Winners

Jacob West

National Athlete of the Year

Jacob West
High School: Brandon
City: Brandon, MS
Team Name: Bulldogs
Grade: Senior
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward, Defense Wing

Stats: 4 year varsity soccer
Freshman: 8 goals
Soph: 11 goals
Junior: 17 goals
Senior: 5 goals
Max Preps National Rank: 21

Sports:
– Soccer – All State, All District, Offensive Player of the Year
– Tennis – All District

Academic Accomplishments:
– 3.7 GPA (Unweighted)
– ACT Score 20

Top Leadership/Volunteer Accomplishments:

– FCA member, Full-Time missionary to Haiti
– Restoration Hope Fundraiser for Africa, Kicking for Cancer Fundraiser, Red Cross volunteer,Helping Hands volunteer
– Mission trips to Brazil, Louisiana, and Chicago

Highlights and Quotes:

Jacob’s third-world experience with his family has shaped his life tremendously. “In 2011, my family and I surrendered to the mission field and moved to Haiti to serve as full-time missionaries. I spend my summers and holidays now in Haiti with my family. I often use my soccer skills to connect with children in our village and share Christ with them. Last summer, I helped run a soccer camp that was very successful. Right now, I am not in Haiti because I am finishing my senior year of high school and preparing for college, but I will return “home” to Haiti as often as I can, and I will take my friends and teammates with me to serve as well throughout college.”

Jacob understands that his mission experience has affected his relationship with the Lord. “I have a desire to know Jesus more, read His Word, pray without ceasing, and share His love with others. I know what it means to be in this world but not OF it. My life has been changed by the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and I am so thankful that I know Him and now have so many opportunities to share His love with people not just in my community but in another country as I serve as a full-time missionary with my parents.”