Multiple Teams · February Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to a couple of Mead High School’s finest student athletes for the Month of February, Daniel Cloke(SR) and Anna Maher(JR). Both students have showed their teachers, their coaches, and their friends and families what it means to sacrifice for the betterment of others. Both Daniel and Anna were valuable members of the Maverick basketball teams this past winter and both helped their respective teams to great seasons.


Daniel is a senior forward on the Maverick’s hoops team that made it to the Great 8 for the second straight year. Having lettered the past couple of years, getting to compete in the Weld County All-Star game, and being named All-Conference Honorable Mention are just a couple of the things Daniel has given to Mead Basketball. In the classroom Daniel has had even more success. Daniel is currently ranked in the top 15 of his class and sports a GPA over 4.1 with a myriad of challenging courses across his transcript.

Coach Reese had the following to say about Daniel, “Daniel is an excellent teammate, extremely smart and coachable young man. Daniel lead us in rebounding and assists this past year, showing how committed he was to helping the team, not just himself. Add to that outstanding work in the classroom and his very high GPA and Daniel is a perfect example of what it means to be a Maverick.”

When asked why it was important to be successful in school and athletics Daniel stated that “It is important to me to be successful in academics and athletics because it is important to be well-rounded, and I believe that both academics and athletics teach important lessons for later on in life.” As Daniel attends Azuza Pacific starting next year, hopefully we have helped to prepare him for life after Mead.

I also asked him what motivated him while a student and athlete at Mead, “I am motivated to be successful at Mead High School because there are benefits that come along with success such as college scholarships that are helpful after high school.
Anna Maher, a junior at Mead had an outstanding season for the Lady Mavericks basketball team, helping guide them to a home play-off game and a winning record. Anna was named All-Conference Honorable Mention this past year and grew into a leader quickly. In the classroom Anna has been just as efficient. Anna currently has a GPA over 3.9 as her coursework is loaded with AP and honors level classes. Her leadership in and out of the classroom has made Mead a better place for her all.

Coach Rathbun had this to say about Anna, “Anna is a very smart leader and uses her intelligence to take control on the floor and the game.  Anna is like a second coach on the floor and is very insightful, showing an ability to make good game decisions which helped us win a lot of games this year.” Those attributes are seen everyday by the staff at Mead as well.

When asked about being successful at Mead Anna said, “It is important to me to be successful in academics and athletics because it teaches good leadership and builds for a good future where I can take the people skills and leadership that I learn into the rest of my life.

And when discussing her motivations it was quite clear that Anna has not intention of stopping after Mead High, “My motivations are wanting to be successful and build for college where I also hope to play sports and earn a degree.”
Congrats to both of you and thank you both for being Mead Mavericks!!!