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Larkin Scores Most Goals in State History

William Lewis
Larkin during his junior season

From a near career-ending injury on the ice to being the top goal scorer in the Kentucky High School Hockey Association, Andrew Larkin has made history in the sport of hockey. Scoring 127 goals in his career as a Tiger, Larkin is the all-time leader in points in Kentucky.

The Tigers have played the best they have in years. Going to the state championship for the first time in 20 years, this team hasn’t had this much success or talent in years.

After a devastating fall during a regular season match last year, Larkin was seriously concussed and went under the knife for a serious shoulder surgery to repair his collarbone. He missed the remainder of his season and spent a large amount of time in physical therapy.

“This was a journey that required lots of hard work to make it back before the season was over,” Larkin said about his injury.

Although scoring goals is almost every hockey player’s motivation, Larkin’s drive on the ice was out of a desire for pure teamwork and competitiveness.

“What motivated me to get this accomplishment was wanting to win,” Larkin said. “I did whatever I could to help the team win and this led to scoring the goals. I didn’t set any specific goals because I just wanted to go out and score as much as I could and not let a number affect the way I play.”

Andrew crushing Trinity in last years rivalry game (Capturedbysquilly)

He knows that there is no ‘I’ in TEAM. Despite having the most goals in Tiger history, he knows that the accomplishment was achieved with opportunity given to him by his teammates and coaches.

“My coaches helped me by trusting me to make the right decisions with the puck,” he added. “They put me on the ice when we needed to score or a shift in momentum. Teamwork is so important in the sport of hockey because you’re constantly passing the puck and it’s rare to score a goal by doing something by yourself.”

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Charles Wiebe
Charles Wiebe, Staff Writer

Charles is a senior at Saint Xavier and loves to develop his creativity through his passion for music. Many refer to him as the ‘Magic Man’ likely due to his astonishing career in the classroom and out on the field. He loves hanging out with his buddies and having a good time. He is anticipated to participate in senior fun such as going to football, basketball and soccer games and doing everything he can with the Tigers!

William Lewis
William Lewis, Photographer
William Lewis is an avid golf player. He loves to throw down a wager as he only plays good when there’s something on the line. He also believes UK will win the college football playoffs. He is extremely excited to get his max contract extension with the xavier news team.
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