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PCA-Cleveland Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors


Positive Coaching Alliance-Cleveland has announced the winners of its annual Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards. The five (5) winners, currently high school seniors, were selected from a pool of about 30 applicants, and represent a cross-section of student-athletes from Northeast Ohio that have made a significant impact on their teams, in their schools, and their communities through their contributions toward making themselves better (personal mastery), their teammates better (leadership), and their sport better (honoring the game). Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

2016 PCA-Cleveland Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Award Winners:

  • Maceo Adams, Benedictine High School
  • Mary Fuerst, North Olmsted High School
  • Jack Lee, Bay High School
  • Cassandra Pasadyn, Brunswick High School
  • Mya Ray, Norwalk High School

“We are thrilled to honor these five student-athletes,” states Marty Mordarski, Chapter Executive Director for PCA-Cleveland. “Their stories of overcoming adversity; their sacrifice and unselfishness; and the ways in which they’ve displayed respect for the rules, their opponents, officials, teammates, and themselves are incredibly inspiring.”

Individuals like Maceo, Mary, Jack, Cassandra, and Mya demonstrate the importance of high school and youth sports as a way for young people learn and practice critical skills that help them develop into better athletes, and even more importantly, into better people.

- PCA-Cleveland Chapter Executive Director, Marty Mordarski

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About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone™ culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.


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