Carter Cole ‘21 brings an impressive sports record to the table, winning not only a lacrosse state championship during his freshman year, but also a football state championship during 2019-2020 as a wide receiver.
“My favorite experience at North Cross has been winning the state championship in lacrosse freshman year,” Cole said during an email interview, “Hard practices with the boys led to this achievement.”
One of Cole’s teammates in the 2019-2020 varsity football team, Ian Cann ‘23, a fellow wide receiver and a cornerback, sees in Cole an exemplary member that fuels the team’s motivation when asked about his opinion on Cole as an athlete
“Cater Cole was a big part of this year's football team.” Cann said, “He wasn't the leader that told you that you need to do this but he was the type to lead the team by example. He pushed everyone to practice harder and compete to be the best player they could be.”
Cole’s football coach, Stephen Alexander, shares much of Cann’s sentiment on Cole as a great motivator for the team.
“I am very appreciative of Carter's contributions to the football program the past two seasons.” Alexander said, “Even though the program was quite successful in 2019 and 2020, we were struggling with a small roster size. So, Carter joining the team in 2019 was a big boost for us. Not only did he find a starting role as a wide receiver as a junior, he also emerged as a very quality punter. Additionally, Carter is a very well-liked and respected young man amongst his teammates.”
Besides having an impressive record in sports, Cole also has a sense of artistry, with his favorite subject being graphics design, taught by Sarah Sledd.
“She sparked my interest in graphic design and taught me everything I know on the computer.”
One of Cole’s works, featured on the 2019-2020 NCS gallery art show, is called “Dreamville Sorry!”. It is an aesthetic redesign of the board game “Sorry!”, with American record label Dreamville Records, founded by hip hop artist J. Cole, as its main feature.
“My game was a redesigned “Sorry!” game,” Cole said. “ I decided to include various artists from the record label as each team on the board and to incorporate color schemes from an album that had dropped closer to the time.”
Cole enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family and generally being an active person. He also enjoys indulging himself in art and lacrosse.
With all the experience that Cole has gathered as a senior, he advises the newer generations of North Cross to get involved and to use the resources given by North Cross and from their own to do the best they can in highschool.
“I would recommend for new students to get involved and to use your resources to your advantage.” Cole said.