Cynthia DeLeon, a senior lacrosse, soccer, and swimming athlete at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, was named a Triple-Impact Competitor by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)–New England. Cynthia is one of twenty New England high school scholar athletes to receive this recognition, and a Finalist for a PCA-New England Triple-Impact Competitor scholarship.
The Boston Red Sox and PCA-New England honored the Triple-Impact Competitors in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on August 31.
Triple-Impact Competitors are selected based on their essays explaining how they meet three criteria: personal mastery (making oneself better), leadership (making one’s teammates better), and honoring the game (making the game better). Recipients must have a grade point average of at least 2.5, and must provide testimonials from a school administrator, a coach, and at least one from an individual who is familiar with the student-athlete and able to speak to his/her embodiment of the Triple-Impact Competitor principles.
“We learned a great deal about Cynthia’s character while reviewing her essay responses and her references,” said Beth O’Neill Maloney, Executive Director of PCA’s New England chapter. “Cynthia’s application shows her tenacity as a three-sport athlete, as a disciplined Advanced Placement student, and as a teammate committed to helping her teammates improve every day. We were impressed that in her three years of high school, she contributed not only to her teams but to the school community at large. Cynthia is a Triple-Impact Competitor.”
Current high school juniors can apply for a Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship between January 1 and May 31, 2017. Applications and more information can be found at www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/.
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit working to develop “Better Athletes, Better People” by partnering with youth and high school athletic programs to provide young athletes with a positive, character-building youth sports experience.