Athlete of the Month: Rosalinda Nava


Itzel Luna

Junior Rosalinda Nava prepares to receive the ball during a varsity soccer game against Cleveland Charter High School on Jan. 30.

Alliana Samonte

Q: Do you enjoy playing soccer?

A: I do enjoy playing it. I like to use practices as stress a reliever.


Q: What have you struggled with while playing soccer?

A: I think something I struggle with the most is having to adapt to playing with new players every year. Like having to get comfortable on and off the field with new girls and having to be able to trust them when it comes to playing with them.


Q: How long have you been playing and the age you started? Why did you want to play soccer?

A: I’ve been playing for about four years now, I started when I was 12. I wanted to start playing because it was something my dad was doing with my brothers and I wanted to be a part of it as well.


Q: What is the best feeling while playing soccer?

A: The best part about playing is probably the feeling we all have as a team after we’ve won a game. Just us all being happy and together knowing we all played a part in getting the win.


Q: What goals are you trying to achieve this season?

A: A goal I wanted to achieve this season would probably be me wanting to become closer to everyone on the team and not have the team separate into little clicks of girls.


Q: How has your experience playing soccer changed you? What have you learned?

A: I definitely think playing has changed me because it put me in a mindset of not only thinking of myself all the time because when you’re apart of a team everything you do can and will affect the team as a whole.