ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 26, 2011) Out of the 160 student athletes nominated by their respective coaches, Asheville School seniors Malik Risher (Brooklyn, NY) and Anthony Cammarata (Asheville, NC) were two of the 33 football players selected from North Carolina to play in the Oasis Shriners All-Star Classic.
Asheville School’s head football coach Roger Harris, who has coached for 23 years, said he has been very fortunate to coach a team as hardworking and dedicated as the Blues.
Malik Risher has been featured on the Asheville Citizen-Times as “Player of the Week” this season for his game play against Cannon School.
“It’s not often you get athletes with this level of talent. I’ve coached three other athletes like Malik, and they all ended up in the NFL,” said Harris. “He is just incredible – at running, and at blocking. He is a special kid on and off the field.”
Harris said he nominated Anthony Cammerata because of his outstanding work ethic and future goals.
“He’s got a chance to play somewhere next year. Colleges have shown interest in him,” said Harris. “He’s one of the best linemen in the state.”
Coach Harris also notes that this will be an interesting game, as our athletes will play on the same team as two students from Asheville School’s rival: Christ School.
The NCISAA Shrine Bowl game will be on Nov. 25 at Charlotte Country Day.
About Asheville School:
A nationally acclaimed co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school, Asheville School enrolls approximately 275 students from across the country and overseas. Recent graduates are attending Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Caltech, UCLA, UNC-Chapel Hill, Davidson, NC State, University of Virginia, Emory, Duke, and Wake Forest, among others.