Athlete of the Week
Wilson assists Wolves
October 20, 2010 - Senior Alex Wilson was introduced to the game of soccer when he was five-years-old.
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It was his older brother who got him onto the field and kicking the ball.
"He eventually stopped playing and I continued," said Wilson.
His dedication has led him to the playing on the Clarkston High School Varsity Boys Soccer team for the last three years.
"He has been working really hard up front," said Coach Chuck Lawhorn
Wilson has aided the team as they have gained momentum in the season. He scored a goal in the Rochester game, and another one from Connor Hall gave the boys a 2-0 win on Oct. 7.
Earlier the same week, he scored the lone goal against Holly, tying the game 1-1.
He said the advice he received as an underclassmen helped him with his game today.
"I took advice from the older guys," he added. "They will guide you on the path you want to be on."
His path is leading right into college. He is currently talking to Oakland University and Western Michigan University in hopes to play soccer after high school.
"If I can't I would like to go someplace and get a business degree," he said.
Wilson has seen the good and the bad in his soccer years and offered aspiring athletes the advice to keep trying.
"Throughout all the hardship you have to keep working through it. Keep mentally strong throughout the whole process," he said.
His parents are Gerry and Jo-ean.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.