Student of the Issue: Jake Hodlofski


J. Hodlofski / M. McCool

Max McCool

Jake Hodlofski achieves greatness in and out of the classroom, and on and off the field.

J. Hodlofski / M. McCool
J. Hodlofski / M. McCool

Jake Hodlofski is known as one of the nicest kids in the Freshman class. He is a great athlete who played goalie for the varsity soccer team. Jake also works very hard in the classroom and prides himself on receiving first or second honors each quarter.

Where are you from?
I am from West Chester Pennsylvania.

What do you like to do on your free time?
I like to spend time with my family and play soccer.

Tell me a little bit more about your family.
I have a younger brother that goes to Sts. Peter and Paul. He likes to build legos and play soccer. I [also] have an older sister who is a junior at Bishop Shanahan. She is training to be a nurse at Allied Health.

What activities do you participate in here at Malvern?
I was on the freshman basketball team and I played goalie for the varsity soccer team

How did you handle the pressure of being a huge part of a varsity sports team as a freshman?
My teammates helped me through it a lot. The seniors were very supportive and made me feel welcomed.

What are you looking forward to this summer?
I am looking forward to going to the beach – [specifically] Ocean City, New Jersey, and playing in soccer tournaments for my club team.

What are you looking forward to and what are your goals in the future of your Malvern career?
I am looking forward to continuing to play soccer and hopefully winning an Inter-Ac Championship. Also, I want to keep good grades and continue to get First Honors each quarter.

What has been your best moment at Malvern?
I think it would have to be making the varsity soccer team.

What was this process like and did you expect to make the team?
We had two-a-day tryouts for about a week, and on the second day, the teams got split up. I was put with the varsity players and I was very relieved because I work so hard at soccer and was nervous to see if I would make the team or not.

What was your favorite moment of the season?
We tied Haverford, our rival, during our last home game under the lights on the turf. That was a special night because all the upperclassman played really well in their last game at home.

If the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do today?
I would just spend time with my family.