WHS’s Nolan Potter receives Student-Athlete of the Month for November

Post date: Jan 09, 2018 8:25:11 PM

Wells High School senior Nolan Potter was recognized in December as Student-Athlete of the Month for November of 2017. He received this award for his academics, sportsmanship and performance on the WHS Warriors Football team in the fall of 2017.

Presenting a plaque to Potter on December 18th was Wells-Ogunquit CSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole, John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance, Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate, and WHS Warriors Head Coach Tim Roche.

“Nolan was an integral part of our team,” said Coach Roche who added that Potter was “a big part” of the Warriors winning the State Class D Championship in November.

According to Director Cole, Potter, as a fullback, helped lead the team to an 11-0 undefeated season by rushing for 1550 yards, scoring 28 touchdowns, making 100 plus tackles and recovering four fumbles.

“It is huge. There is no better way to go out,” said Potter about this award and how the season ended so spectacularly for him and his team which has won a state championship for the second year in a row. “With that group of guys, it was so much fun,” said Potter. As of this writing, Potter is one of three finalists for the 47th James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy to be awarded January 14th.

Both Kreie and Moody-Maxon represent businesses that sponsor the Student-Athlete of the Month award at WHS. "I have had the pleasure of watching Nolan play both football and wrestling since he was in elementary school. He is a hard working kid on the field,” commented Moody-Maxon. “He was a force on both offense and defense this year and would run the ball effectively, even with other players hanging off him."

"Nolan is a true role model not only to his peers, but the more than 150 kids in our youth football program, some of whom you'd find tracking him down for autographs (and photographs) after a game," commented Kreie.

“As the oldest of three boys and coming from a family rich in athletic success, Nolan has been taught from a young age hard work, determination, and respect,” noted Moody-Maxon. Potter also received Student-Athlete of the Month for March of 2017 in wrestling.

Left to right: Pierce Cole, Pam Moody-Maxon, Nolan Potter, Tim Roche and John C. Kreie.