A three-sport athlete at Sanford High School, Justin Young participated in football, basketball, and baseball during his four-year career. He earned five varsity letters in his four years, and was captain of both his football and baseball squads during his senior year.
Recognized for his class and sportsmanship on the playing field and ability to lead by example, Justin was, according to his coach, "the inspirational leader of his team." As a result of his leadership skills and prowess on the gridiron, he was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Redskin football team and also earned the Don Wallace Award in 2007. An excellent scholar, he was named to the SMAA All-Academic Team in football, basketball, and baseball.
Justin has been very active in his school in other areas as well. He has been a representative on the Sanford High School Student Council and has been the chairman of a peer helper group. Justin is a member of the Sanford chapter of the National Honor Society, and has been active in the YMCA Youth Leadership program. He has earned a career average of 92.811 in a highly challenging curriculum and ranks 23rd in his class of 300 students.
Justin plans to continue his education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in the fall. There he plans to major in business administration and hopes to participate in collegiate baseball. Justin is the son of Allan and Susan Young of Sanford.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 712-1748
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.