Isabella Ortiz – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS alumnus Jake Dubé has returned to the Mustang family to help coach the boy’s soccer program.
In May of 2015 Dubé graduated with aspirations to play college soccer and become a news reporter. He committed to Midland in early April of 2015 and played there for a year. After a year at Midland, he transferred to St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College.
Dubé said, “playing soccer for Eckerd just feels right, and there is more competition for me at Eckerd whereas Midland wasn’t challenging for me.”
Dubé thinks that Eckerd offers better opportunities for him and he really enjoys being so close to home.
“Eckerd is teaching me to be a better person and Midland focused on the importance of good grades,” Dubé said.
Although Dubé’s experience at Midland has ended, he learned how to live on his own and how to be independent because he was so far from home.
Dubé aims to teach his soccer players that everything in high school season is temporary and mental. Once students surpass that, they must stay focused and keep themselves humble. He also wants to prevent his players from getting mad at the referees.
Dubé said, “If I can help these kids in anyway then it makes me happy and I want to do so.”