Vandegrift High School senior Cole Sherwood is putt-ing his best foot forward as our Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week!

Cole is a four year, senior letterman on the Viper golf team. A unanimous vote for team captain this year, Cole was selected as co-MVP his junior year and MVP his senior year.  Cole has turned himself into one of the top players in the state (no. 3) and country (no. 43). He set three new school records during his time at VHS, including career-scoring average, career rounds of par or better, and single season scoring average. Cole also volunteers with the Young Men’s Service League. The non-profit encourages mother-son philanthropic opportunities.

“Cole has been a leader on the team for multiple years.  His work ethic in the classroom and on the course has been an example for teammates to follow,” Viper head golf coach, Matt Wernecke said. “He is one of the rare talents that makes you stop whatever you’re doing just so you can watch him hit a shot. More importantly, he has left a mark on the boy’s golf program and helped set a high standard for future golf team members to reach for.” 

Cole’s fellow students recently voted him this year’s Second to None Award winner, which is the highest award a student-athlete can receive at Vandegrift High School. Students selected display the same character, honor, and commitment as the high school’s namesake. Matthew Vandegrift graduated from Leander High School in 1999 and sacrificed his life as a marine during the war in Iraq.

Skills and smarts combined, Cole will attend Vanderbilt in the fall to play golf.  

Congratulations to Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week Cole Sherwood who will go down as one of the top athletes to ever come through the golf program at Vandegrift!