American Football in Finland has named former St Johnsbury Academy standouts Carlos Carrasco ’15 and Lamin Latikka “19 as back-to-back Defensive Players of the Week.
It is always rewarding to see former players having success as they move on in all walks of life. As coaches, we trust the lessons we impart on our student-athletes last a lifetime and that they share what they learned with others throughout their life. The Cambridge dictionary defines the butterfly effect as a situation in which an action or change that does not seem important has a very large effect, especially in other places or around the world.
I like to think that the culture we have created and the lessons we have taught in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont are having an impact on the lives of people we will never meet almost 4,000 miles away by the examples set by our former players.
One additional note this week: You can view my recent discussion with WCAX News regarding Vermont’s upcoming football season here: WCAX Sports
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