Nominated by men’s soccer coach Doug Fisher, sophomore Kyle Stauffer has been named the male Athlete of the Month. Stauffer plays as both a forward and center attacking midfielder. In just the first match of the season (9-2), away against Patrick Henry, he recorded a goal and two assists. Away against Penn State Schuylkill (9-12), Stauffer again found himself on the scoresheet to help the Knights win 6-5.
When asked what inspired his performance against Patrick Henry, Stauffer responded, “What inspired my performance was we’ve been working hard all preseason and were itching to play. When we got out there we had two things in mind – to play our best and to win. I think we played very well as a team which got us the win. I’m very happy with the team and everyone left it all on the field.”
“Kyle has never missed one training session," says Coach Fisher. "He demonstrated versatility playing different positions in the same game. Perhaps most important, his attitude is always positive.”
Senior captain Mark Swope says, “Playing alongside Kyle is a pleasure. He is physically strong and he goes into every tackle as hard as he can.”
Stauffer attended and played soccer at Elizabethtown Area High School. He majors as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) while maintaining a 2.89 GPA in Central Penn’s demanding PTA program.