Jack Hu ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Camberwell Grammar School
  • Melbourne, INTERNATIONAL
  • Men's Soccer
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Jack Hu's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Club:
FC Bulleen Lions
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
135
Dominant Foot:
Left
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
GK

Personal Statement

Serendipity

The Aussie sun beat down on my exposed skin as I prepared for my first NPL trial. On the back of a successful season with my club’s and school’s A team, as well as playing up two age group, I felt like I had the world at my feet. Despite just starting to play a few years ago, I felt like I was prepared. Little did I know the uphill battle which I was about to encounter.

NPL teams only have one keeper per age group, and most clubs have already offered their keeper a retention spot, so, performing well doesn’t always result in success, put simply, I was not offered a place. This prompted me to go to my backup club. Upon arriving to the facilities, I was told to put on a bib and join the group already warming up. I was confused as I’d been told that there were separate keeper trials, but I went with the flow. Little did I know that these trials were for another age group, as a result, I was automatically rejected.

When I received the two emails regarding my results, I was firmly brought back to ground, but more than ever, determined to work even harder, so when my U15 coach sent emails touching on early pre- season training work in boxing, I immediately signed up, still optimistic that one day I can reach the top. On the first day of the sessions I walked straight into the gym where these sessions were conducted expecting a whole room full of chatter, but it was empty... I was the only one who turned up. For the whole pre-season, I trained one on one with an instructor, during that period, I got a lot stronger and more agile, honing my reflexes as well as receiving high quality training in a new sport.

One lunchtime later that year, an invitation was extended to my club to trial for the Melbourne Victory Academy, it was forwarded to my whole team. I went to the trial more confident in my physical ability and determined to get a spot. In the scorching sun I played my heart out, ensuring it stays on the pitch after. They said they will reply to all successful applicants within 48 hours. My heart sank when that deadline had passed. I realized that was it. Possibly my only chance. Blown. Despite this, I reflected on one of my past trials, which I failed as I was too shy to speak up, so I took a huge leap of faith into the dark and reached out to the coach in a last gasp effort. He apologized for not informing me that I had made it to the next phase but congratulated me for being the only one at my club to make it. This phase was intense, everyone here apart from me and 2 others had just participated in and won nationals. The quality of players was drastically better, the pace, significantly higher, even the goalkeepers. However, I kept ‘grinding’ and kept up. When I finally received an email notifying me that I was accepted into the program I lept with joy, ten feet off the ground. The year that followed was truly a turbulent one, one filled with many injuries, but an experience which I will cherish for the rest of my life, not only for the newfound friendships, but also the higher quality of oppositions, and teammates.

As I reflect on my turbulent journey from 2016 and 2017, I have realized that not making the two NPL teams were truly a blessing in disguise, not only have I improved considerably on the pitch, but I’ve also grown as a person off it.

Now, if you've read this far, I urge you to check out my co-curricular involvements, and try find a more diverse student athlete.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #1
  • 2018 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2019 FC Bulleen Lions (National Premier League U18)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 FC Bulleen Lions (National Premier League U16)
  • Notes: Runner Up MVP
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 FC Bulleen Lions (National Premier League U18)
  • 2018 FC Bulleen Lions (INTERNATIONAL) (National Premier League )
  • Notes: 24 appearances in U15, not 27
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Riversdale Soccer Club (Community “A” League)
  • Notes: Played half the matches due to Melbourne Victory’s full time program
  • 2017 Melbourne Victory Football Club U15 (A League academy)
  • Notes: Played friendlies against U16 and U15 NPL clubs, while training full time. Trained up with U20s once.
  • 2016 Riversdale Soccer Club (Community “A” League)
  • Notes: Played and trained up two age groups as well as playing in my own.

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Harry Bingham
  • Club Director
  • Boris Ivanov

Additional Sports

  • Track
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Bronze Medal in House Athletics Competition (points earned)
  • Tennis
  • 4 Years
  • Freshman Team

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Camberwell Grammar School
State:
International
Enrollment:
1286
Phone:
139-835-1777

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Maths Extension English Enhancement Latin Honours
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Biology
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2019: National Academic Decathlon 5th
  • Award
    • with 2nd in code breaking and 3rd in science
  • Award
    • 4th in maths
  • Award
    • State Brainbee Team Champions
  • Award
    • English Enhancement Class
  • Award
    • Academic Excellence 2018 English Enhancement Class
  • Award
    • Maths Extension Class (2016-2018)
  • Award
    • Academic Excellence (Top 10% of CGS Cohort Semester 1 as well as Semester 2)
  • Award
    • Outstanding (Top 1%) in Australian Geography Competition
  • Award
    • High Distinction in Australian Maths Competition and International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Science Competition
  • Award
    • Distinction in Categorical and Algorithmical Thinking
  • Award
    • AMEB Practice of Music Grade 5
  • Award
    • HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Level 5 (highest 6) 2017 Middle School Enrichment 2016-2017
  • Award
    • Roystead Award for Integrity
  • Award
    • Courtesy
  • Award
    • Industry
  • Award
    • Sportsmanship
  • Award
    • Responsibility and Service High Distinction in Australian History Competition and Australian Geography Competition
  • Award
    • Distinction in Australian Maths Competition and Categorical and Algorithmically Thinking Competition
  • Award
    • Middle School Award for
  • Activity
    • 2019: National Da Vinci Decathlon
  • Activity
    • State Da Vinci Decathlon
  • Activity
    • State Brainbee
  • Activity
    • Lord Mayor's Youth In Philanthropy
  • Activity
    • Senior School Chamber Orchestra 2nd desk 2018-2019
  • Activity
    • Senior School Choir 2015-2019
  • Activity
    • Senior School Orchestra 2018-2019
  • Activity
    • House Music Instrumental group
  • Activity
    • House Music 2nd
  • Activity
    • Gladwyn Cup Model UN
  • Activity
    • Corporal in Australian Army Cadets 2018: Constitutional Convention
  • Activity
    • Captain of The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad team(Silver Certificate)
  • Activity
    • Cadet Junior Leadership Course 2/18
  • Activity
    • House Debating Runners Up
  • Activity
    • House Drama Cast 3rd Place (Received Prize for best Vocal Number)
  • Activity
    • Volunteering at the Salvation Army Store
  • Activity
    • Camberwell Grammar Debater's Association of Victoria Debating Team
  • Activity
    • Camberwell Grammar Poster Design 2nd Prize 2017: State Maths Games Day Team Captain (7th)
  • Activity
    • State DaVinci Decathlon team (2nd)
  • Activity
    • Volunteer For Smith Family Foundation Student 2 Student Reading Program
  • Activity
    • Projec10 Fundraising Team
  • Activity
    • Middle School Angliss Strings 1st Desk
  • Activity
    • Middle School Orchestra 1st Desk

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2019 FC Bulleen 2019 FC Bulleen 2018 FC Bulleen 2018 FC Bulleen
Shutouts 1 3 5 7
Goals Against Avg. 0.5 0 1.05
Games Played 3 17 1 24
Record 3-0-0 10-3-4 16-4-4
Assists 1 2
Goals 0
Shots on Goal 0
 

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