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The Herald Spothlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Will Cochran

Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy’s Will Cochran

Will Cochran, a senior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has contributed on a lot of fronts. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Cochran is a versatile player.

“He is our glue guy,” SSA coach David Vadnais said. “He plays four positions and never takes a play off. He is a more than capable scorer when we look to him. He is also an excellent defender who is always on the other team’s best player.”

Cochran has not made a college decision but hopes to major in business. “Unfortunately, my basketball career is not going to continue in college.”

Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

If you could go somewhere you’ve never been, where would you go?


Who is your favorite NBA player?

Kristaps Porzingis.

In a game, would you rather make a highlight-reel dunk, hit a buzzer -beater or make a sweet pass?

A highlight-reel dunk, for sure.

What TV show makes you want to change the channel?

“Highly Questionable” on ESPN.

What movie could you watch over and over?

Any of the first 3 Transformers movies.

What is your favorite vacation destination ?

Either Kiawah Island, South Carolina or New York City.

Is there a food you refuse to eat?


Who makes the best pizza in the area?


Who would be your dream date?

Gal Gadot or Blake Lively.

Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

Antonio Brown.

What would make up your favorite all-time meal?

Lobster mac and cheese and a strip steak.

What is your favorite TV show?

“The Office.”

What junk food do you have a weakness for?

Angel food cake.

People would be surprised to know that you …

Have hit a hole-in-one before.

Marty Stewart is a freelance writer.