Cincinnatus’ Cason Stafford reaches 100 goals & 100 assists milestones in the same month

Cincinnatus Senior Cason Stafford reached 100 assists & 100 goals in the same month. (Photo taken earlier in the season/The Cortland Voice).

Cincinnatus senior Cason Stafford got his 100th career assist in the 6-0 win against Stockbridge Valley on Monday (October 11th). He also reached the 100 goals milestone at the beginning of the month against Marathon. 

“It feels incredible to reach both of these accomplishments,” said Stafford. “There are only 2 other people recorded in the State record book to ever hit 100 assists, and I take pride in my ability to distribute the ball and get younger players opportunities to score goals. While being able to distribute the ball, I also take pride in my finishing abilities on the field because it is harder than it looks when you are in the game. I couldn’t have done any of it without my teammates, coaches, or my family. I am the first male in my school to hit both of these marks and while that feels amazing, I still have a couple more individual and team goals I would like to accomplish before I am done.”

Stafford describes himself as a hardworking and relentless player that works his hardest to get his teammates goals, and put on a show for the fans. 

When asked how the team has helped him become the player he is today, Stafford responded by saying that he and his teammates push each other everyday in practice to be the best they can be.

“A special thanks to my coaches for pushing me to be the player I am now, my older brother Caden and my close friend, Scott for always training with me,” Stafford added.

With only two games left in the regular season, the Lions hold a 13-0 overall record. 

The team’s goal is to “stay undefeated”, according to Stafford. 

“Winning Sectionals and Regionals are two goals that would come along with this, but in the end our biggest goal is winning states, which would be the first ever state title for our school,” he stated