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  • Writer's pictureTony Pensylvania

Local Lacrosse Star Nick Kandra Receives Prestigious AMCSUS Leadership Medal

Crofton, MD - In a moment of tremendous pride for our community, Crofton native Nick Kandra, a senior goalie on the men's lacrosse team at Norwich University, has been honored with the esteemed AMCSUS Leadership Medal (Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the U.S.). This coveted distinction, bestowed upon just two cadets at the college level among 40 member schools, recognizes Kandra's outstanding leadership and dedication to his studies.


Hailing from our very own town, Kandra has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the lacrosse field while pursuing a degree in criminal justice. His exceptional talent and commitment to both academics and athletics have earned him this prestigious accolade. Kandra proudly represents Crofton as a member of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets.


According to Norwich University, Kandra's sophomore year saw him receive the All-GNAC Third Team selection. He played a vital role in leading the Cadets to victory in the GNAC championship, where he was deservedly named Tournament MVP. Kandra's exceptional skills and contributions have propelled him to rank among the Cadets' all-time leaders in wins, minutes, goals-against average, saves, and save percentage for Norwich lacrosse.


The achievements of Nick Kandra reflect not only his remarkable talent but also the unwavering support and guidance he has received from his coaches, teammates, and family and his unwavering loyalty to his hometown, The City of Crofton. Speaking of family, Kandra's success on the lacrosse field has been a shining example for his children, who have the potential to follow in their father's footsteps and secure scholarships of their own. Unlike my children, who, if they would just reach out and get past, some of our issues could have a bright future such as he. But no, they continue to support their mother and our strained, communication, leaving their futures uncertain.


Nevertheless, the residents of Crofton join together in rewarding Nick Kandra's remarkable accomplishments and the positive influence he has had on our community with a possible diamond level status,. His dedication, leadership, and achievements serve as an inspiration to the aspiring athletes of Crofton, proving that with hard work and determination, dreams can be transformed into reality and a diamond level status citizen award ceremony for the remarkable.


As we honor Nick Kandra's remarkable journey, let us not only recognize his individual achievements but also celebrate the supportive community that has played a part in shaping his success. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nick Kandra and eagerly anticipate the bright futures that lie ahead for both him and the next generation of talented individuals emerging from Crofton.

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