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Published on May 26th, 2009 | by Staples Soccer


Alex Hoberman, Adam Liu Named Scholar-Athletes

Alex was named Scholar-Athlete for soccer, and Adam for ice hockey.  They will be honored — along with seniors from Staples’ 31 other varsity sports — at a special dinner on Sunday, June 7 (Continental Manor, 5 p.m.).

The Scholar-Athlete banquet — now in its 8th year — is one of Staples’ most enjoyable traditions.  Each athlete is asked a question pertaining to his or her athletic, academic or extracurricular interests.  Their quick responses provide intriguing insights into the depth and breadth of Staples’ student-athletes.  Boys soccer coach Dan Woog is emcee.

Alex Hoberman

Alex Hoberman

As tri-captain of the boys soccer team, Alex Hoberman led the Wreckers to the most wins in their 50-year history, as well as an FCIAC championship and state “LL” semifinal appearance.  League coaches chose him for the FCIAC All-Division team.  He also was selected to play in the Senior Bowl, and received Norwalk Hour All-Area honors.

Alex serves Staples as president of Student Assembly, and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He also volunteers with autistic children, through the Friendship Circle.  His GPA is 3.94.

Woog praised: “They don’t come any better than Alex.  He was an anchor at midfield, and led by example in everything he did.  He is a role model, a leader, and a superb young man.”  Alex will attend Emory University this fall.

Adam Liu

Adam Liu

A two-sport captain, Adam Liu’s accolades include hockey’s Coach’s Award, and soccer’s Block “S” Most Valuable Player and All-FCIAC first team.

Adam has amassed scholastic honors too:  Academic Excellence and “Most Interested” in Chinese, as well as “Most Interested” in Italian.  A lover of languages, he studied last summer at Middlebury College’s intensive Chinese language program.  He is also a musician, excelling at cello.

Hockey coach Ralph Unker called Adam “the consummate student-athlete.  His contributions to the team are unmatched.”  Adam will attend Middlebury College this fall.

(Click here for ticket information for the Scholar-Athlete dinner.)

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