Gamers of the Week

Emily Hudson of Winfield High School

Female Gamer of the Week: Emily Hudson of Winfield High School

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Female Gamer of the Week award to Emily Hudson of Winfield High School.

By Anna Davis, ATC, Administrator of Fitness Operations

Emily Hudson, daughter of Brian and Pamela Hudson, has been playing soccer ever since her elementary school days. “I love being able to have fun doing what I love,” said Emily when asked why she loves her sport. “It’s also nice being able to spend time with all of my great teammates.” Emily is the only goalkeeper for the Winfield Generals, and so far this season Emily 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,” stated Gary Neville coach of the England National soccer team. When it comes to having the right mindset Emily has that covered. She is a 4.0 student who has prospects to attend college and 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,” stated coach Hoff. “Emily has a super attitude and is an all-around great player.”

When Emily was asked what she believed was the key to her team’s success she stated, “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,” said Emily, “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.”

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, (304)757-7293.