Loudoun County, Va. – In an effort to better recognize student-athletes who positively affect high school sports in Loudoun County, Power Train and LoCoSports have teamed up to announce Dominion High School junior Sam Shelton as the Power Train and LoCoSports Athlete of the Month for December 2018.
In the month of December, Shelton helped the Titans go 5-4 but more importantly, got Dominion on a late roll, going 4-1 in their last five games.
“Sam has stepped into a leadership role this season both on and off the court,” Dominion head coach Anthony Eifler said. “He’s learning to be more vocal and always sets a positive example for his teammates.”
Two of those late December wins came against Dulles District rivals at the buzzer. On December 17, Shelton capped his 19-point, 5-assist game with a floater at the buzzer to secure the win for the Titans over Heritage.
“Sam is naturally very gifted, but what’s helped him take it to the next level is his work ethic,” Eifler said. “He worked extremely hard in the offseason, and that’s transferred over to our season. He’ll come in and get extra reps before school and is constantly looking to improve.”
The Power Train and LoCoSports Athlete of the Month is selected from nominations based on student-athletes having great success, hustle, work ethic, attitude and heart.
Power Train invites all athletes and teammates of the month to either of their Loudoun locations for a free month of training.