Featured Athlete: Jack Clutter

Grade: 10 | Sport: Soccer


Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

Wingspan: When did you start soccer?

Clutter: “I started playing soccer when I was around 7 or 8 years old.”

Wingspan: Who encouraged you to start playing?

Clutter: “My parents encouraged me to play this sport as I am the only one in the family that plays soccer.”

Wingspan: What is the hardest part about soccer?

Clutter: “The hardest part about soccer is to be mentally strong and well conditioned as you have to continuously run and push yourself throughout the game.”

Wingspan: What’s your favorite part about playing?

Clutter: “My favorite part about playing is celebrating after a win or even scoring a goal.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest role model?

Clutter: “My biggest role model is my parents as if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today.”

Wingspan: What is one thing people think about soccer that isn’t actually true?

Clutter: “Many people believe soccer is a basic and easy sport, but there are many things you have to be good at to play soccer such as your touch and being able to control the ball.”

Wingspan: Do you have a pre game routine?

Clutter: “My pre game routine is to just listen to music while stretching and doing track warm ups.”

Wingspan: What or who motivates you?

Clutter: “My coach motivates me during games because I always want to perform my best around my coaches. They are the ones who dictate whether I am starting or not, so it is always good to play amazing for them.”