Athlete of the Month- Peyton Huber
Score! We’re highlighting your favorite student athletes in our community. This month you nominated Peyton Huber, a Kent Island high schooler who plays soccer! We talked to her to learn about how she got into soccer, her plans for the future and more! If you know an amazing student athlete who is at least fourteen years old you can nominate them at shoreupdate.com/athletes.
When did you start playing soccer?
I started playing when I was 7 for a local rec team near my home.
How many hours a week do you practice?
It varies throughout the year but in season it’s usually 10-12 hours, and out of season about 5 hours.
How do you feel before and during an important game?
I feel ready to give my 100% and focus on my team and how we can do our best to win.
How do you deal with a game not going the way you might have hoped for?
I try not to let it get in my head, although that can be hard at times, but I try to reflect on what I personally could have done better as well as my team and strive to make changes for the next game.
Are there any big wins or moments you'd like to highlight?
In December of 2023 I played in the Bayside Senior all-star game for the north and scored the only two goals of the game, all featured by DSM. I then won the scholarship award they were giving at the event!
Do you watch soccer? Do you have a favorite team or player?
I tend to mainly watch the women’s national team as well as the National Women's Soccer League. My favorite NWSL team was the NC Courage as that’s where I grew up, but now I enjoy watching the Washington Spirit!
What are your plans for the future?
I am committed to Penn State Harrisburg to continue playing soccer, and I intend to study Kinesiology and Exercise Science!
If you know an amazing local student athlete, you can nominate them at shoreupdate.com/athlete