Friday, October 15, 2021
Athlete Of The Week: Anthony Valentine

Athlete Of The Week: Anthony Valentine

A vital piece of the Wayne Country Day soccer team, Anthony Valentine is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win.

So far this season, Valentine has scored 15 goals and dished out a team-high 22 assists. The Chargers are currently 14-2 overall and have won 10 games in a row.

“It’s just how I am. I like to make sure everybody eats before I eat, got to make sure they score first,” Valentine said. “I the job many people don’t want to do, which is assisting people and running up and down the field.”

During his three seasons at Wayne Country Day, the Chargers have a 36-5 overall record and reached the North Carolina Independent Schools 2A semifinals last season.

After coming so close to playing for a state title, Valentine and his teammates hope this will be the year the Chargers return to the state championship game, and hopefully, win a state title.

“That’s the ultimate goal at the end to win the state championship, but our smaller goal is to win every single game and develop as a team,” Valentine said.

A junior, Valentine started playing soccer at a young age. He remembers his cousin taking him to the Spring Creek Youth Association, which is where Valentine quickly fell in love with playing soccer.

“I always knew I wanted to play soccer because at the school I came from, which is Spring Creek, that’s all we ever played basically,” Valentine said.

Valentine has greatly enjoyed his time playing soccer at Wayne Country Day. He enjoys getting the play the sport he loves with his friends and using soccer as a release for whatever is troubling him in his life.

“It felt good to hear people cheer me on,” Valentine said.

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