Letter to the Editor

Unselfish athlete is a role model

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Dear Editor:

The Cassville High School soccer team has just completed a history-making year for the Cassville High School athletic department.

I have had the privilege of watching several of these young men grow up and grow close to each other. But one of these boys has accomplished more than most people will ever know; because that is the way he wants it.

He has worked hard for many long and tireless hours and has received honors that money could not buy, but he has taken away from himself to see that his teammates could get recognized.

Before himself, he wanted to see his teammates' score the points and make the good plays. He was always one of the first to get to a fellow player to tell them "it will be alright," if they had made an error that would affect the team.

He will not take a personal compliment. If he is told he played a good game, he will immediately give someone else or the team as a whole the credit.

God has blessed him with many more talents than playing soccer and one of them is "seeing that others benefit from his success."

Nick Schlichtman is a first class most valuable player, all- stater, all-region, all-district, all-Ozark and district most valuable player, and, in my eyes, a number one role model for young and old alike.

Thanks, Nick!

Jina Brown

Cassville, Missouri