The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week 9/1-9/4
Why Camry Huff was selected: Huff posted a hat trick (three goals) in a 3-2 decision over Penn State Berks on Sept. 1. Oh, did we mention that third goal was an overtime game winner? Congratulations, Camry.
Name: Camry Huff
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Waynesboro, PA
High School: Waynesboro Area HS
Position: Right Wing/Right Midfield
Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
Soccer, the engineering program, size of the school and the overall atmosphere. I just felt that Wilkes was the school for me when I first visited.
Post graduation plans in terms of a career?
Not exactly sure yet but I’d like to work in Defense Contracting for a company like Lockheed Martin.
Favorite building on campus?
Have to say Stark because I spend almost all of my time there. Hopefully the refurbishing makes it 10 times better.
How many jolly ranchers do you think you can lift at one time?
At least 7
Hopes for this season as a Colonel?
Win a lot more games than in the past two years.
When/Why did you first begin playing?
I started playing when I was 5. My parents weren’t going to let me sit around so they made me choose a sport and I chose soccer because my brother played. Never looked back since.
If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?
New locker rooms.
Other interests or hobbies off of the field?
Snowboarding, music, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, video games.
What came first? The chicken or the egg?
Definitely the chicken. Scientifically proven.
Most influential person in your life?
My soccer coach growing up. He always pushed us to do and be our best on and off the field. He taught me many lessons that are valuable in all aspects of life.
A quote you live your life by?
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott
What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?
To represent my school in the best way I can in the community and on the soccer field.
If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?
Probably Nikola Tesla. One of the smartest men to ever live. I’m sure he could teach me a thing or 20.
Coke or Pepsi?
I’d say Coke but Pepsi has Mountain Dew so I gotta go Pepsi.
Favorite meal to eat on campus?
Just about any of the $5 meals the SUB offers on Wednesday nights.
I’d have to say Dr. Gilmer. He’s one of the nicest guys I have ever met and has done so much for me as a student. Gets along well with students and does everything he can to make sure you understand the content.
Anyone to give a shout-out to?
Shout out to my parents for traveling to every game, home and away and for the love and support no matter what. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Shout out to my dudes on the team. Let’s create some havoc in the conference this year boys! Last but most certainly not least, shout out to my ladies ESutton and Aislinn Speranza for being the best Starbucks-lovin’ friends an athlete of the week can ask for.
Editor’s note: This year’s Athlete of the Week will be merit-based. Don’t agree with our selection? Let us know on Twitter: @WilkesBeacon
Additionally, at the end of the academic year, we will post a reader poll to crown at “Athlete of the Year”.
Full qualification critera and more information can be found on our website: www.thewilkesbeacon.com