Sunday, February 25, 2024

Joe Bernstein named Independence Athlete of the Week

Independence goalkeeper Joe Bernstein has been named Independence Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14. Bernstein helped lead the Blue Devils to eight straight wins and set a new school record for shutouts by a goalkeeper.

Bernstein allowed just six goals in that eight-game win streak while the team scored 46.

He stopped a potential game-tying goal against Lake Ridge Academy with a tremendous diving save and has earned the school record out right for most shutouts in a career by a goalie.

The Joe Bernstein File:

Class: Senior
Age: 17
Sport: Boy Soccer
Family: Parents: Ron & Kelli, Brothers: Justin, Ryan, Nathan
Favorite Food: Pasta or Chipotle
Favorite Hobby: Hanging with friends
Favorite Athletes: Manuel Neuer & Tim Howard
Favorite Film: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Indians
Best Advice: In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
 

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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