LHSAA asked that each of the 7 state volleyball associations select 1 team to receive the sportsmanship award from the list of teams they service. CCBVO currently services 51 area high schools. I am very proud and honored to announce that the BATON ROUGE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM has been chosen as CCBVO’s 2019 LHSAA Sportsmanship Award Winner. The entire team will be recognized and presented a plaque by LHSAA at the 2019 East vs. West All-Star Volleyball Game, Saturday, November 23, 2019, 3:00 PM, David R. Stopher Gymnasium @ Nicholls State University.