Player of the Week: Brody Stofflet

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Brody Stofflet is a leader by example.

“Brody became a captain in his junior year because he always puts the team first by helping out wherever he can,” Lake Region varsity boys’ soccer Head Coach Don White said. “Brody is an outstanding teammate who is always supportive and does whatever he can to make the team better. He is just a really great kid and fun to coach.”

Brody has been somewhat of a soccer ambassador. He was a tremendous help coaching the youth soccer camp last summer.  And, this fall, he continued to work with younger kids by refereeing both rec league and travel soccer.

“Brody is very skilled with the ball and an excellent passer,” Coach White said. “After making the varsity team as a freshman, Brody missed most of his sophomore soccer season due to a knee injury. His hard work over the past year has paid off as he has become an exceptional player in the center of the field. He can hang onto the ball when needed and finds his open teammates.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brody is this week’s Lake Region Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.”

Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Stofflet File

Name: Brody Stofflet

Year in School: Junior

Town: Naples

Parents: Cathy and Steve Stofflet

School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer and varsity baseball

Q. Why did you choose soccer? BS. I just wanted to try it when I was young, and the passion kind of grew with me.

Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? BS. Gaining more experience and trying to help further my teammates and my ability.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? BS. Being on the field playing 111% for 80 minutes.

Q. What do you like the least? BS. Getting beat on defense.

Q. What makes you successful? BS. I’d like to think it’s my hard-work ethic and determination.

Q. What would your dream moment be? BS. Getting a shutout against a big team.

Q. What has the sport taught you? BS. The value of playing as a team and putting in more effort than the other team.

Q. Who has inspired you? BS. Friends, teammates and family.

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