SPOTLIGHT: L’Anse Creuse North Soccer Player wins Fan Choice Award

Seth Locklear voted “Favorite Defender”

Seth posing for senior pictures. Photo by Justin Duff.
Seth posing for senior pictures. Photo by Justin Duff. (2019)
  • Favorite subject is math
  • Also plays lacrosse
  • Enjoys playing Rainbow 6 video game
  • Favorite snack is yogurt

L'Anse Creuse North – Seth Locklear is Local 4′s 4Frenzy Fall Fan Choice Award winner for “Favorite Defender" in soccer. His first experience with the sport was at 4 years old. Now at 17 and a senior in high school, Seth’s love for the game has grown.

"I don't really know why or how to explain why I love soccer, I just always have," he says.

Throughout his high school career, Seth said that his biggest challenge was getting injured during a game his 10th grade year. “I fractured my knee,” he says. “I was going in for the ball and got side tackled.”

Seth says he put a brace on his leg and played through the pain for the rest of the game. After recovering, Seth was chosen as captain of his JV soccer team.

Seth in action on the field!
Seth in action on the field! (2019)

Now that he is in his final year of high school, Seth shared a few goals he set for himself and his team before he waves goodbye. "My goal is really just to make it to the State Cup before going to college," he says. "State Cup is like a tournament for travel teams."

State Cup is the first level of competition in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Teams who win the State Cup earn the right to represent Michigan at regional and potentially national competitions.

Seth also has hopes of playing soccer in college and then going professional like his favorite star athlete. “My favorite pro-soccer player is Wayne Rooney because his mentality is always positive, and he’s hardworking,” says Seth.

Special thank you to DMC Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Hungry Howie’s, Meijer, Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers, and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation for being our Fall 2019 Fan Choice Award Sponsors!