Athletes of the Week Feb. 19

February 19, 2021
Caden Collins

Sussex Central all-state center Caden Collins has signed to play football for the Salisbury University Seagulls. Collins was also a 285-pound wrestler for the Golden Knights until a thumb injury ended his career. He also played baseball when he was younger. “He was to be a center his sophomore year. He won the job and never gave it back,” said his line coach Mark Booth. “Against the bigger teams like Salesianum, we also played him at defensive tackle. Caden has all the attributes from quickness, protecting the gaps and getting after linebackers to handling a nose tackle playing on his head. A tough kid and a nice kid.” Salisbury was 11-1 the last season played in 2019, losing to Muhlenberg in the NCAA quarterfinals 24-8. 

Gabriel Gumas

A Caesar Rodney senior hurdler and sprinter who has yet to make a name for himself, because you would remember Gabriel Gumas. At the Feb. 16 meet at Cape, he won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.4 seconds and looked good doing it, using great form and technique going over the hurdles. He came back to grab second in the 200 meters in 25.9. “I’ve basically been injured for most of my high school track career,” Gabriel said. “If there is a state meet for winter track in early March, I’d like to make the finals in the hurdles and finish in the money.” Gabriel has applied to the University of Delaware and Delaware State, and said he is leaning toward Delaware State so he can keep running track. His younger sister Lily is a freshman on the CR girls’ team.

Montana Jones

Montana is part of a talented freshman class of female athletes at Cape. She is strong, fast, tough and a quick learner. And she can roll. In the home dual meet versus Caesar Rodney Feb. 16, Montana won the 55-meter dash in 8.1, then followed that up with a win in the 200 meters in 31.1. Montana also placed fourth in the long jump at 13-feet-6-inches. She is also an accomplished lacrosse player. Last summer, she made the Under Armour All-American age-group team, and the best news is she plays defense and will have a chance to clear the ball with her legs much like Taylor Gooch, who went on to play at Division I Temple University. Montana may also end up on a midfield line because of her up-and-down speed. 

Andrew Wolak

Just a sophomore, this promising lacrosse player has been a runner since arriving at Cape his freshman year. Andrew was on Cape’s varsity cross country team that won the Division I state championship in the fall with a dramatic victory over Salesianum. In the dual meet versus Caesar Rodney Feb. 16, Wolak won the 400 meters in 54.4 seconds. Lacrosse coach Mark D’Ambrogi was at the meet watching his freshman daughter Lindsey compete. “Wolak is a defensive player on the deepest defense we’ve had in awhile,” D’Ambrogi said. “We have seven guys who can play. Andrew will be a defensive middie. Just can’t wait to get started with this crew and see what we can do.” Andrew’s sister Jackie is a sophomore attacker at the University of Notre Dame.


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