To pay tribute to our senior athletes of 2018, we are continuing the tradition of Senior Athlete Salute, where we have a Q&A with our Harrison seniors who participated in athletics during their time here at Harrison High School. We will be posting these on a daily basis until the end of the school year. Today's senior athlete: Jakub Hall !
What do you plan on doing after high school?
will be going to the University of Evansville next year to continue my soccer career and will be majoring in Business.
What was your favorite class at Harrison?
My favorite class was probably History of Sports. I am a huge sports fan and learning about the origins of the major sports played today was really cool. It also helped that a bunch of my friends were in the class as well and we all liked our teacher.
Who is your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher is definitely Ms. Hammons. I had her in class freshman year and I aided for her this year. She is one of the most fun teachers I have ever known and builds great relationships with all her students. She is also a huge sports fan and makes sure to follow and attend as many sporting events as she can which not many teachers do.
What’s your favorite memory from Harrison?
Winning a state championship in soccer. That season was the most fun I have ever had playing soccer. Being with all my friends and being that successful as a team was amazing. The support we had from the rest of the school also was incredible and made it that much sweeter when we won.
What will you miss about high school?
I will miss all my friends that I have built relationships with over the past four years. I will also miss my coaches and some of my teachers who I have become used to seeing everyday. And I will miss all the late night games that I played in as well as the ones in other sports that I went to with my friends.
What will you not miss about high school?
I will not miss all the early morning workouts in the summer and during the school year for soccer and basketball. I will also not miss getting up early to go to school everyday. I also won't miss the homework, tests, and projects we had over the four years.
If you could change anything about the last four years, what would it be?
I don't think I would change anything. I have made mistakes and messed up and had things not go the way I wanted but that is what makes me who I am. So I would not change anything from high school.
If you could tell your freshman self anything, what would it be?
I would tell myself to be more confident in myself. I wish I had the same level of confidence as a freshman as I do now. I would also tell myself not to worry too much about other people's opinions and to focus on myself.
What is your favorite pre-game song?
John Roop fell in love with the song "Intoxicated" during the soccer season, so that was a song that we had to listen to before every game and practice.
What is the most embarrassing moment that happened in a game or practice?
The state championship my sophomore year. We lost 4-0 which is the largest differential in a state championship game in Indiana. That was one of my worst games ever, and I had a couple plays that should've been goals that I missed.
What is your favorite moment from the last four years playing your sport?
Breaking the single season and career scoring records in soccer. Breaking both of those was really cool and it reflects all the hard work I put in in my four years.