SOL SHSHL Player of the Week
This recognition is sponsored by Bergey’s Inc. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches, and the recipient must be a positive presence on the ice and a credit to the game. Consideration also is given to the student-athlete’s standing in the school and community.
A three-year veteran of the Central Bucks West varsity, Boland returned to the team this year after opting to compete in track as a junior. The senior center brings outstanding leadership qualities to the ice and is the definition of a student-athlete. He will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point.
“Jack is an extraordinary young man; just the kind of kind of person we want playing hockey for CB West,” coach Dave Baun said. “As the season has gone on, Jack’s confidence and leadership qualities have really shown through. And, he’s just as smart, committed and hardworking in the classroom as he is on our hockey team. I’m not surprised at all that he’ll be attending West Point because he has all those qualities that make a great leader. Jack is truly a credit to West Hockey and to our high school. We’re all very proud of him.”
Best memory playing high school hockey: My best memory of West hockey is without a doubt my first goal. I scored in the last game of my first season, the perfect way to end freshman year.
Part of game I enjoy most: The part of the game I enjoy the most has to be either battling in front of the net or battling in corners. Basically, I like the grindy, gritty part of hockey.
How did you get involved in hockey? I first got involved in hockey with Hatfield In-house hockey and Greg Carter hockey camp (which I would highly recommend to any player, especially younger kids).
My role model is: General Jim Mattis
Music on mobile device: I mostly listen to hip hop, and my favorite artist is definitely Swae Lee.
Favorite food: My favorite food is probably my mom’s ‘taco soup.’ Sounds weird, but it’s absolutely delicious.
Favorite class: Comparative Government
Future plans: I plan to attend the United States Military Academy and major in international relations.
Four people I’d invite to a dinner party: If I could dine with any four people, I’d chose to dine with my parents and sisters. I know it sounds cliché, but I want to spend as much time with family as I can before leaving for West Point.
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