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Published on March 3rd, 2020 | by Staples Soccer


Colin Corneck Heads To Annapolis

Last fall, Colin Corneck was chosen as Staples High School’s representative to deliver the Veterans Day address at Town Hall. The senior defender spoke eloquently of the importance of service to one’s country.

Now he’ll have the chance to put his words into action.

Colin has been accepted to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. Appointment to the elite institution is a rigorous process. Grades, physical fitness and character are all important. So are interviews with, and recommendations from, candidate’s senators and congressmen.

In addition to high grades, Colin is in great shape. He crushed the pre-season Cooper test for all varsity candidates, roaring to an 11:33 time for the 2-mile run. He is also captain of the swim team, and plays on the Wrecker golf squad.

On top of that, says Staples soccer head coach Dan Woog, “Colin has impeccably high personal character. He is a quiet leader, with strong values and integrity. He is exactly the kind of young person the Naval Academy — and our country — needs.”

Colin was one of 3 players who shared the Alumni Award at the December banquet, an honor given for upholding the legacy of the Staples soccer program.

Colin joins 2 other Staples soccer players from recent years at a service academy. Sean Gallagher ’11 graduated from the Naval Academy, and is completing his service with the Marine Corps. Thomas Heisler ’17 currently attends the Air Force Academy.

Colin Corneck, far ahead in the Cooper Test run.



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