Superintendent Rich Drolet is pleased to announce that Seekonk High School Field Hockey and Softball Head Coach Kim Pellerin has received the 2021 Massachusetts Women in Athletics Distinguished Service Award from the MIAA.
Coach Pellerin received the Distinguished Service Award from Massachusetts Women in Track and Field for her generous contributions of time and talent to female student athletes today, May 27, in the virtual celebration of National Girls’ Day and Women in Sport from the MIAA.
“Kim truly deserves this award because she is dedicated to improving our female athletes,” said Superintendent Drolet. “Throughout our students’ field hockey and softball careers, Kim has provided them with unwavering guidance and support. She is a true role model for all athletes.
Coach Pellerin was a field hockey coach at Seekonk High School for over 30 years. Before becoming a coach, she herself played field hockey as a student at Seekonk High School. In recent years, Pellerin has also served as head coach of the softball team in addition to his role on the field hockey team.
Through his coaching, Pellerin promoted community service, sportsmanship, teamwork and positivity while serving as a role model for combining competitive performance and character development.
Athletes who have been privileged to have Pellerin as their coach describe her as urging them to strive to be the best they can be, asking them to train until they have mastered any skill, praising their improvement and encouraging them to move on from their mistakes to the next play.
Coach Pellerin was nominated for the Massachusetts Distinguished Service Women in Track and Field Award by Seekonk athletic director John Moran.
“In her hometown of Seekonk, she developed generations of female athletes who respect each other and the game. Every young athlete I have spoken to about Coach Pellerin has had nothing but things. positive to say, ”said Director Moran.
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