SPORTS: Three-Sport Star German Excels On, Off Playing Field

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By Kayla Patrick – Sports Editor

Senior Max German has made history at Law.

German is a hard-working student-athlete who is a four-year varsity member of Law’s football, wrestling, and track teams.

He holds the school record in the pole vault at 12 feet, 6 inches, was All-SCC and All-State this fall for football, and recently won his weight class at the SCC Class M wrestling meet. This year, he is the captain of the wrestling and track teams.

“Going varsity all three sports ever since my freshman year was the biggest achievement of my high school career,” German said.

This year, German also picked up his 100th wrestling win.

“Max is a great kid and he had an awesome year for us,” assistant wrestling coach Mr. Ruzbarsky said.

German’s athletic career began long before high school. He was a dedicated member of the Milford Eagles Pop Warner team and the Milford Indians wrestling team growing up.

In the classroom, German’s accomplishments are equally impressive. He was a CAPT scholar as a sophomore, and this year he will be graduating this spring with distinction. Graduating with distinction is reserved for those students who have successfully completed 200 or more community service hours.

In his spare time, German enjoys working hard at his house, on his farm, and at his job at at Parklane Deli. He also enjoys snowplowing and working on his truck.

“He is the epitome of a great friend,” senior Cori Kalafus said. “I know he will be successful in whatever he does in life, and never fails to put a smile on your face.”

German is known to have a positive attitude and a one-of-a-kind personality.

“He is a hard working student-athlete, and thrives for greatness in every aspect of his life,” senior football player Drew Carolan said.

German’ s favorite courses at Law are history and tech ed. He also enjoys his honors Latin class.

His favorite teacher at law is Miss Rosner and his favorite coach is his football and track coach Mr. Beler. He also gave credit to his family for inspiring him on and off the field.

“My role model is my dad,” German said. “Everything I’ve wanted to be in my life is because of him. I want to follow in his footsteps.”

German will be attending University of New Haven and hopes to be a part of their Division II track team.

He will be majoring in civil engineering with a minor in business. One day, he hopes to own a construction business or become a high-end civil engineer.


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