Prep Player of the Week: Jhonny Zuniga

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Silver Bluff soccer player Jhonny Zuniga.

JHONNY ZUNIGA

 

SCHOOL: Silver Bluff

Class: Senior

Height: 5-foot-9

WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM: Zuniga has scored six goals and assisted on 12 others to help the Silver Bluff boys soccer team win its first four games and achieve a Class AA state ranking. Silver Bluff has just one senior, Zuniga, but was ranked No. 9 in the state heading into Thursday night's game against Edisto. Zuniga has had a direct involvement in 18 of Silver Bluff's 25 goals.

Q&A

FAVORITE PLAYER: Barcelona striker Lionel Messi

WHERE WERE YOU BORN: Costa Rica. My family moved here when I was 9.

WHY HAS SILVER BLUFF STARTED THE YEAR OFF SO WELL: We have good coaching, some good new freshmen and good chemistry.

PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: My dad

FIRST GOAL: In kindergarten, when I was in Costa Rica.

TV SHOW I DON'T MISS: SportsCenter

WHO'S WINNING THE WORLD CUP: Spain

LAST YEAR: I was injured (knee) playing outside of school and only played three or four games (for Silver Bluff).

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