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Seth Davidson Awarded All-State and All-American

BHS Senior and captain of the Berkley varsity soccer team Seth Davison has been awarded as an “All-State” and “All-American” soccer player this year. Not only is this a huge accomplishment, but Davidson is also the first person in all of Berkley High School history to have ever been awarded “All-American”. He has been the goalie for the BHS varsity soccer team all four years of high school, but has been playing since he was 2 years old. Davidson provides insight into the extent and importance of these accomplishments in the following interview.
Davidson described what exactly the “All State” and “All American” awards are. He explained that “‘All State’ is made up of four different ‘All-State’ teams. There is the First Team All-State, Second Team All-State, Third Team All-State, and Honorable Mention All-State. Honorable Mention is an award that goes to the players who did not qualify for the first three teams, but should still get mentioned. I was awarded First Team All-State as well as Dream Team All-State. Dream Team All-State is awarded to the top 11 players from the entire state. I was runner-up for ‘Mr. Soccer’ (which is awarded to the number 1 player in the state), meaning that I was the second-best player in the entire state, qualifying me as ‘All American’. ‘All American’, for the state of Michigan, goes to the top two players in the state.”
Davidson reveals that he “was super excited when I found out I was receiving these awards. I want to play college soccer, and these awards are super beneficial to help me get recruited to a school to play soccer for them”
Following that note of college soccer, Davidson disclosed that he has been in contact with coaches at some smaller D1 schools and some larger D2 schools. And thinking more into the future, if given the opportunity, Davidson would love to play soccer professionally. Davidson continues that thought by saying that “Soccer is a universal sport, and if I had the opportunity to play soccer overseas one day, that would be really cool”.
Davidson had a lot of impressive individual stats, which accounts for why he got this award. In his junior year, Davidson had 17 shutouts, and in his senior year had 15 shutouts. A shutout is a game in which Davidson did not let any goals get into the net.
Davidson practices soccer 3-5 times a week. While being on the Berkley varsity team, Davidson also plays travel soccer for Liverpool.
Reflecting on the responsibilities that come with the role of captain, Davidson explained that “being a captain entails being a leader on and off the field. I am kind of like a student coach”. During the summer, the soccer team has “captain practices”, which are practices solely run by the captains. Davidson shares that “ it is nice to be able to share my love of the sport and be able to teach things that I’ve been taught throughout my years of playing to my teammates”. Evidently, the role of captain is a great responsibility.
Overall, these awards are a great honor and took dedication and hard work to receive. Congratulations Seth!

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Violet Karp, Managing Editor
Hello! My name is Violet Karp, and I am a Managing Editor. This is my third year in journalism, and I decided to write for publication because I love to write! I am interested in student life, feature, and opinion articles. A fun fact about me is that I love camping. This year, I am most excited to share my personal opinions with BHS through my writing, and my favorite donut cutter donut is chocolate glaze!

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