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LINDEN — Last week North Montgomery’s Avery Stevens committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Manchester University next fall within the men’s soccer program.
“When I went to Manchester I was treated great,” Stevens said. “The coach treated me great, and I felt great going there.”
Throughout high school athletic seasons were often cut short for Stevens, and he was quick to jump at an opportunity to get some of that lost time back.
“I got seasons cut short in high school, and I realized I didn’t want to go another four years missing it,” he said.
Stevens plans to double-major in finance and political science, and while he knows academics come first, he hopes to use athletics to help drive him in the classroom.
“I’ve always been taught school first and sports second,” he said. “But I’ve always felt like they’ve gone hand-in-hand. Sports for me have always driven me to be a better student.”
Stevens will graduate from North Montgomery this spring.