16 Jason Hires, C/D
6-3, 200, Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ann Arbor Huron Excessive College)
In his personal phrases: This previous summer time, I accomplished the Powered Flight program and after commencement I hope to develop into a pilot. Throughout this COVID pandemic, I’ve discovered that many time expectations usually result in disappointment. When you go into each state of affairs (like COVID-19) with an open thoughts and a respect for what is occurring to you and your surroundings, then you’ll probably find yourself discovering worth and goal in laborious eventualities. I’m wanting ahead to getting again within the pool for the final time and ending my senior season with the fellows.
2019: Performed in all 28 video games and was 11th on the crew with 21 factors on 9 objectives and 12 assists … had 13 drawn exclusions and 14 steals … led the crew with 13 area blocks … tied his profession excessive with two objectives in a recreation twice through the season … profession finest three assists and three factors in opposition to Fresno Pacific … WWPA tutorial all-conference.
2018: Performed in 25 video games and had 9 objectives and three assists … additionally had 10 steals and 5 area blocks … tied his profession excessive with two objectives in opposition to Wagner … season excessive two assists in opposition to Bucknell … WWPA all-academic choice.
2017: Earned Tutorial All-American honors … performed in 14 video games and had 4 objectives and three assists … career-high two objectives in opposition to Loyola Marymount, Sept. 3, together with his first profession aim.
Excessive College: Lettered 4 years in water polo and swimming … crew captain as a junior and senior … first-team all-state as a junior and senior … first-team all-state event as a senior … first-team all-East Area as a junior and second-team as a senior … second-team East All-Area Match as a junior and senior … Junior Olympic qualifier in 2015 and 2016 in Platinum Division … USA Water Polo Tutorial All-American as a junior and senior … performed for the Wolverine Membership and the Nice Lakes Zone ODP … member of Nationwide Honor Society … four-year scholar-athlete … graduated with honors.
Private: Son of Skip and Marcy Hires … has two brothers … member of cadet squadron 12 … main is administration … in the summertime of 2018, accomplished the area program and earned his wings within the Bounce/Parachute program … on the Dean’s checklist twice … on the superintendent’s checklist as soon as for excellence in lecturers, army and bodily health … favourite athlete to observe on social media is teammate Campbell Harris … funniest observe is Jerry of the Day … long-term aim is to be a pilot … if he may have dinner with any three individuals, it will be Jesus, Alexander the Nice and Jimmy Fallon … finest recommendation he ever acquired is you catch extra flies with honey than vinegar … favourite musician is Probability the Rapper … on highway journeys, he by no means forgets his headphones and a ebook … one thing not many individuals find out about him is that he can play the guitar … best crew second in sports activities was incomes a third-place end on the WWPA event as a freshman … wears the No. 16 as a result of “it’s a household custom” … credit his highschool water polo coach Justin Thorsen as having the best affect on his sports activities profession … grandfather, Jim Mulder served within the Military through the Korean Warfare … great-grandfather, Chuck Woods is 100 years previous and served within the civil air corps … uncle, Chris Hires, served within the Marines, whereas uncle, Wealthy Hires, served within the Navy … began taking part in water polo on the age of 13 … hobbies are something outdoor, taking part in the guitar and ingesting espresso.
From Head Coach Ryan Brown: Jason has been somebody we lean on as a middle defender, to not solely battle within the center with the massive guys but additionally push our crew’s offensive counter assault. He has additionally been an amazing function mannequin for our youthful gamers in the identical place, exhibiting them the ropes and serving to them develop into our system. We search for Jason to proceed to steer our protection.