Winfield HS Student-Athlete Is Honored
By Anna Davis, ATC, Administrator of Fitness Operations
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. is pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Emily Hudson of Winfield High School.
Emily Hudson, daughter of Brian and Pamela Hudson, has enjoyed playing soccer ever since her elementary school days. “I love being able to have fun doing what I love,” says Emily when asked why she loves her sport. “It’s also nice being able to spend time with all of my great teammates.”
Hudson is the only goalkeeper for the Winfield Generals, and so far this season she has recorded a record 14 shutouts and has a goal to bring home the state title for the 6th time. “It would be an honor to be a part of a state championship team.”
“For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body,” states Gary Neville coach of the England National soccer team. When it comes to having the right mindset Hudson has that covered. She is a 4.0 (Grade Point Average) student who has prospects to attend college to study medicine. Outside of being smart in the classroom, she is smart on the field. “She can always read what is coming her way, she is the unsung hero on the field,” states coach Hoff. “Emily has a super attitude and is an all-around great player.”
When Hudson was asked what she believed was the key to her team’s success she states, “We worked together as a team, communicated well throughout the field.” From being a former goalkeeper myself I can personally attest to the importance of communication. Without it, it takes away the cohesiveness and trust of the players. It can make or break a game, or even an entire season. “I am very thankful for my team,” says Hudson, “they make me love this sport more and more every day.”
Most of the time when an athlete is asked who inspires them the most, they typically lean toward a professional athlete. Emily wanted to stay close to home and recognize her coaches. “They push me to be better every day, I wouldn’t be half of the soccer player that I am without them.” Coaches do so much for the success of a team behind the scenes. Hours spent reviewing film, working on new plays, teaching their athletes the ins and outs of the game, and being there for their successes and failures. “I am thankful for their dedication to our team, I hope we make them proud.”
Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.
If you would like to nominate a Gamer of the Week please have a coach or Athletic Director contact Anna Davis, ATC at Teays Physical Therapy Center at 304-757-7293.
Teays Physical Therapy Center continues to provide free sports injury screenings by physical therapists and athletic trainers to evaluate an injury and recommend further treatment if needed. TPTC-Your Next Step to Recovery since 1990.
Please check back with us next week for the next “Gamer of the Week” sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.
Teays Physical Therapy has centers in St. Albans and Teays Valley.
Publisher’s note: This news release was provided by Teays Physical Therapy. Game pictures are provided courtesy of Ed Conner Photography.