By Kait Goodenough, Sports Editor
Photos courtesy of aqsaints.com
Sophomore striker Jackson Moore was named WHAC Offensive player of the week after scoring one goal and delivering three assists last week. Moore’s efforts aided in the Men’s Soccer team 6-0 victory over Concordia University on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Saints currently hold an overall record of 3-6-5 and are 2-3-2 in WHAC play.
“I think our season is only getting more positive with time. We started slow, but at about the halfway part we really began to gel, and I feel that we get better with every practice and game,” Moore said.
Moore is inspired by professional soccer player Lionel Messi because of his perseverance and dedication to play the game. He is also impressed with Messi’s loyal and humble nature throughout his career, being considered one of the greatest soccer athletes to ever play.
Outside of soccer, Moore is a full-time student, president of the Multicultural Club, and a Resident Assistant in Hruby Hall. Moore is majoring in English with a minor in History and may be adding a Legal Studies minor. He plans to pursue a career as a corporate lawyer.
Moore claims he mostly chose to attend Aquinas College to play soccer, however, the beautiful campus and convenient location in the city of Grand Rapids sold him on becoming a Saint. “Being so close to downtown Grand Rapids is a very unique advantage,” Moore said.
Moore’s hobbies include going to the gym, as well as playing and watching hockey. He grew up in Essex in Ontario, Canada where he played and developed a passion for hockey. Outside of sports, Moore enjoys watching movies, reading and writing.
The AQ Men’s Soccer team will be playing at home on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. against Siena Heights University. Come out to celebrate the seniors on AQ Senior day Saturday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. as the Saints take on Cleary University!
Favorite warm-up song: “Till I Collapse” by Eminem
Favorite Pre-game meal: Anything with lots of carbs like pasta and bread.
Pre-game routine: He prays in order to focus his thoughts.
Favorite soccer memory: When they won Districts and when he went to Provincial Finals with his high school team senior year
Athletic role model: Lionel Messi