Cadet Squadron 21
In his words:
“Over the summer I took the powered flight program down at the airfield, and after graduation I’m hoping to attend pilot training. Through the COVID pandemic, I have learned that at a moment’s notice, anything can be stripped away, and I must be grateful for the friends and family I have. I would also like to give a big shout out to SONIC and Peak Bowl for staying open during these tough times.”
JUNIOR YEAR | 2019-20: Made 16 starts in 16 appearances on the year … took nine shots, two on goal … recorded 1,234 minutes on the pitch … Dean’s list … Athletic Director’s list … Academic All-WAC.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2018-19: Appeared in 11 matches making five starts … Dean’s list.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2017-18: Did not see action this season.
Before Air Force:
Club: Two-time Virginia State Cup champion … USYS Region I finalist … USYS national finalist.
High School: Four-time letterman in soccer … two-time letterman in track and one letter in cross country … played for Phil Roper at Kettle Run HS … second-team all-conference as a freshman … first-team all-conference, first-team all-region and first team all-state as a sophomore … first-team all-conference, second-team all-region as a junior … first-team all-state, first-team all-conference, first-team all-region as a senior … 2015 Virginia 3A state champions … 2017 Virginia 4A state champions … first Decile … National Science Honor Society … National Math Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Jim and Robin Cooke with three siblings … member of Cadet Squadron 21 … brother, Shane, played soccer for the University of Virginia … majoring in astronautical engineering … would like to attend pilot training … aspires to one day be an astronaut … hobbies are guitar, Frisbee and ping-pong … favorite sport outside of soccer is baseball … credits oldest brother, Shane, with the greatest influence on his athletic career … favorite athlete is LeBron James … favorite quote is, “Greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.” –Nelson Mandela