The Nashua Catholic Male Athlete of the Year Award was awarded to 8th grader Ryan Stack. Ryan, the son of Tim and Stephanie was a three-sport athlete, who excelled in cross-country, basketball, and track and field at Nashua Catholic.
During the fall season Ryan was a key contributor for Wildcat the cross country team, and helped the team win first place overall at the NH Catholic School’s Invitational Meet. With a passion to continually improve, Ryan worked very hard to better his time in each of his races. His dedication to the training helped not only Ryan improve, but it worked to push and better his teammates as well.
In the winter months Ryan was named captain of the basketball team, and helped lead the Wildcats to the NH Catholic Schools CYO Basketball Championship. Rotating between playing the point guard position and shooting guard, Ryan was a key asset to the boys team. Int he early portion of the season, Ryan made an overtime 3-pointer against a talented Timberlane team to give NC their first win of the season. At the New England Regional CYO Tournament, Ryan took the court while still wearing a soft-cast on his hand. With dedication to the game and his team, it was no question as to why he was one of the captains for coach Paul Williams.
On the track in the spring, Ryan consistently ran well in the 100m hurdles. Never doing the hurdles before, Ryan took a liking to the event during one of the first practices of the year. With incredible athleticism, it was no trouble for Ryan to run and jump into success. With improvements at each meet, Ryan showed what hard work can do, and the results that can be earned when you set your mind to one of your goals.
Stack will look to improve on his skills in each of his sports over the summer through his own workouts and AAU basketball, before entering Bishop Guertin High School in the fall.