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SportsKids of the Month: January/February 2015

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In each issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, we feature three kids who excel in sports, does well in school, and gives back to the community. These young athletes do it all — on and off the field! Meet this month’s SportsKids of the Month!

Alexander Knisley, 12
East Windsor, CT

In October, Alexander scored his fifth hat trick of the season for the Enfield Eagles Peewee A team. In achieving the feat, the seventh-grade center raised his goal total to 28 in just 11 games.

Cooper Perone, 9
Franklin, NC

In 2014, Cooper scored 19 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,250 yards. He catapulted the Franklin Panthers (7-2) to the playoffs, where they finished just one win shy of a league championship appearance.

Kailey Hyland, 13
East Rockaway, NY

As an eighth-grader on varsity at Rockaway-Malverne, Kailey led all 56 Nassau County teams in scoring during the regular season. The right forward tallied 18 goals and eight assists, finishing with 26 points in just 13 games for the Rocking Mules.

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sportskid of the month jan/feb 2015 alexander knisley
sportskid of the month jan/feb 2015 cooper perone
sportskid of the month jan/feb 2015 kailey hyland