Hannah Cottis recognized as ‘Student-Athlete of the Month’ for September

Post date: Nov 14, 2017 11:53:59 AM

Wells High School senior Hannah Cottis has been selected WHS’s Student-Athlete of the Month for September of 2017. Her selection was based on her academics, sportsmanship and excellence on the WHS Girls Soccer team during the 2017 season.

Presenting a plaque to Cottis on November 2nd was Pam Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate and John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance. Also present was WOCSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole.

“It feels really good…considering I put a lot of hard work into soccer,” said Cottis about receiving the award. “And it’s nice to get recognized for all my hard work.” She indicated that she plays soccer year-round by playing with the Seacoast United Soccer Club during the offseason.

“Hannah set a new school record with 26 goals this year and played a large role in the soccer team’s success,” commented John Kreie. Cottis now has a three-year goal total of 47.

Doug Cottis is the coach of the varsity girls’ soccer team. “Hannah had a great year and led the team offensively, setting a new school record with 26 goals on the season,” commented Coach Cottis who is also Hannah’s father. “Hannah does a great job breaking down defenses with her ability to take on defenders. Even with teams marking and double teaming her, she was able to create space for herself in the final third and finish when creating the opportunity. This also helped the team because with teams double teaming her, she was able to make great runs off the ball to help create and open up space for other players through the midfield.

In addition to receiving Student Athlete of the Month, Cottis was voted onto the 1st Team All-Conference Team for the third year in a row and voted onto the Southern Maine Class B Regional All-Star Team.

The Warriors ended the 2017 season with 10 wins and 6 losses. According to Coach Cottis this past year’s record is in stark contrast to the 0-13-1 record for last year. He pointed out that the 2017 season became “the best season in the history of the (WHS) program.”

Moody Maxon Real Estate and Cole Harrison Insurance and are sponsors of the Student-Athlete of the Month Award at Wells High School.

From left to right is Pierce Cole, Pam Moody-Maxon, Hannah Cottis and John Kreie