Evaluation Criteria and Process

Applicants must possess the following:

  • personal standards and accomplishments which are positive models for others;
  • high levels of integrity, honesty and athletic citizenship; and,
  • in the subjective determination of the Selection Committee, have benefited from their participation in high school interscholastic athletic programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Award, the applicant must meet or exceed all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a graduating senior;
  • Have competed at the VARSITY level for a CCS school for at least two (2) years;
  • Be able to verify an exemplary record of positive athletic and non-athletic citizenship.

Evaluation Criteria and Process

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications utilizing the following criteria:

  • In The Classroom Scholastic Achievement – 25%;
  • School / Community Service – 25%;
  • On The Field Athletic Achievement - 50%;
  • Student Essay and Personal Interview - Supported Material utilized by Selection Committee in order to better know the Candidates.

The Selection Committee will then determine the number of applicants invited to appear before the Committee for a Finalist's Interview.

The Selection Committee will then select at least six (6) award winners, utilizing, at its discretion, the results from the interviews and the criteria from above, as supported by all materials submitted.

The Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.

Player must present two game videos of the nominee playing against their team's two best opponents. The following methods should be used when submitting these videos via HUDL.

The preferred method for game film submission is HUDL. When exchanging film via HUDL, please look for the following “team” to exchange with: Windham High School: Gaziano Lineman Awards.
It would also be beneficial, if your submitting game footage via HUDL, that you submit O, D & K data as part of your HUDL submission. 

If sending video via DVD, please write on DVD: your name, school, opponent your jersey color, and position played for which you are being nominated.

Please note that your on field athletic achievement is evaluated based on the video that you submit. Poor quality video makes it extremely difficult to evaluate your performance effectively, 
In Summary:
 If submitting through HUDL: Team Exchange is:
                                             Gaziano Lineman Awards
 If Mailing a DVD mail to:
                                              Chris Davis, PO Box 1207, Windham, ME 04062