Calvert Football Cavalier Spot Light, Fourth Edition

Gold

#2 Deshaun Berry

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Deshaun is a young man with a great deal of potential.  He had to step up as one of the few sophomores on the Gold team.  He had many times in which he was an encouragement to his teammates.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Berry comes to practice every day.  He wants to learn and he wants to get better.  Hopefully he will take what he has learned this year into this offseason.  We are hoping for a big season from him in the upcoming seasons.”

  • Coach Barry Moomau (CHS football linebackers coach)

#36 Lucas Elliot

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Lucas has overcome a great deal of adversity this year and has bounced back many times.  He shows up to practice with a can-do attitude and will step up wherever needed.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Lucas is a first year Cavalier who has made great strides as a Gold team player.  Lucas works hard to improve as a player each and every practice.  Lucas is an extremely coachable player and well respected by the Cavalier family.  As Lucas continues to gain confidence, he will become a more polished football player.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#55 Cole Gartmon

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Cole is a young man with plenty of room to continue to grow.  He has a long arms and big shoes, but more importantly he has a kind spirit.  He shows a tremendous amount of respect and performs extremely well in the classroom as well.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Cole is one of our new players this year.  Cole is always coachable and respectful.  I am excited to work with Cole this offseason and see his leap next year.”

  • Coach Luis Garcia (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Cole is a young man who is (a) great teammate and player (who) is always trying to learn and get better.  Whenever he is asked to do something, he is always working towards getting it done.”

  • Coach Dom Pasch (CHS football defensive line coach)

#3 Jaivon Jones

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Jaivon came out late this year but fit (in) well.  Unfortunate breaks from practice impeded his ability to stay up on the offensive and defensive systems but still willingly moved positions to help the team.  Jaivon could have a promising future by getting out early next year.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Jaivon surely has the athletic attributes to become a very good player.  As Jaivon grows and learns the concepts of the Cavalier system, that will allow him to become more comfortable with his position.  Jaivon is a very laid back teammate but surely has the skill set to be a weapon against his opponents.  I look forward to working with Jaivon over the next three years.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#25 Steven Robinson

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Steven has struggled with the loss of a family member this year and even through pain, he remained positive and an encouragement to others.  He brings a smile and can-do attitude to each practice and game.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Steven is young but comes to practice with a good attitude.  He is fun to coach because he wants to learn.  When he (is) on the field he gives you everything he has.  (We are) hoping for big things from him in the upcoming seasons.”

  • Coach Barry Moomau (CHS football linebackers coach)

Blue

#21 Cody Daniels

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Cody is closing out his final year as a Cavalier and has proven that with hard work, on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, you can achieve your dreams.  He will continue his education, while playing football at the next level.  He earned this opportunity by remaining focused and determined over the last four years and has inspired others with his dedication to be Uncommonly Great.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Cody is a dedicated Cavalier who always pushes himself as hard as he can on each drill and play.  His work ethic and dedication is a positive example for all of his teammates.  His willingness to change positions on offense showcases his leadership and willingness to put the team first.”

  • Coach Kent Uber (CHS football tight ends coach)

#11 Carter Gosheff

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Carter is a junior and he has a great deal of talent on the field, but also achieves at a high level in the classroom as well.  He gives great effort in everything he does and has a very mature mindset that makes him a great leader in our program and a guide towards Uncommon Greatness.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Robert (Carter) has been a force within the SMAC league this season.  He has been a dominant player on the gridiron, yet his academics are just as impressive.  Carter is a very mild mannered guy who gives his opponents fits trying to figure out how to contain him.  Although there are several key aspects of the game in which Carter can improve on, his work ethic will help him continue to be a force to be reckoned with.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#51 Xavier Hawkins

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Xavier is a sophomore that has stepped up by playing in a position in which he didn’t originally sign up for.  He put the team first and as a result he has helped the Cavaliers to a very successful year.  He volunteers to help whenever needed and is always encouraging his teammates.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Xavier Hawkins is another sophomore that has accepted the challenge to learn and push himself to become a better football player and student.  His determination to come back from injury and become a starting varsity football player shows that Calvert football has a bright future.  Xavier is an awesome young man, and I am excited to work with him.  (The) sky’s the limit for this young man.”

  • Coach Sean Coleman (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Xavier is a sophomore who has grown immensely both on and off the field.  He has changed positions and continues to excel.  Love his attitude.  Can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

  • Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

#45 Aaron McGready

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Aaron is a senior and has a great motor on the field but an even brighter smile.  He never lets a setback hold him back and makes his mark in our program with his determination and positive attitude.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Aaron has grown as a leader and young man this season.  His willingness to put the team first and accept responsibility has let him be an integral part of the team.  His nonstop motor is a positive example to his teammates.”

  • Coach Kent Uber (CHS football tight ends coach)

“Aaron is one of the emotional leaders of the team.  He will do anything for his teammates and always has their back.”

  • Coach Luis Garcia (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Aaron is a player I have coached for three years now.  (We) brought him up for the playoffs two years ago and he immediately succeeded.  Love his drive and always appreciate him being a good teammate.”

  • Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

#54 Hutch Valentin

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Hutch is a senior and finds himself being a young man that greatly dedicates himself in the three pillars of our program, Academics, Community, and Athletics.  He plays sports, trains, hunts, is an Eagle Scout, a great student, and an Uncommonly Great teammate.  He regularly stays after to clean the locker rooms, fields, and/or the fieldhouse.  He helps others in their studies and volunteers for every opportunity offered.  Hutch’s willingness to step up in so many ways guarantees that he is on the road towards Uncommon Greatness.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Koby ‘Hutch’ Valentin is a senior that is not the biggest or strongest player but with his determination, he has become a good football player.  Hutch (is) also a very good student.  He is a great young man.”

  • Coach Sean Coleman (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Hutch is a senior and is a very good vocal leader on the sidelines.  He’s always with high energy and loves this game.  I never see him with his head down or looking discouraged.  Hutch is always trying to help where he can and pick up his teammates.”

  • Coach Dom Pasch (CHS football defensive line coach)

Cavalier Weekly Spotlight Provided by Brian Berger


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