Ken Wunderley profiles Post-Gazette Player of the Year Jake Dixon of Bethel Park. Read his story below.
(Photo: Bethel Park's Jake Dixon is heading to Lewis College. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
Jake Dixon's years of competing as a multi-sport athlete at Bethel Park High School have come to an end. His collegiate volleyball career at Lewis College will begin in a couple months, but he already misses football and basketball.
"I was at the high school last week and saw the football team holding a conditioning workout," said Dixon, a four-year starter for the Black Hawks volleyball squad and a three-year starter for football and basketball teams. "I wanted to go out and join them, but my football and basketball careers are over. I have to concentrate on volleyball."
And that's just what Dixon will do before move-in day Aug. 23 at Lewis College.
"At the end of the month, I will be competing at Junior Nationals for the Pittsburgh Volleyball Club [June 28 to July 2]," said Dixon, who graduated over the weekend. "This will be my fourth trip to nationals with the club."