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Buck a Hidden Gem of Nonnewaug Soccer, Basketball

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Carson Buck (19) passes the ball during Nonnewaug’s night game against Wamogo. His contributions to the team go deeper than just a pass on the field: Buck is consistently there for his teammates. (Courtesy of Nonnewaug Boys Soccer/Facebook)

WOODBURY — In the world of high school sports, where the eyes are often on the star players scoring goals or making game-winning shots, there are hidden assets within teams that allow the group to showcase their chemistry and make deep runs to history. 

Carson Buck, an individual whose impact on his teams goes far beyond the field, showcases the true essence of being the dream teammate.

“He was a leader on our team and he brought passion and energy to every practice and game,” said senior soccer captain Nick Higgins.

Buck helped the soccer team to a 12-5-2 record and a run to the Class M quarterfinals. 

“Carson is one of my best friends and always supports me,” Higgins added. 

On the soccer field, Buck was known for his unwavering determination and drive to win each and every game, but it was his off-the-field energy that truly sets him apart from everyone else.

Teammates say he has a natural ability to bring the team together and makes each team develop the family-like bonds coaches dream of. 

Buck has been playing basketball for his entire life. He started on local recreational teams, and now he plays varsity basketball for Nonnewaug. Buck’s passion for basketball has led him to opportunities such as Point Guard College, a basketball camp. 

“The camp helped me appreciate the game more,” Buck said, “and helped me develop into a better player and teammate.”

Brady Herman, a sophomore on the basketball team, appreciates the support Buck has given him and his peers. 

“Carson has helped me,” Herman said, “and all the underclassmen find our place on this team.”

Buck’s role as a team player has helped Nonnewaug boys basketball to a 12-3 record, tied atop the Berkshire League standings with two league games remaining.

“Carson is great teammate and supports every player, no matter JV or varsity,” Nonnewaug basketball coach Tim Fitzpatrick said. 

In the future, Buck looks forward to college while continuing his interest in sports. His sights are set on majoring in a business-related field, and his goal is to use his gained knowledge of business and sports to find a career. 

About the Contributor
Ben Roden '24
Ben Roden '24, Reporter
Ben Roden is a sports writer for the Chief Advocate. Ben lives in Woodbury and is a senior at Nonnewaug, He plays football and basketball for Nonnewaug. He enjoys writing about sports and school events.
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