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A Leader on the Field and in the Classroom

James Stinnett finished his soccer career in which he was a part of the winningest class in school history.

James Stinnett just finished a stellar soccer career for Mercer County, but soccer is not where he shined the most.

Stinnett, who is currently at the top of the class of 2015, holds a 4.0 GPA and attended the Governor’s Scholar Program this past summer.

The senior was also a captain of the soccer team, where he scored 11 goals and assisted on 11 more in his final season.

In his four years, he was also a part of the winningest class in Mercer County soccer history, in which the team compiled a 64-18-8 record. In those four years, the teams won three district titles, were 12th region runners-up twice and won the 12th region title in 2012.

“Having that much success really defined my high school soccer career. All the championships showed that with hard work and dedication your goals can be accomplished,” said Stinnett.

Stinnett credits his success and hard work to his coaches.

“Our coaches always stressed grades before soccer, but they also did a good job of pushing us in practice,” said Stinnett.

Check out this weeks edition of the Harrodsburg Herald for the rest of the story.

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