Huntley forward Hayes Porsche hasn’t stopped scoring since being called up to varsity last spring.
So far this season, the talented Red Raiders senior has knocked in 17 goals in 17 games and has his team within striking distance of the Fox Valley Conference boys soccer championship.
The Raiders can win the FVC title outright with a win over Crystal Lake South on Tuesday, and Porsche is cooking at the right time with six goals in his past four games.
Porsche was voted as the Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week by readers and recently talked to sports writer Alex Kantecki about the best way to celebrate a goal, the most difficult part about soccer, what he likes to eat before a big game and more.
If you could change something about soccer, what would it be?
Porsche: I wouldn’t change the game of soccer, I love it the way it is. The game pushes you mentally. It is a fast-paced game of skill, strategy and teamwork. You need to be able to see the entire field at all times and know what your next move is going to be.
What would be the best way to celebrate a goal?
Porsche: The best way to celebrate a goal is with your teammates. There is no better feeling than knowing you are working hard together and your team supports your efforts.
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you during a game?
Porsche: The funniest thing that has happened to me during a game is when something unexpected happens like falling for no reason or when the ball does not do what I expect it to do and it hits me awkwardly.
What is your favorite musical act/band?
Porsche: My favorite bands are currently Queen and Juice Wrld.
What is the toughest part about soccer?
Porsche: The toughest part about soccer is getting to know how new teammates play so I can best fit into and complement their style of playing. It’s important to have good communication to build good cohesiveness among players.
Who is your funniest teammate?
Porsche: It is hard to pick out my funniest teammate because we all have fun together and make each other laugh. The team gets along very well.
What scares you?
Porsche: Not playing well on the soccer field and letting my team down. Also, snakes (when they are on a plane).
What is the toughest injury you’ve ever suffered?
Porsche: My sophomore year, I broke my foot the day before high school tryouts when I was playing soccer with my brother. I tried to run through the pain at tryouts the next day before I found out it was broken. I had to sit out six weeks of the season.
What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Porsche: My favorite TV show is “South Park” because it makes me laugh, and I like all kinds of movies.
What’s your go-to meal on game days?
Porsche: My go-to meal is a bowl of cereal.