Petey Maxwell

Petey Maxwell
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • High School: Windsor in Colorado, class of 2016

OCC’s championship lacrosse tradition brought Petey Maxwell all the way from Colorado to Central New York. During his time on campus he’s taken full advantage of everything the college has to offer.

Maxwell was the student speaker at Convocation.

Maxwell graduated from high school in 2016 with the goal of playing college lacrosse. “I sent Coach Wilbur a video, he invited me out for a visit and I decided to come here. OCC has a strong reputation nationally with all of its championships.”

Maxwell started in the Mathematics & Science major with an emphasis on Biology. His outstanding coursework led to his induction into the college’s chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Despite his strong performance, something wasn’t right. “Last fall I was trying to figure out what I would be doing this fall. I decided to switch majors to Exercise Science. It meant I would be staying here another year.”

The switch in majors led Maxwell to decide to sit out a year of lacrosse, meaning he will use his sophomore year of eligibility this coming spring. Maxwell has taken advantage of his third year on campus and become involved as an officer in the Student Association. “It’s been a good leadership experience for me. I’ve been pushing myself to do things people aren’t asking me to do.”

Maxwell will earn his degree next May and he’s hoping to be a part of the Lazers 12th national championship before continuing his lacrosse career elsewhere. “OCC was the right choice for me. I’ll be able to play a higher level of lacrosse coming from here than I would have had I gone to a four-year college right out of high school.”

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