Athlete of the Week: Amer Iriskic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.---Our Athlete of the Week comes to us from Mandarin High School - but that's not where his story began.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.---Our Athlete of the Week comes to us from Mandarin High School - but that's not where his story began.

Amer Iriskic, the senior captain of the Mustangs boy's soccer team, was actually born in Bosnia.

He lived in a small war-torn town.

His family moved to the United States when he was just two-years-old to escape the civil war going on in his country.

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Fast forward to today, after three seasons and a trip to the final four with the Mustangs..

He's hoping to play soccer at the next level.

For him, the opportunity is a result of that tough decision his parents made 15 years ago.

If you know of a student-athlete who is doing well in the sport or sports they play and in the classroom and should be recognized as our athlete of the week.

Fill out the Athlete of the Week form here on firstcoastnews.com.

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