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2019-01-09 / Sports

Athlete of the Week


Dylan Jacob Dylan Jacob Dylan Jacob of Walton Central School is a true athlete in every sport he plays and his competitive drive and continuous hustle is what makes him athlete of the week for The Reporter.

Last week, Walton played what was arguably their best ball game of the season and defeated Newfield 59- 52. Newfield returned three starters from last season and the squad is the 2018- 19 Section IV Class D champions. Jacob dropped 22 points had 11 boards, seven assists and five steals in the victory.

“He is high energy all the time in every sport he plays,” said Walton Head Coach Dave Gardepe. “He works hard to get better in every game, each year.”

Gardepe also describes the junior as a “good teammate.”

“I generally make my seniors captains but I would say he is a leader on the court,” he said.

Jacob is also a scholar athlete and is described by his coach as a great kid off the court as well.

“He definitely has that drive to win,” said Gardepe.

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