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Soccer player Jack Winterburn, earns Division 1 All-State Honorable Mention

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Senior Jack Winterburn earned Michigan Division 1 All-State Honorable Mention for Boys Soccer. Winterburn was one of 120 players recognized by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Honorees were selected based upon nominations from coaches and the players’ performances throughout the 2023 season. 

Winterburn attributed his success to his teammates.

“Our team this year was great. The kinds of bonds we made and the chemistry we had on the field was something I’ve never played with before, and I think that really allowed me to perform my best,” he said. 

The team had a strong showing throughout the season, resulting in an impressive record of 10-4-4. Even during tough games, Winterburn demonstrated his strengths when the pressure was most prevalent. Scoring the lone Royal Oak goal during the team’s postseason run, he ended his high school soccer career doing what he does best: scoring goals. With 15 goals in 15 games played, Winterburn helped lead his team to their first OAA White League Championship for Royal Oak in thirteen years. He hopes that the program continues to achieve success in the future, and acknowledged that team camaraderie is essential. 

“Of course you need skills to play on a soccer team at this level, but I think what is more important is the way you can connect with your teammates and the way you’re able to build each other up,” he said. 

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Sophie Matthews, Co-Editor in Chief
Hello! My name is Sophie Matthews and I am a senior. It is my second year on staff, and I am the Co-Editor in Chief for the 2023-24 school year! I absolutely love the Acorn and everything it has to offer. My favorite aspect is getting to meet so many new people and hear about the amazing accomplishments of my peers! On the rare occasion of me not doing Acorn-related stuff, you can find me out on the golf course, playing soccer, binge-reading, listening to Harry Styles, or spending time with family and friends. I’m an avid hockey fan, and am absolutely obsessed with my cat Mouse. I am so lucky to be part of the Acorn’s 96th volume, and am extremely excited for what this year has to offer!

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