Jake Jestings, son of Lee and Joni Jestings, is a senior at Brentwood Academy and this week’s Kerr & Co. Realty Athlete of the Week.
He is a member of the Varsity Boys Soccer Team and plays the positions of outside mid and forward. This season in a game against Station Camp, he drew a penalty kick that gave the team a 2-1 lead.
Jestings said he started playing soccer for fun when he was in 8th grade and decided to continue in high school, becoming more competitive. He started playing club soccer in 10th grade.
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “My teammates inspire me. I enjoy getting better with them as well as becoming closer friends.”
One of his biggest role models is his father, Lee. “My Dad always works hard at what he does. He always goes out of his way to make sure other people are happy. He is fun to be around and has a great sense of humor.”
Jestings describes himself as driven, happy and optimistic. Outside of soccer, he enjoys playing guitar, fishing and golfing.
In the fall, he plans to attend Texas Christian University where he will major in business. One day, he hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an entrepreneur.