Male Athlete of the Week: Hudkins sets standard at BC

Name: Jackson Hudkins

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Soccer

Athlete of the week achievement: Hudkins became the program’s all-time leading goal scorer — he now has 64. He had two unassisted goals in a 4-2 win over United, had two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 victory over Ligonier Valley and scored one goal in a 3-0 win over Forest Hills.

Season update: Hudkins has 21 goals and five assists for the 10-6 Huskies, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the District 6 Class 1A rankings.

Coach Dave Paronish’s quote: “Jackson is one of the highest caliber athletes I’ve ever seen at the high school level. Combine that with his level head, incredible attitude and intense work ethic, and you get a top tier athlete.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Beyer

Favorite subject: Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Nacho Libre”

Favorite food: Sheetz turkey pretzel melt

Favorite song: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

Outside interests: Playing guitar and piano, watching soccer

Favorite professional team: Borussia Dortmund (BVB)

Favorite college team: Saint Francis men’s soccer

Pro athlete most admired: Ronaldinho (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira)

Best athlete I ever competed against: Westmont Hilltop’s Jacob Adams

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My parents and grandparents because they’ve supported me since I started soccer.”

Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking the high school goal record in my junior year

How I got my start in soccer: “My parents put me in AYSO when I was 4.”

Future goal: Reach 100 goals in my high school career and continue to develop my game


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