Owen Husselbeck has carefully considered his college options, giving each of the possibilities the time and attention such an important decision deserves. After weighing the pros and cons of each school, he has decided that SUNY Plattsburgh and its soccer program are an ideal fit for his interests and talents.
“I chose Plattsburgh because I wanted to play soccer and once I met the coach and saw the facilities I was sold on it,” Mr. Husselbeck said. “I want to study business. I’m looking into doing something related to finance or entrepreneurship.”
Huntington High School senior Owen Husselbeck.
The teenager has been a great player and leader for the Blue Devil soccer program. His coaches and teammates have counted on him to always give his best and he’s never let them down.
Mr. Husselbeck has taken his studies seriously throughout high school and he’s been a fine student. He appears well positioned to achieve success in Plattsburgh’s classrooms.
“Huntington has prepped me for college,” Mr. Husselbeck said. “I definitely feel ready. I’m excited for it. At Plattsburgh, I’ll be getting involved with business related clubs or programs so I can meet people in the same field.”
The senior has carefully chosen his high school courses with an eye on his interests and the future. “I loved taking classes with Ms. [Paige] Tyree, such as Virtual Enterprise because it was so different from normal classes and it prepares and teaches you for the real world,” Mr. Husselbeck said. “I had a ton of other great teachers like Ms. [Camille] Tedeschi and Ms. [Lorena] Hickey.”
Mr. Husselbeck is very closely associated with the Blue Devil soccer program. He has been an integral member of the team throughout high school and been an essential player on the field. He turned in a great senior year, helping lift Huntington to a 13-2 record.
A member of the high school’s National Honor Society chapter, Mr. Husselbeck comes from a family that values a good education. School is important to him, but he hasn’t allowed it to dominate all of his time. He has led a very well balanced life.
“I think it’s important to get involved and have fun,” said Mr. Husselbeck, offering a peak into his philosophy as well as his advice for Huntington’s underclassmen. “It’s time you don’t get back.”
SUNY Plattsburgh enrolls 4,870 undergraduates and 387 graduate level students. International enrollment totals 322 with 57 countries represented Plattsburgh is located about an hour’s drive from Montreal, Lake Placid and Burlington. The school offers more than 60 degree programs spread across its three academic schools.
“I loved high school at Huntington,” Mr. Husselbeck said. “It’s been super fun. Before COVID-19 there were a ton of events and there was always stuff to do. I’ll miss the school related things like soccer season because that’s as fun as it gets playing with all your school friends.”