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Player of the Year

National honor for Gordon graduate

photos: Myles at Gordon in 2009, and at Moses Brown last fall.
 

Congratulations to Myles Craddock ’20, who was named Gatorade’s Rhode Island Football Player of the Year this year.

The award celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community, with one annual award for each major sport in all fifty states. Craddock joins a growing list of former Gordon students honored by Gatorade, including Ali Blanchard ’14 and Maddy Berkson ’10.

The honor caps an extraordinary high school football career for Craddock, who ran for 1,504 yards and 21 touchdowns this year and was named by the Providence Journal as one of the state’s best defensive backs as well. 

Myles attended the Gordon School in East Providence from age three to fourteen. “He left his mark on this school, and I think Gordon left its mark on Myles, as well,” said Head of School Noni Thomas López. “Gordon is a school that puts a high value on personal relationships, and in that area, Myles was a standout, even at a young age.”

Gordon Middle School Dean Irene Horton was close to the Craddocks throughout Myles’ time at the school. “Myles Craddock is a natural leader, and his time at Gordon gave him many opportunities to practice his leadership. He was a talented athlete and a star scholar, but he is remembered best for his ability to connect with people. Myles is someone who is comfortable in his own skin, and he has the ability to put others at ease as well. We are so proud that he has received this honor.”

“He was a well-rounded athlete who brought joy to the field and a willingness to try new things,” remembers Athletics Director Damon Ray. “As a middle school student, even while he was developing his football skills, he made time to run track and play lacrosse and basketball on Gordon’s interscholastic teams."

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