Arturo Marquez Named Male Athlete of the 2017 Fall Season

November 20, 2017
Now in its fourth year, the West Chicago Community High School Athlete of the Season is a way to recognize student athletes who have made a great contribution to the school. For the fall 2017 season, Arturo Marquez is one of two male athletes selected for this honor.
Currently a senior and team captain, Marquez has played soccer his entire high school career, earning a varsity berth beginning sophomore year. He is a member of the West Chicago Community High School’s 2017 Regional Championship Soccer team. He was named all-conference and all-sectional, named to the Daily Herald’s DuPage County All-Area Soccer Team, and to the Joe Novy Invitational all-tourney team.
When asked who inspires him as an athlete, Marquez mentions international soccer players Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi. Marquez states, “These players are some of the most humble players I’ve ever seen. Their techniques and IQ of the game are unbelievable. They are team players and work their tails off, and when they do that, this affects the team in a good way.”
After high school Marquez plans to play soccer while attending a university to major in kinesiology or exercise science. He is currently considering NIU, UIC, DePaul, Dominican University and Concordia.

When asked what advice he would pass on to future WCCHS student athletes, Marquez says, “Work hard and relieve yourself from any self-doubt or nerves you might feel. Just enjoy the game and you can strive from there.”

Becky Koltz, (630) 876-6215