Chase named Student-Athlete of the Month for April

Post date: Jun 28, 2016 6:37:14 PM

Wells High School sophomore Anya Chase has been selected Student- Athlete of the Month for April 2016. This award is in recognition of her academics, sportsmanship, on and off the field, and excellence in school sports including her role as pitcher and her impressive batting record with the WHS Girls Softball Team.

Presenting a plaque to Chase on June 15th was WHS Director of Student Activities Jack Molloy, Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate and John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance Agency.

"Anya is the epitome of what I believe a scholar athlete should be,” said Moody-Maxon. “She is a great kid with a lot of work ethic both on and off the field. She plays softball year-round and is very driven to be the very best at what she does. We are proud to present this award to such a fine, deserving scholar-athlete.” Moody-Maxon also praised Chase for routinely receiving high honors in high school.

“It’s just nice to be recognized by my community,” said Chase when asked for a comment. “We had a great team season. Softball is a team sport but it was really nice to be recognized for my accomplishments.” Chase said the team had a record this past season of 10 wins and 6 losses for the regular season. She added that the team went on to the Class B playoffs where her team won one game but lost another.

Kevin Fox is the WHS Girls Softball coach, “Anya is a fantastic choice for Student-Athlete of the Month,” said Fox. “She is one of the top players in the league and has set many individual records while her focus is always on team goals and successes. She is a strong pitcher and one of the best hitters I have ever seen on any team.”

Fox continued, “Anya had a .690 batting average with 49 hits, 15 doubles, 5 triples, 13 RBI, 37 runs, and only struck out once. Her outstanding stats have all been accomplished with a humble, unselfish attitude. Anya is the perfect teammate, always supportive, encouraging, and ready to take on anything.”

Director Molloy commented that “Anya (in April) went 14 for 17 with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 rbi and 11 runs scored. She had an .824 batting average and an .833 on-base percentage.”

The Student-Athlete of the Month award program at Wells High School is sponsored by Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate. The Student-Athlete of the Month Award has recognized student-athletes at WHS since 2007.

On the softball field at WHS is (left to right) John C. Kreie, Anya Chase, Pam Moody-Maxon and Jack Molloy.