Zachary Hart

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Zachary Hart

Aurora, OH
5' 11"
Center Defender
Black Rock FC
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I currently attend Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio where I work with Coach Herb Haller. I have aspirations to play at the collegiate level. I have experience playing a variety of defensive positions. I have a strong work ethic. I am also a successful student-athlete.

Activities and Hobbies: Second Degree Black Belt Taekwondo, PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Certified Diver, Violin student at the Aurora School of Music, Ecology, Archery and Riflery, Outdoor Activities, Travel, and Food

My idols: Sandra Day O’Connor, Clarence Thomas, and Michael Jordan

Favorite Soccer Teams: FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich • Favorite Players: Neymar, Messi, Pele, Puyol, and Pique

Potential Job Interests: Business and/or Law



Western Reserve Academy High School Soccer (Center Defender). November 2020 Selected as Varsity Senior Team Captain for 2021-2022

  • July 2020- November 2021
  • Second Team Tri County Conference (TCC)
  • Second Team Division 3 Greater Akron Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (GASSCA)

Hawken High School Soccer
(Center Defender) July 2019-November 2019

  • Varsity Team Captain
  • MVP Award Recipient
  • First Team Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC)
  • First Team Division 2 Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (GCSSCA)
  • Second Team Cleveland News-Herald All-Star
  • Hawken Representative at the Cleveland Sports Leadership Program
  • Awarded Second Team All Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC)

Everest Soccer Club
(Center Defender) November 2020-June 2021

  • First Team Rostered Player for U18 and U19
  • Team Leader/Captain (U18) November 2019- June 2020
  • First Team Rostered Player for U17, U18, and U19
  • Team Leader/Captain (U17) November 2018-June 2019
  • Team Leader/Captain (U16)
  • United States Youth Soccer State Cup Finalists
  • Great Lakes Alliance Quarter Finalists
  • Team Record 18-6-4 (2003 birth year)
  • Team Ranked Top 5 in Ohio North by GOT Soccer Internationals Development Academy Soccer Team (Outside Back) February 2017- July 2018
  • Accepted to Full-Roster Internationals Academy Soccer Team (DA-Under 15) •
  • Ranked Top 25 in United States
  • Ranked 6th in Mid-America Central Division


Community Based Engagement

  • Chagrin Falls Park Community Center Chagrin Falls, OH
    • Young Scholars Program- Youth Tutor November 2018 – March 2020
      • Tutored at-risk youth on a weekly basis
      • Recipient of Hawken’s prestigious 2019 Geller Fund Award for the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center Youth Program
  • Salvation Army’s Zelma George Homeless Shelter Cleveland, OH Youth Program Volunteer November 2018- March 2020
    • Aided children, on a biweekly basis, who experienced homelessness in the greater Cleveland Area

School Based Extracurricular Activities

  • Western Reserve Academy’s Mock Trial Team Defense Attorney
    • Created and presented arguments for the WRA Mock Trial Team in competition
  • Board Member: Hawken Geller Fund
    • Determined / Awarded Grant Fund Allocation for Charitable Organizations
  • Hawken Marine Conservation Club: President (2019-2020), Member (2018-2020)
    • Educated the Hawken student body about marine conservation, established annual beach cleanups at Lake Erie, and led monthly meetings
  • Hawken Red Key Member
    • Hawken School Ambassador and Representative – worked with admissions and host acted as host for incoming students
  • Hawken Math and Spanish Tutor
    • Tutored and helped underclassman and classmates on academic assignments



  • Western Reserve Academy Hudson, OH
    Co-Educational Boarding School August 2020 – Present

    • ACT: 31 Superscore
    • Advanced Courses: College Level Calculus AB, College Level Spanish, College Level Economics
  • Hawken School Gates Mills, OH
    Co-Educational College Preparatory School August 2014 – June 2020

    • Cumulative GPA: 4.04/4.0
    • Advanced Courses: Honors Pre-Calculus AB, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Geometry, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Spanish 3, Honor Spanish 2, Honors Economics and Marketing, Honors Entrepreneurship and Design
    • Notable Courses: Honors Entrepreneurship Macro Course, In Pursuit of Justice, Fabrication and Design Engineering Lab
  • Academic Experiences
    • University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA | Leadership in the Business World (LBW) – Summer Participant Summer 2021
      • Highly selective intensive program for rising high school juniors
      • Attended lectures and presentations from outstanding Wharton faculty and guest speakers
      • Participated in classroom discussions about core business subjects, including research-based theories of leadership and teamwork
      • Visited business enterprises and spoke with successful leaders across the industries of finance, entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate, retail, and more
      • Enhanced leadership skills by working collaboratively to design and present an original business plan to be evaluated by a panel of business professionals
    • Western Reserve Academy Hudson, OH | WRA Fund– Independent Student Project Spring 2021
    • Hawken School Gates Mills, OH | Hawken Philanthropy Leadership Board (HPLB)– Independent Student Project May 2020 – June 2020
      • Established and created HPLB, which is a philanthropy initiative that allows student board members to obtain real life experience in a board setting including project management and school wide education initiatives
      • Developed a proposal and obtained administration support to create HPBL
      • Selected a fellow student to co-found the project due to its scope and size
      • Created a faculty selection committee responsible for reviewing and choosing student board members
      • Interviewed representatives from over 20 different colleges, high schools, and nonprofit organizations
      • Analyzed over 300+ student and alumni survey respondents
      • 20% of eligible student body applied for HPLB, it is now considered a highly prestigious student leadership opportunity
      • Featured in Hawken Schools 2020 Annual Report
    • Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland’s Veteran Affairs Hospital Cleveland, OH | Hawken STEMM Program- Student Participant August 2018 – November 2019
      • Program consisted of three semester long areas of focus: Scientific Research I develops scientific reading comprehension and critical thinking, Scientific Research II challenges students to identify an individual mentor within the scientific field, review journal articles on topics related to study and must complete a summer research project, Scientific Research III, develops student skills in scientific writing and oral presentations as students write an abstract and prepare a professional poster
      • Worked with Dr. Carey Shive and Dr. Donald Anthony to analyze blood samples and performed statistical analysis using Flow Cytometry programs
      • Conducted research analyzing CD57 an PD1 isotype expressions on live gated CD3+ and CD8+ T-Cell
      • Concluded that PD-1’s isotype expressions were unexpected on live gated CD3+ and CD8+ cells where as CD57’s isotype expressions were expected on live gated CD3+ and CD8+
      • Completed over 250 hours of practical on-site work in a lab environment
      • Compiled data, analyzed results, and presented findings to Case department heads and Hawken’s scientific panel