The High School Athletic Department recently added a banner to our gymnasium. The banner will honor athletes beginning in the 2015-16 school year who have played three seasons for all four years while a student at Montville Township High School and earned a varsity letter in all three seasons as a senior athlete. Full-time track athletes must be a scoring athlete in all three seasons as a senior. Students who have competed for three seasons for three years will receive a “Triple Threat” T-shirt encouraging them to continue their commitment to three sports in their senior year.
Although we live in a culture of the specialized athlete, research indicates that multiple sports build better athletes. College coaches continue to tell us that they prefer to recruit athletes who were multiple sport athletes while in high school. We have also observed that the best high school athletic programs have many multiple sport athletes.
We also recognize that being a three-season athlete requires tremendous effort, determination, and commitment and want to recognize and honor those athletes with our new banner.