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Male Athlete of the Month: Ben Lundy

If you’ve ever been afraid to try something new, junior Ben Lundy would tell you to go for it.

Lundy has played football since freshman year, but this year, he decided to switch over to soccer. The former quarterback knew that he would face some backlash for opting for another sport, but he didn’t back down from the challenge.

Prior to his switch, Lundy only had played peewee soccer in his younger years. He made his return to soccer this summer after a few of his friends convinced him to play. One of these friends, junior Peter Walsh said, “He has lots of energy that I believed could be used well on the field.” This would seem like a daunting task, but he considers himself as “a person that enjoys trying new things.”

So far this season Lundy has contributed one goal and two assists to the team. In a game, Lundy typically defends the rear and occasionally gets the chance to play at forward. Senior teammate Jonah Sharp said, “He’s been awesome to have on the team. He’s a naturally athletic and a great, positive guy. A good addition to an already fun group of guys.”

Lundy plans to continue playing and said that, “it’s easily the best decision I’ve made in my high school career.”

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