Scholar Athlete of the Week (12/12): Max McHale

December 12, 2017 06:54 PM

"What I love about hockey is when you share a locker room together and spend a lot of time together, you become more of a team," says Irondequoit senior Max McHale.

Max, this week's Scholar Athlete, can gain a lot of perspective from his spot in front of the net as goalie for the Eagles. Now in his fourth year with the team, the assistant captain has his sights set on winning a Sectional title -- something Irondequoit hasn't done since 2001. To reach that goal, Max says that they'll have to play as a team and a hot goalie in the playoffs wouldn't hurt.

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McHale says, "The best way I can describe it to you is that everything kind of becomes one noise, you don't think about anything, you don't feel anything, you just play."

Max is a natural born leader. He's the senior class president and the editor of his school newspaper, but says he'd be the same person even without those specific roles.

"Being a leader isn't about a title or having a letter on your jersey, it's about being in a better position to get a win or print out a good issue that makes people talk," he says. "I don't think you need any type of title, I think it's about having a grip on something to help other people succeed."

That's advice a lot of us could use. Congratulations Max McHale, the News10NBC Scholar Athlete of the Week, presented by Nixon Peabody and the Ide Family of Dealerships.


Rich Donnelly

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