Reporter Athlete of the Week: Yesmin Rivera

Hazen High School’s Yesmin Rivera, soccer, was selected as the Renton News’s Male Athlete of the Week for March 15.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: English

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Watch soccer games — favorites are Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: An older keeper, Edgar, from my hometown Valle de Siria, Honduras soccer club — who worked with me in training

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Practice, sleep well, eat well, pray for both teams to do well and not get hurt

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: Anuel AA is my favorite singer

From the Sideline

“Yesmin Rivera is Hazen’s starting keeper. He’s played his first few high school contests and has clean sheets — no goals, with eight saves. Yesmin provides solid presence to a good defense with his calm demeanor and take charge attitude. He moved to Hazen last year from Honduras and is a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA.”

— Ken Matthews, head soccer coach