Tesoro midfielder Marcus Huerta has been named this weeks Workhorse of the Week, sponsored by Athlete’s Choice. The junior has known AC owner and Tesoro assistant coach Nick Tintle since the fourth grade and generally works out with him at AC 2-3 times per week during the season. Huerta is honored to be recognized by his coach and trainer for his work ethic.
“It means a whole lot,” Huerta said. “Playing with my teammates everyday, I get motivation from them. Just trying to be the best player that I am, whether that’s practice or in games, or any workouts at Athlete’s Choice.”
Huerta played most of his freshman season at Tesoro on the JV level before being bumped up to varsity. His sophomore season, he competed for an offensive midfield position before finding a spot as the defensive middie. He sees most of his action defensively this season due to some injuries that have hit Tesoro this season, and believes that is where he thrives the most.
“[Huerta] didn’t complain, just worked at being the best d-mid in the league,” Tintle said via text message. “He not only got really good but became one of Tesoro’s best all around defenders.”
The junior looks to Tintle as a mentor and a role model as the two have gone back a number of years.
“[Tintle] has given me a lot of opportunities, not only in lacrosse but outside lacrosse,” Huerta said. “He works with me. He always has something positive to say to me. He’s just a role model to me and I love him for that.”
Not only is his work ethic phenomenal, but so is his mental toughness, according to Tintle.
“He just keeps adapting to any position we put him in,” Tintle said. “[Huerta] doesn’t complain just puts in work and does his best wherever he is on the field … a complete utility player.”
During the offseason, Huerta plans to play for the Team 12 club lacrosse team this summer and to be working out at AC 3-4 times per week.
Tesoro is currently 6-2 on the season.
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