Hornet of the Week: Vishal Patel

The Flour Bluff Athletics Hornet of the Week is Vishal Patel. Vishal is a multi-sport athlete for the Hornets. He is a runner on the Hornet Cross Country Team. Vishal follows his three brothers Nikesh, Dillon, and Kunal in being a standout student-athlete on the Hornet Boys’ Soccer Team. On the field, Vishal has been awarded Second Team All-District for his Defensive play. Off the field, Vishal is a member of the Flour Bluff University Preparatory Program. His academic success in both his high school and TAMUCC courses have resulted in him being named twice as Academic All District and being inducted into the National Honor Society. Vishal is also involved in other numerous high school clubs and organizations. After high school, he plans on attending the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.  Vishal is the personification of the Hornet characteristics of class, pride, and heart.

What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?

The thing I enjoy most is the bond and memories I’m making with my teammates.

Who has the best nickname on the team, and what is it?

I have the best nickname on the team, and it’s sticker burr.

What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?

I’m involved in many organizations that require you to be very active in giving back to the community.

What are your plans after graduation?

My plan after graduation is to attend McCombs School of Business at UT.

What is your favorite sports-related movie?

My favorite soccer-related movie is Underdogs.

Do you have a favorite pro team.

My favorite pro football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Do you have a favorite quote you live by?

“Practice like you’ve never won. Play like you’ve never lost.” – Michael Jordan

What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?

Sunday Best by Surfaces

Do you have any special talents, or is there something surprising about you that others might not know about you?

I’m a very good baker and a good Fortnite player.


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