This Maryland high school player profiles series is presented by the U.S. Army.
By Alex Peters, CountySportsZone.com
Will Coletti, a two-sport standout who recently graduated from Linganore High School, was nominated for the Maryland high school player profiles series by Rick Conner, who coached Coletti for the past three years on the varsity football team.
Coletti will attend the United States Military Academy West Point in the fall. He’ll play lacrosse for the Black Knights.
“He’s a rare kid in that he is a multi-sport star,” Conner said. “He takes a rigorous academic schedule and already trains like a college athlete. I nominated Will because as talented as he is and as intelligent as he is, he’s one of the toughest kids I have coached.
“To me, toughness, the willingness not to give in, the courage to accept challenges are what I admire most of my players. Will is that guy. He’s tough as nails and stands up for what is right — what more could you ask for from a 17-year-old? Great things await this kid, be sure of that.”
The Lancers’ football team has played in three straight MPSSAA Class 3A championship games, winning it all in 2017.
“It’s no accident that Will played prime roles in all three appearances,” Conner said. “He’s been our punt returner the last three years and our full-time free safety the last two seasons — leading our team in interceptions — and also started at wide receiver his senior year. That’s a lot of football.”