Beginning Sunday, I will be running a daily Senior Spotlight about our 8 seniors. Each day will highlight a senior and some of the accomplishments he has made throughout his high school career. The highlights will be run on the website with graphics also posted on Twitter and the Instagram account.
Today’s Senior Spotlight is Quenton Cross:
Quenton rejoins the Clipper baseball squad in 2020 after taking a year off as a junior to run track. This season he has decided to do both. Quenton is a very versatile baseball player as he is able to play both corner outfield positions, both corner infield positions and is a catcher. At the plate Quenton provides a power bat.
Quenton has also been a key contributor to both the football and basketball teams throughout his time at Columbiana. On the football field Quenton was a three year letter winner playing a number of different positions. This past season he moved to center and was one of the top centers in the area until his season was cut short due to injury. As a basketball player Quenton was a big man off the bench who was stout on defense due to his strength while providing an energy boost both on and off the court. His contributions helped lead the Clippers to an EOAC title in football in 2018 and a basketball title this past season.
Quenton is part of a large family with 5 brothers and 3 sisters. In school, Quenton has been very successful in all his subjects but his favorite subject is math. Quenton is a creative student who lifts the morale of any class that he is in. After high school Quenton plans to pursue a degree at Youngstown State University.
What Coach Wolf says:
“I am very excited to get Quenton back this season. Q brings positivity with him wherever he goes. He is a very hard worker and is incredibly helpful and reliable. He is usually the first one at the facility willing to do anything to help get the field ready to go. Quenton suffered a season ending injury halfway through his football season, but even after the setback he continued to lead. He still was early to practice and did whatever he could to help the players and coaches every day. He was as much a part of the team at the end of the season as he was at the beginning despite not being able to contribute on the field. Q’s positive outlook on life and his ability to handle adversity gives me great confidence that he will be very successful at YSU and into the future.”
You can also check out previous senior spotlights here:
Sunday April 19th: Hunter Zentner