It’s been quite a senior year for Max Thompson of Glen Ridge High, and last week he received a prestigious honor by being named a recipient of the Investors Bank Best Teammate Award.
Thompson received the accolade at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. The late Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame Yankees catcher, who won 10 World Series rings and three American League MVP awards, was a big proponent of the value of good teammates. For the fifth straight year, the award was presented to student-athletes from the Super Essex Conference (SEC).
Thompson, a captain of the Glen Ridge High basketball and baseball teams, was recognized for his leadership.