This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Nick Plucinski, a junior football player for Barberton High School.
Nick enjoys the community of Barberton and how they get behind the Magics football team.
“The support is helping us out on our journey through the season,” Plucinski said.
A two-sport athlete, Nick plays football for coach Tony Gotto and baseball coach Steve Fasig. Gotto had some great words for the junior linebacker who had a big impact in Week 1 against neighboring rival Norton.
“He had the play of the game when he blocked the overtime extra point to seal the deal,” Gotto said.
Gotto also spoke to his academic success as well, pointing to his sophomore year in which he played baseball.
“As a sophomore last spring during baseball season, Nick was an all-district catcher and batted .460 while maintaining a 3.95 GPA.”
Nick is also a part of the Drug Free Club at Barberton High School, and he prides himself on working hard both on the field and in the classroom.
“It’s very hard, but you have to stay up and grind it out,” he says.
We wish Nick the best in all of his future endeavors.