Knoch’s Jake Herrit wins award from MaxPreps, Marine Corps

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 2:09 PM

Knoch senior Jake Herrit stars in a pair of sports for the Knights. That, plus volunteer work, helped him win a national award.

Herrit was named the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Male Athlete of the Month and will receive his award at an assembly Monday afternoon at Knoch. Steelers quarterback Landry Jones and a U.S. Marine Corps representative will be on hand to present the award to Herrit.

A Gannon football and baseball recruit, Herrit started at quarterback for Knoch and plays several different positions for the baseball team, which last week won the Section 1-4A title for the second consecutive season. He played for the Knights' WPIAL and PIAA championship baseball team as a freshman in 2015.

He also volunteers for PARC Pennsylvania, which helps children with Down syndrome.

The Semper Fidelis award, presented by MaxPreps and the U.S. Marine Corps, is in its second year, with one male and one female receiving it each month from September to June. It goes to athletes who “display ideals that the Marines stand for like bravery, dedication, perseverance, personal sacrifice for others and being a positive influence in one's community,” according to a press release.

Doug Gulasy is a Tribune-Review staff writer.


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