Gamers of the Week

Senior Hunter Sayre of Winfield High School

Hunter Sayre is Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Male Gamer of the Week to Senior Hunter Sayre of Winfield High School.


By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

The Winfield boy’s soccer team closed out their regular season with a solid 17-2-1 record and ranked 3rd overall in the state. Last week the Generals tied AAA-power George Washington 1-1, beat Chapmanville High School 7-0, and handed #5 Fairmont Senior High School their first loss of the season winning 2-0. One standout player for the Generals that has been a brick wall on the defensive side is senior goalkeeper Hunter Sayre. Sayre recorded his 13th shut out on the year and recorded 6 saves against the Polar Bears of Fairmont to gain bragging rights in the AA ranks as teams prepare for postseason play.

When asked about who inspires him Hunter replied, "Tim Howard of the US Men’s Soccer team. He’s 40 years old and he’s one of the most talented goalkeepers in all of soccer the past 15-20 years. I admire him because of his work ethic and dedication to his team and country." When Hunter was asked about what motivates his team he replied, "Making it to the state tournament and taking care of business when we get there. We have sacrificed a lot this year and we have out-worked our competition. Our coaches and us believe we can win a state title this year."

The Generals have improved upon a successful year last season and have exceeded other expectations of where they would close out the regular season. Losing to Charleston Catholic was the Generals lone defeat this year, and they hope to get a rematch to prove who is the best AA team in the state. When head soccer coach Mike Foster was asked about his team’s play this year he responded, ‘’As we approach post-season play we need to improve our on-the-field communication and continue to improve our teamwork. We also need to leverage our past playoff experience to avoid repeating past mistakes.’’ When Coach Foster was asked about Hunter’s play he replied, ‘’Hunter is by far one of the most improved players of all our seniors since his freshman year. Hard work and an a no-quit attitude have been the most obvious reasons for his success this year, and which is why he has been one of the best goalies in the state.” Winfield will have to beat the best of the private A and public A-AA schools in the state to claim a state title, but they will have to remember to take one game at a time. To win the war you must win the battle, and never take any opponent to lightly. 

Hunter has a 3.64 GPA and his parents are Michael and Kim Sayre. Hunter also plays for West Virginia Football Club in the off-season. He will be a member of the men’s soccer team next fall at West Virginia Tech University and will study mechanical engineering.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.