Little Falls names December Athletes of the Month

Little Falls named Matt Valentine and Rachelle LeBlanc as its December Athletes of the Month. Valentine, a senior on the boys basketball team, helped lead the Flyers to a 6-1 record during the month. He averaged a double-double with 17.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. “He has been a steady force inside for us at both ends of the floor,” head coach Kevin Jordan said. “Matt has also done a great job being a leader for us on the floor and all through our offseason work.” LeBlanc, a sophomore on the gymnastics team, placed first in the all-around six of seven meets during the month, and also won every event in three meets. “Rachelle has continued to work fearlessly to put skills into her routines that are state-worthy,” co-head coach Kent Gomez said. “Rachelle is determined, focused and driven as she continues to raise the value of her routines. If she has a scary fall, she gets right back up and does it again.”