Athlete of the Week: Alex Rivers

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Mercedes Madlock, Sports Writer

This week’s Athlete of the Week is senior Alex Rivers. Alex is a three-year Varsity starter for the Braves soccer team. She is also one of the editors-in-chief of the BSHS newspaper.

How long have you been playing soccer?
14 years

What position do you play?
Goalkeeper

How long have you been playing that position?
8 or 9 years

Are you planning on continuing soccer into college?
Yes, I’ll be playing at Highland Community College.

How do you feel this season differs from last season due to corona, different personnel, coaching, etc.?
This year we have a lot of freshmen that have never played before and that can be really hard.

What is one thing you want to get out of this season?
My main goal this season is to finish at least 500 or better and if we can’t do that then I really just want to help the younger girls get better so that the program grows.

What do you want to leave with underclassmen once you graduate? A piece of advice? A tradition?
Even if the coaches yell at you, you can’t get down about it. You just keep your head held high and keep working hard.

What has been your favorite soccer memory?
My favorite soccer memory has to be freshman year when I got pushed down and Charity Seaton came through and saved the goal. We won that game thanks to her.