Boys Varsity Soccer · AUSTIN DOVE: “Play Every Game Like It’s Your Last And Give Your Best Effort”


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 Food

–Pizza

Favorite Meal Of The Day

–Dinner

Favorite Movie

–Remember the Giants

Favorite Musical Artist

–Lil Wayne 

Favorite Subject

–Physical Education 

Favorite TV Show

–SpongeBob

Favorite Season Of The Year

–Summer

Favorite College Team

–Notre Dame

Bears or Colts

–Bears

Favorite Holiday

–Christmas

Best Thing About LaVille

–The bell that rings at 3:20 

Chocolate or White Milk

–Chocolate

Dream Job

–Full time Gamer

My Hidden Talent

–I can put my leg over my head. 

Pancakes or Waffles

–Waffles 

Something Interesting About Me

–I’m a hardcore Gamer.   

Someone From History I Would Like To Meet

–Jesus Christ 

Up Early Or Sleep Late

–In between  

If I Could Go Anywhere In The World For The Weekend It Would Be

–Bora Bora