After winning a state title with the Christ Presbyterian Academy football team and making the state tournament with the basketball team, CPA’s versatile Bryce McCormick is our 2019 Male Athlete of the Year for the school.
McCormick had two touchdowns in the team’s D-II A state title game, and played an integral role to help CPA get to the state tournament in basketball.
“I knew he had a special giftedness and being able to handle the ball, but even bigger than that, his intangibles, what it means to be a leader,” CPA boys head basketball coach Drew Maddux said in a feature on McCormick. “And naturally by the position of being a point guard spot sometimes I’ll take lesser of a skill set for a guy that can lead our team because just visually he’s always in front of the pack and so I want to instill confidence on every single possession.
“And so there’s no better guy for our team to be looking to them to Bryce McCormick.”
He’ll be continuing his football career with the Furman Paladins this fall, the alma matter of his football coach, Ingle Martin.
“Bryce is the type of leader who truly puts the team above self,” Martin said in the feature. “He has always made those around him better, whether it be is work ethic by example or his words used to encourage the group.
“Bryce always thought about the team.”
Photo by Whitney Jarreld.