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SOL SHSHL Player of the Week
This recognition is sponsored by Bergey’s Buick GMC. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches, and the recipient must be a positive presence on the ice and a credit to the game. Consideration also is given to the student-athlete’s standing in the school and community.
John Sciarrone is an assistant captain of Plymouth Whitemarsh. A four-year veteran of the program, the senior wing has five goals and nine assists for a Colonial squad that is off to a 7-1 start. In the Colonials’ recent 6-5 win over Wissahickon in a rivalry game, Sciarrone contributed two goals and an assist. On his own, he initiated and is organizing a fundraiser for cancer research at an upcoming PW game. An excellent student, Sciarrone is a member of the National Honor Society and boasts a weighted GPA of 4.1. He plans to major in business at Saint Joseph’s, Temple or Penn State.
Note from the coach:
“John is always willing to help out his teammates and underclassmen as well, whether it’s a ride to the rink or sharing some advice,” coach Josh Aiello said. “He’s also someone who sees the big picture about the greater good of the club. He actually came up with the idea to raise money for cancer, and he’s the one running with it and has some other people helping him and the coaches supporting him. He sees the big picture of life beyond what goes on on the ice and how the club and organization can contribute to the community and society in a way other than just playing hockey.
“John is willing to put the team above himself. He’s willing to show up and work hard. We do summer workouts in August, and he’s one of the guys, like many others, who are there. Unless something crazy is going on, he’s not a guy who’s missing practices or games. As far as coachability, he’s the type of player you can give feedback to, and if you ask him to do something, he’ll do it. He’s not the only one. We have a lot of guys that are like that. John leads by example – doing things the right way, showing up on time, showing up ready to work, willing to help out his teammates. Overall, he’s focused on the big picture and just looking for success as a team on the ice and off the ice.”
Best memory playing high school hockey: Scoring four goals in a game as a sophomore.
Part of the game I enjoy most: The life skills I’ve gained from being on a team.
How did you get involved in hockey? Watched the Flyers growing up, finally convinced my parents to let me play.
My role model is: My Grandfather.
Music on iPod: Today’s country.
Favorite food: Italian.
Favorite class: English.
Future plans: Obtain a degree in business at either Saint Joseph’s Temple or Penn State.
Four people I’d invite to a dinner party: John F. Kennedy, Wayne Gretzky, Warren Buffett, Robin Williams