Shank Sinks 1,000

By Ken Harkenrider
Director of Athletics

A milestone moment took place on February 23, 2021 in the Canterbury High School gym as senior Will Shank became the fourth boy in school history to reach 1,000 career points in basketball.

A 4-year member of the team, Shank has worked tirelessly throughout his high school years to maximize his basketball skills and has been a crucial part of the boys’ team. Joining Juan Calderon (1991), Brandon Holler (1995) and Trent VanHorn (2013) to achieve this mark, Shank joins this exclusive list of Cavaliers as a basketball great.

It was a fantastic evening overall, with students in the crowd for the first time that season (due to COVID-19 protocols in place), and the pre-game senior recognitions setting the stage for the fun. Shank’s parents, Dr. John and Cristy Shank were on hand to share in the excitement, sharing an emotional embrace immediately after the 1000th point was counted. The capping result was a victory for the Cavs as they knocked off the visiting Lakeland Christian Warriors.

Shank has been an integral part of the Cavalier squad over the past four years, helping the team to achieve a Sectional Championship in the 2017-18 season as well as two consecutive Sectional Finals appearances in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.

“He is an extremely talented player, but instead of resting on his talents, he consistently works his tail off,” Boys’ Basketball Coach Rob Westfall says. “His efforts and the way he conducts himself have earned him the respect of his peers and the younger students around the halls of Canterbury. I’m just grateful to have had the chance to serve as one of Will’s coaches.”

We congratulate Will and his teammates, and wish him all the best as he looks to continue his playing career in his days after graduation!