Malcolm Bussey ’18, of Nova Scotia, Canada, was a standout varsity player in football, hockey, and lacrosse while he was at Cardigan. After graduating from Cardigan in 2018, he matriculated to St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, where he has helped the Big Red varsity football team to back-to-back undefeated seasons and NEPSAC Bowl Championships.
Playing running back, Malcolm ran for 1,436 yards and 22 touchdowns on 123 carries this past season and was named to the All New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) for the second time. In early December, he was also named the 2019-20 Gatorade New Hampshire Football Player of the Year. The award recognizes “the nation’s most elite high school athletes for not only athletic excellence, but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.”
“Malcolm was one of the hardest working student-athletes we have had the pleasure of working with on and off the field,” said Cardigan Athletic Director Ryan Frost. “He was a standout for the School and student body in his work ethic, dedication, and leadership on the field, in the classroom, and all over campus. He was a true brother to everyone he came in contact with and always pushed himself and helped others in everything he did.”
Malcolm is one of 51 contenders from across the country under consideration for Gatorade National Football Player of the Year. Past winners of National Player of the Year honors across all sports include Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Derek Jeter. Malcolm is also a member of the St. Paul’s varsity hockey team.