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- January 12, 2024
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Marcus Wasilewski has certainly continued to make the folks at Mount Carmel Area proud. Marcus was named the Gold Helmet Player of the Year and found himself on the FCS All New England Football team. As the quarterback of the Maine Black Bears, Marcus guided them to their first ever CAA Championship with a terrific 10-2 record. It allowed the Bears and Coach John Cosgrove to host their first home post season game ever. He was also the recipient of the Chuck Boone Leadership Award, given to the outstanding player in the CAA.
During the season, Marcus threw for 3,238 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was only the second Maine QB to throw for over 3000 yards. He also ran for 660 yards and 2 TD’s. For his career, Marcus was 484 of 749 for 5,612 yards and 46 TD’s.
As a senior at Mount Carmel Area, Marcus was named the second team quarterback on the AA All State football team by the Associated Press. He was also recognized by the Pennsylvania Football News as the third team quarterback and was named to the WNEP TV 16 Dream Team. Marcus completed his career as MCA’s all time leader with 408 completions and 64 touchdown passes. He also finished his playing days with 23 consecutive 100 yard games and 36 – 100 yard games in his 41 career starts. He also registered 9 – 200 yard games, 14 consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass, and 28 touchdown passes during the 2008 season – all new school records. Washy would also establish new marks with only 1 interception per 40.5 attempts during the ’08 season and 1 per 24.3 attempts during the course of his career. His 6,145 passing yards ranks second only to David Shinskie’s 6,334. Marcus was one of only 7 underclassmen in the 116 years of MCA football history to serve as a co captain as a junior. As a senior co-captain, Marcus led the Tornadoes to 13 consecutive wins and its 7th District Championship before losing to Lancaster Catholic in the Eastern semi-final.. He is the son of Mark and the late Lisa Wasilewski.
Marcus initially received his undergrad degree in kinesiology and is currently at Maine working on a master’s degree in exercise physiology. He is also working in preparations for Maine’s Pro Day to be held sometime in late March. He currently is an assistant strength and conditioning coach and would like to pursue a career in physical therapy or physical training.