Kerri Hofacker: WHSV Student Athlete of the Week April 25


Harrisonburg High School's Kerri Hofacker excels in three sports for the Streaks. She's a leader in all areas, including the classroom.

Kerri is a four-year letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball. Kerri is also captain of all three teams.

"If coach says hustle somewhere, I'll be the first one that starts running, just so the other, it's like a domino effect basically with the team," said Kerri.

Suzie Bocock, Kerri's softball coach, described how Kerri brings out the best in her team.

"She shows the others ones how to, you know, the work ethic for being a good softball player. She's always out here putting 110 percent in and the other girls see that and it picks up from there,” said Bocock.

Kerri is also a leader in the academic department. When playing three sports, you don't get a break, but Kerri still hits the books hard enough to maintain a 4.1 GPA.

"I mean my dad's always instilled in me that I'm a student athlete and the student part comes first, so if my academics are failing because of my athletics, then he's always told me my athletics will go away," said Kerri.

Valerie Kibler, Kerri's English teacher, said Kerri's success comes from knowing her limits.

"Obviously she knows how to budget her time and is very comprehensive in knowing her limits. She doesn't take on more than she can do, but at the same time she's always making good decisions,” said Kibler.

Kerri has a big decision to make in the coming weeks. She's narrowed her college choices down to two division one schools in the Commonwealth, hopefully, to continue her career on the diamond.

"Well I'm either going to James Madison or Virginia Tech to play softball and major in physical therapy," said Kerri.


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