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Cole Waddy of Spotsy High honored


“MaxPreps congratulates Cole Waddy on being named High School Athlete of the Month,” said Andy Beal, Founder and President of MaxPreps. “High school sports are designed to build character, foster teamwork and drive a competitive spirit in our nation’s young people.  The MaxPreps Semper Fidelis High School Athlete of the Month represents those outstanding qualities that make not just great athletes, but more importantly fine citizens. MaxPreps is proud to honor these fine student-athletes in collaboration with the United States Marine Corps.”

“Cole has battled some things that really show you the character he has and his ability to compete and persevere,” stated Principal, Amanda Hester. “He’s a great student who couldn’t be more deserving of this award.”

Off the field, Cole volunteers his time at a local nursing facility and at his school as a member of the JROTC in addition to holding a 3.97 grade point average.

Major Luke Sauber of Recruiting Station Frederick, United States Marine Corps, presented Evans with the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Athlete of the Month lettermen jacket and trophy on Monday during a school ceremony. “Cole Waddy is definitely one of those student-athletes that embody the Marine Corps core values of honor, courage, and commitment,” said Maj. Sauber. “He is a young man that deserves the recognition he received this morning at his high school.”

Alongside Maj. Sauber, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuasor was also present to bestow the award to Waddy. “Cole’s determination to wake up early every morning to accomplish his goals is really impressive,” said Onwuasor. “He’s doing a lot of great stuff off the field and it’s great to see him achieving his goals.”

As a celebration of his success, Waddy will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington, D.C. in July 2019.

MaxPreps picks one female and one male athlete each month to be named with the honor of High School Athlete of the Month, presented by the United States Marines Corps. MaxPreps sends out emails to all members of their site about nominating an athlete for the award. There are also links on for anyone looking to nominate a deserving athlete for this award. A coach, parent, peer, or teacher may submit nominations. MaxPreps then selects the most well rounded athletes that match the qualities that are also found in the United States Marines Corps, such as bravery, dedication, perseverance, personal sacrifice for others and being a positive influence in one’s community.

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