Spotlight on Justin Stinson

 

 

Photo provided by: L&C Flickr

Photo provided by: L&C Flickr

Ashley Talley
Contributor 

Playing center holding midfield, Justin Stinson is one of the newest additions to the Trailblazer men’s soccer team. He is currently a sophomore working toward an associate’s degree in business.

Stinson began playing soccer at the age of 3 for various select teams. Soccer has been a passion of his for almost his entire life.

“On the field is where I feel like myself,” Stinson said. “There’s something about the adrenalin and the rush you get giving a game your all.”

Before coming to Lewis and Clark, he played for his high school, Francis Howell Central. He claims those to be the most fun years he has had playing so far, because he got to play along side some of his best friends. While there, he played alongside Coleton Brown who is a freshman at Lewis and Clark and a member of the men’s soccer team as well.

“Justin’s someone I look up to as a soccer player,” Brown said. “He makes me want to be a better player and is a great friend on and off the field.”

The highlight of Stinson’s soccer career so far was when he traveled to England when he was 10 to play with West Ham Youth Academy. He hopes to one day play professionally in England, preferably for his favorite soccer team Manchester United.

After Lewis and Clark, Stinson wants to continue his soccer career even further. He is planning on heading to the west coast to play for a division 1 school. Specifically he has his eye on the University of Santa Barbara.

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