Woodward named Student-Athlete of the Month for September

Post date: Nov 12, 2019 11:33:25 AM

Wells High School sophomore Connor Woodward has been selected WHS Student-Athlete of the Month for September of 2019. He received this award for his academics and sportsmanship on the WHS Golf team.

According to Wells-Ogunquit CSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole, Woodward qualified for the Class B Individual Golf State Championship held at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro on October 12th. Cole pointed out that Connor faced “some tough playing conditions (but) shot an 84 to finish 7th overall in the state in Class B.”

Presenting a plaque to Woodward on October 28th was Cole, Pamela Moody-Maxon, John C. Kreie, and WHS Golf Coach, Charley LaFlamme.

“I feel like it’s a big accomplishment, especially from a golfer’s point of view,” said Woodward of his receiving this award, something that is rarely awarded to WHS golf players. “I am really proud of that.” Because of his demonstrated leadership with the other players, Woodward was handed the responsibility of being the junior assistant coach for the team this year.

"He has lead the golf team both on and off the course by the way he interacts with teammates, opponents, officials, and coaches, not to mention his stellar performance during his matches,” commented Coach LaFlamme. “Connor is very intent on improving his game while at the same time displaying a respect and love for the sport as well as those that play and coach.”

The WHS Golf Team currently has ten members. This season they finished with four wins and eight losses, hosting home matches at Old Marsh Country Club in Wells.

“Make no mistake about his competitiveness,” added Coach LaFlamme about Woodward, “There are very few amateur golfers in the state who can score lower." In one match this year, Woodward shot an impressive 39 on a 9-hole course.

The Student-Athlete of the Month program is sponsored by Wells High School, the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate.

Left to right Charley LaFlamme, John C. Kreie, Connor Woodward, Pamela Moody-Maxon and Pierce Cole.