Jared Laudenslager Named Blue Jay Spotlight

Jared Laudenslager Named Blue Jay Spotlight
 Freshman soccer player Jared Laudenslager has been making a name for himself on the field. During the September game against Harrisburg Area Community College Hawks, Laudenslager was able to score a second-half shut out goal. Ultimately the Blue Jays were able to beat out the Hawks at 1-0.

“Jared has been a model player since day one. He never complains and always puts his best foot forward (literally). Jared leads our team in almost all offensive categories, including goals scored,” says Coach John Dempster.” Although Jared is a freshman, he has a veteran leadership presence that is felt throughout the team.”

What got you into soccer? How old were you?

My mom introduced me to soccer when I was three years old.

Have you always played your current position (midfielder)?

Growing up, I played goalie in the first half and then came out and played midfield in the second half.

What are your game stats?

My game stats (as of Oct. 7) are 8 goals,  2 assists, 18 points, and 2 game winners.

What are you studying at Manor?

I am studying Criminal Justice.

What made you choose Manor?

Some of my friends go to Manor, and also because I wanted to continue playing soccer.

What's been the best moment of your soccer career, so far?

My best moment of my soccer career was winning the championship for my high school team.

What's your favorite professional soccer team? 

My favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United.

Which professional athletes do you find the most inspiring?

The most inspiring athlete is Lionel Messi.

Do you have any pre-game rituals for luck?

My pre-game ritual is I have to have my socks folded a certain way.

What do you hope to do with soccer in the future?

In the future I hope to keep playing soccer in local men leagues.

What is one thing someone would be surprised to learn about you?

A surprising thing about me: I am missing two finger nails!

What's your favorite sports movie?

My favorite sports movie is Sandlot.

What are your plans after graduation/for the future?

After graduation, I plan on going into the workforce for a year before I continue with Criminal Justice and apply to the police academy.