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Male Student-Athlete: Penn Charter’s Still uses his father for motivation

Saturday, 19th April 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  

By Chris Goldberg, posted 4/19/08

Penn Charter senior Colin Still does not have to look far for the person who has motivated and supported him in his quest to excel on and off the lacrosse field.

“It’s definitely been my parents, and my dad (Jim) in particular,” Still said. “He

Penn Charter's Colin Still

has said since freshman year, ‘You can do whatever you want to do as long as you put in the time.”

“For every hour I put in, (going) outside to shoot, he made me spend two hours inside studying and working on my academics. He’s the one that’s kept me on track and gotten me where I am going.”

Still, the Laxzilla/ Male Student-Athlete of the Week, is going places, for sure. He will play lacrosse at Yale in New Haven, Conn., and plans to major in economics. Eventually, he wants to go into business in New York City.

“My dad would always take Penn Charter teams in the winter, summer and fall leagues,” said Still, whose older brothers Ryan and Derek also excelled in lacrosse and academics. “He’s definitely helped not only me, but a lot of my friends to get college looks.”
Still, who has a 3.5 GPA, is also averaging about 3.5 goals per game as both a middle and attacker. An All-State pick last year, he is a major reason the Quakers are 9-3 and ranked fourth in the Top 10.

“I’ve never seen a kid want it more,” said Penn Charter coach Pat McDonough. “He’s the kid if I offered to play lacrosse seven days a week; he’d do it every day out of the year.

“Even when he played football in the fall, he showed up on Sunday’s for fall lacrosse. He’s done so much for the program because he’s brought other kids with him.”

That camaraderie has carried over to the spring season for the Quakers.

“I think we have a strong senior class,” Still said. “We have 13 seniors and I think, as cliché as it sounds, we’re a great team. We’d do anything for each other; we know where each other is and I think that separates us from other teams.”

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