McDonald Selected Athlete of the Month for October

Post date: Dec 10, 2014 7:25:8 PM

Wells High School senior, Megan McDonald has been named Athlete of the Month for October 2014 at Wells High School. This award is in recognition of her academics, sportsmanship, and participation on the WHS Field Hockey team as center mid-fielder, essentially a defensive position in a sport very similar to that of ice hockey.

Presenting McDonald with the Athlete of the Month Award on December 5th was Activities Director Jack Molloy and Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate, one of two sponsors of Athlete of the Month at WHS.

“Megan is receiving this award because she was instrumental in the success of the Field Hockey team which made it to the playoffs this year,” said Moody-Maxon. “We’re pleased to give this award to Megan because not only is she a great role model on and off of the field but she’s also a really genuinely good person. She is very humble, which is nice to see in a scholar athlete, and she’s always thinking about others and her teammates and not so much herself.”

Another factor in McDonald’s selection for Athlete of the Month was her nomination to be one of three finalists for Western Maine Conference Field Hockey Player of the Year. Although she did not reach this top spot, Moody-Maxon described McDonald’s nomination as a “great accomplishment”.

“It feels really exciting. I didn’t expect to get it,” said McDonald about her selection for October. McDonald, the only senior on the team, described this past season with the younger squad members as “a lot of work” and “fun”. She said that she did not score any goals this season but had seven field goal assists.

Athletes picked to receive Athlete of the Month are selected by WHS’s Activities Director Jack Molloy and Principal Jim Daly. This award is also sponsored by the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency.

Caption: From left to right is Pam Moody-Maxon, Megan McDonald and Jack Molloy.