Alex Minton nominated for The Almanac’s Male Athlete of the Year

Russell Finelsen, Assistant Editor, Chief Sports Editor, Assistant Column Editor

The Almanac released their list of nominations for the Male Athlete of the Year on April 28. And, one of BP’s own got nominated for this award.

Senior Alex Minton, a football and track star, got nominated for The Almanac’s Male Athlete of the Year award. He got nominated after his stellar football season, great track season, and school activities.

On the football team, Minton starred on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. For the regular season, he led the team with 1,237 yards on only 227 attempts. This accounts for 5.5 yards per carry. He also scored 12 touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, he was second on the team with 18 receptions and 234 yards, a 13 yard per catch average. He caught an additional touchdown pass in the season.

He was also one of the best linebackers on the team. He got one interception during the season, which made him second on the team in that category.

As a football star, he led Section AAAA in rushing. In addition, he was selected as an All-Conference player and was one of The Almanac’s Premier Pigskin Performers. Furthermore, he was selected to play in the Pennsylvania East/West All-Star football game on May 3.

“Alex was the hardest worker on the team and performed like it,” Jeff Metheny said to The Almanac. “Not only is he our hardest working kid, he’s one of our finest persons on the team. He is always there for you.”

He’s a confident, poised young man. A great student, too,” Metheny said to The Almanac. “He set the bar high for everybody around him.”

He also did well in track. As a sprinter, he had times of 11.3 in the 100 meter race and 23.4 in the 200 dash race. Minton also helped the Black Hawks qualify in the WPIAL and PIAA championships for the relay events.

Outside of sports, he has a 4.0-plus GPA while being an honor roll student. He is also vice president of the Principal Advisory Council, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of PACS Pals.

Next year, Minton will play football at Drake University, where he will seek a career in medicine in order to become a doctor.

Other candidates for the Male Athlete of the Year award include South Fayette football and basketball player Brett Brumbaugh; Upper St. Clair swimmer Ryan Dudzinski; Chartiers-Houston senior football, basketball, and baseball player Alec Ferrari; Mt. Lebanon football and basketball player Matt Hoffman; Peters Township baseball and wrestler Phil Mary; Chartiers Valley basketball player Matt McConnell; Keystone Oaks football, volleyball, and basketball player Kobe Phillippi; Mt. Lebanon wrestler Kellan Stout; and South Fayette wrestler, football player, and baseball player Jared Walker.

Congratulations to Minton on this nomination.