Hazen High School’s Yesmin Rivera, soccer, was selected as the Renton Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for March 15.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
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