BECKLEY, WV- Not too far from home after graduating from Greenbrier East in June, Gatorade West Virginia soccer player of the year Adam Seams is settling in at his new home just 45 minutes up the road at West Virginia Tech.
Few athletes manage to excel in multiple sports. However, Seams, a student-athlete for the Golden Bears, is defying the odds by demonstrating exceptional proficiency in both soccer and basketball. Known for being an incredible person and student off the field and a talented player on it, his athletic versatility and commitment to both sports have not gone unnoticed, earning him accolades and admiration from his peers, coaches, and his hometown community.
In soccer, Seams is a force to be reckoned with. His agility, speed, and tactical intelligence make him a formidable presence on the field. For his position, he is known for his ability to control the game’s tempo, his precise passing, and his knack for scoring goals in crucial moments.
On the basketball court, Seams exhibits a different set of skills but with the same intensity and passion. As a point guard, he is the team’s playmaker, known for his quick decision-making, accurate shooting, and defensive skills. His leadership on the court was instrumental in guiding his Spartans through several challenging moments, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile athlete.
With soccer season underway, Seams has noticed that the speed of the collegiate level does in fact differ from high school, but everything is going well.
“It’s been good. The speed is different, yes,” Seams said.”
Something that stood out for Seams when searching for a college was that WVU Tech offered what he needed and did so without breaking his and his families’ pockets.
“Honestly, the price is the best thing and also one of the only options I had,” Seams stated.
Juggling two sports and classes is surely not easy, but Seams is just taking it all in and will do what he can to succeed over the next few years.
“I will do the best I can,” Seams said.
“The basketball coaches are really flexible and aren’t making me come to practice during soccer. I just have to get shots up on my own,” he added.
But even with all the talent, the all-state selections, and the accolades, Seams does not put sports at the top of his priority list which may come as a surprise to many. In fact, it is almost just the opposite, and he credits his time at Greenbrier East for teaching him to be more than just a two-sport star.
“The most valuable thing I learned may sound a little crazy to people, but the sports aren’t everything and it’s not what I was created for. I am blessed with abilities in sports to reach people. Sports were my way to reach and spread love to people and that was really important,” he explained.
Reaching people is sure to continue for him and he also has found his true self through another relationship.
“The lesson also helps me live life to the fullest. Spreading love and caring for others, knowing that there’s more to life when you care for others and not yourself. It’s been amazing what God has done for me in the past two years. Been ups and downs, but I’ve realized that without God and my relationship with him I struggle more in life than enjoying it,” Seams concluded.
Once soccer ends later this fall, Seams has one week off before he hits the hardwood, but with his priorities in order the way he wants them, the former Spartan star is a shining example at what it means to be a student-athlete, and he has set himself up for more success off of the field and court.
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