Source: Sherman Publications

Athlete of the Week
Schultz aids Wolves

by Wendi Reardon

October 23, 2013

Senior forward Brad Schultz crossed the soccer ball to teammate Alex Trim during the first round of MHSAA Soccer District playoffs against Carman Ainsworth, Oct. 14.

Trim scored off the pass and it was the first of six goals for the Wolves as they defeated the Cavs, 6-0. It was also the first assist for Schultz as he finished the night with three assists. He added his own goal a few nights later in the boys’ win over Swartz Creeek.

“He is very unselfish and willing to set up other players,” said Curtis Payment, head coach. “He has almost 16 assists this season which is huge”

Schultz added it has been a good season for the Wolves.

“The team has come together for the really hard games,” he said. “We have come together on the field and off the field. It has been my most memorable season for my senior year.”

He began playing in Kiddy Kickers when he was 4-years-old.

“I played baseball, too,” he added. “But I loved soccer more than any other sport. I just picked it up. It was something I was always good at.”

Schultz started playing competitively at 8-years-old with Clarkston Impact then played for Strikers. He came back to Impact when the Strikers merged with the program to create Michigan Impact.

He added playing with Impact helped because he grew up with most of his teammates and they are now on the varsity team with him.

Schultz currently has a 3.4 grade point average and is taking a range of classes including Engineering and Design, AP Stats and Forensics Science.

He hopes to continue to play soccer in college and has not chosen a college at this time.

“I have a couple of options,” he said, adding he is leaning towards studying engineering. “Science and math are my strong points.”

His advice for aspiring athletes is to keep working hard.

“The hard work will pay off if you put the effort into it,” he added. “Don’t take anything for granted because the season will be gone before you know it.”