LAKEVILLE, IN. – Senior Austin Dove plays soccer, basketball, and participates in track and field.. Dove is the next in the fall Senior Athletic Profile Series.
When asked what he would communicate to those younger student-athletes, Dove says, “Play every game like its your last and give your best effort at practice and great things will happen. Also make the most of it and enjoy it while it lasts because your last game will come faster than you know it. But you’ll have plenty of time to do so with practices being 5-6 days a week for two hours a day.”
According to Dove, he uses every homeroom and all his work time in class to do homework. Then, if he still has some then he’ll take a little time out of his gaming session that night after sports.
Dove says that, “It has been great the last four years at LaVille. I have been blessed with a natural jumping and athletic ability that has allowed me to start four years in varsity soccer, two years junior varsity basketball, one year playing varsity basketball, and two going on three years of high jump for varsity track and field.”
Being a student-athlete has meant a lot to Dove.
“LaVille is a smaller high school so the sports teams don’t have as many people to choose from. There is no doubt that as long as you give you 110% effort and show up everyday it’s not hard to become a starter on any of them. But you have to know what comes with it. In high school, practices are everyday for two-three hours and if you miss a practice you miss a game. So you have to be dedicated because sports are very time consuming. I’m not trying to scare anyone by describing how much time sports take up because I strongly believe the benefits of being an athlete outweigh the cons.”
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GETTING TO KNOW AUSTIN DOVE . . .
Favorite Meal Of The Day
–Remember the Giants
Favorite Musical Artist
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Season Of The Year
Favorite College Team
Bears or Colts
Best Thing About LaVille
–The bell that rings at 3:20
Chocolate or White Milk
–Full time Gamer
My Hidden Talent
–I can put my leg over my head.
Pancakes or Waffles
Something Interesting About Me
–I’m a hardcore Gamer.
Someone From History I Would Like To Meet
Up Early Or Sleep Late
If I Could Go Anywhere In The World For The Weekend It Would Be