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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Juan Perez, boys soccer

Juan Perez

Juan Perez

  • Grade: 9
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Position: Striker
  • Age Started Playing:  13

How would other people describe you as an athlete?


How and why did you start playing? 

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 Seventh grade, because my friend told me to do it.

Describe how you prepare before a game/tournament. 

I listen to music, I try to I just be silent and process my thoughts.

For people that have never played your sport, what do you think the average person gets wrong about it? 

That it’s easy.

What personal superstitions or traditions do you have before, during or after a game? 

For every game I listen to a specific song like over and over  like Frank Ocean.

Tell us about your favorite memory as an athlete either on or off the field. 

Eighth grade winning against the woodlands and celebrating with my friends after.

As an athlete, who is someone you are thankful for and why? 

My teammates, they bring me up whenever I’m down, because I’m very negative about myself. 

What advice would you give to your younger self when you began playing? 

Try to ignore outside thoughts from other people or even from yourself.

What’s on your sports bucket list?

Win a high school playoff game.


  • Pre-Game Meal:  Subway
  • Post-Game Meal: Wingstop
  •  Exercise: Squats
  • Hype Music: Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, and Hermanos Espinoza
  • Sports Movie/TV Show: “Ted Lasso”
  • Coach: Diaz and coach Mede

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Juliana Flores is part of staff as a photographer, this is her first year in staff.  She lives in Conroe and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and listening to music.
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