Athlete Spotlight: Drew Pedersen


Pederson against Clackamas High School (Photo by Brayan Puilido)

Jesuit’s Men’s Varsity soccer team’s starting striker, Drew Pedersen, has had a hot start to the season. Pedersen has scored 4 goals in 6 games this season and aims to beat his personal record of 11 goals last season. 

“I should be able to beat it if we keep playing well. We also have a longer season with more games this year,” Pedersen said.

He scored against Summit during the first game of the season, Central Catholic in the Holy War, and completed a brace in the Forest Grove game. 

He has enjoyed the start of the season so far leading the team to a 5-2 record. 

“It’s easy when I have great players around me.”

 A lethal finisher and a great team player. He has 3 assists to add to his 4 goals too. 

Drew Pedersen is a great athlete and a well liked student. Going into his junior year he is managing his academics and sports very well. 

“It is good to be on campus again but going into junior year is a little stressful but it will be good.” 

His favorite class is history with Mr. Paul Klausenburger. He also finished his community service this summer with PT&E, a non-profit community service organization that teaches kids tennis.

“I had a really good time there and now I am writing my service paper about it.”

He is positive about the start of his junior year and intends to keep the Jesuit men’s soccer team on their winning streak until the end of the regular season.