Alex Hoberman, Adam Liu Named Scholar-Athletes

Alex was named Scholar-Athlete for soccer, and Adam for ice hockey.  They will be honored — along with seniors from Staples’ 31 other varsity sports — at a special dinner on Sunday, June 7 (Continental Manor, 5 p.m.).

The Scholar-Athlete banquet — now in its 8th year — is one of Staples’ most enjoyable traditions.  Each athlete is asked a question pertaining to his or her athletic, academic or extracurricular interests.  Their quick responses provide intriguing insights into the depth and breadth of Staples’ student-athletes.  Boys soccer coach Dan Woog is emcee.

Alex Hoberman

Alex Hoberman

As tri-captain of the boys soccer team, Alex Hoberman led the Wreckers to the most wins in their 50-year history, as well as an FCIAC championship and state “LL” semifinal appearance.  League coaches chose him for the FCIAC All-Division team.  He also was selected to play in the Senior Bowl, and received Norwalk Hour All-Area honors.

Alex serves Staples as president of Student Assembly, and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He also volunteers with autistic children, through the Friendship Circle.  His GPA is 3.94.

Woog praised: “They don’t come any better than Alex.  He was an anchor at midfield, and led by example in everything he did.  He is a role model, a leader, and a superb young man.”  Alex will attend Emory University this fall.

Adam Liu

Adam Liu

A two-sport captain, Adam Liu’s accolades include hockey’s Coach’s Award, and soccer’s Block “S” Most Valuable Player and All-FCIAC first team.

Adam has amassed scholastic honors too:  Academic Excellence and “Most Interested” in Chinese, as well as “Most Interested” in Italian.  A lover of languages, he studied last summer at Middlebury College’s intensive Chinese language program.  He is also a musician, excelling at cello.

Hockey coach Ralph Unker called Adam “the consummate student-athlete.  His contributions to the team are unmatched.”  Adam will attend Middlebury College this fall.

(Click here for ticket information for the Scholar-Athlete dinner.)

One response to “Alex Hoberman, Adam Liu Named Scholar-Athletes

  1. Henrick Jamison

    Bravo boys!

    I have always considered myself as a “Superfan,” just like the high school students – especially like Nicolas Weir. I’ve attended most of the games and I saw the intensity and the leadership of both captains on the field. Alex Hoberman, more notably known as “Hobie” was a key player in the midfield and he spoke loudly to control the heart of the team. Adam Liu has catlike reflexes and pounces on the balls whenever possible. His command to his defensive players helped Staples win the FCIACs. They will be two tough captains to replace, but hopefully the juniors will be able to pick up the season where they left off. Good luck next fall. Hope to see you all there.


    “We may not have the best players on the field, but we have the best leaders on the field.”

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