Gamers of the Week

Dalton Burch of Hurricane High School.

Male Gamer of the Week-Dalton Burch of Hurricane High School

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Male Gamer of the Week award to Dalton Burch of Hurricane High School.

By Ana Davis /ATC

Winning is hard but when you have a great team behind you anything is possible. That’s similar to the way Dalton Burch described Hurricane High’s soccer team. “They put in work with me every day, I couldn’t do it without them” says Dalton. “We have worked hard, especially during summer training, and I want to see us go to states.” With that said, they have started this season off on the right foot. Hurricane’s soccer team is 2-0 going into tonight’s game against Greenbrier East. Dalton recently recorded a shut-out against non-conference Brooke. “It felt pretty great, I hope to see plenty more games like that” stated Dalton. Dalton credits playing well defensively was the key to winning that game.

Dalton is not new to this sport as a goalkeeper. His expertise has come from over 7 years of expertise and training in the net. He has set high standards for himself this season. Dalton wants to average less than .5 goals per game. He acknowledged he knew this would be difficult but he wants to push himself to be better than he ever had.

When asked what he loves most about soccer, he stated, “It is played all around the world, it brings people together on common ground”. He then referenced his teammates saying, “I am only one part of this team, soccer brought all of us together and we plan to do great things”. As Michael Jordan once said, "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." 

Aside from standing out on the field, Dalton also excels in the classroom. This senior carries a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall to study Veterinary medicine. Dalton is unsure if he will continue to play soccer, but he knows he wants to make the most of his final high school season. “I know that I will never get this time back, I want to make the most of it.”

Look for more Gamers of the Week presented by the Putnam Herald and Teays physical Therapy Center, Inc. every Friday.

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.