Kentwood High School’s Austin Dickinson, soccer, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for March 15.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: Wood working with Mr. Prince — using my brain and skills I’ve learned to create any type of furniture.
Q: What other activities do you participate in?
A: I have my own landscaping business — email me at email@example.com for more information.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: My dad, Tim, has never gone easy on me and has always had high expectations for me. I am thankful for all he has taught me.
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?
A: Pre-game: I listen to “Gonna fly now” (Rocky theme song) to get pumped up. Post-game: I have a protein shake and bar.
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: Any TobyMac song — Love Broke Thru
From the Sideline
“Austin Dickinson is the boys soccer team captain. He has worked his tail off from freshman year and now will be one of our captains for the 2019 season. Austin is also a part of JROTC and is a great person. He is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. He never gives up and is a positive influence to the entire game of soccer. His teammates love him, respect and look for his leadership on the field. He was a very shy kid when he started, always had high effort, not necessarily the most athletic on the field. He continued to work on his craft and because of his work ethic he will be the starting CB for Kentwood this season.”