Freshman named one of KJCCC’s Players of the week

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Photo by Mike Abell

By Mac Moore

Freshman Jorge Rivero was named one of the men’s KJCCC/ Verizon Wireless Soccer Players for week four. Rivero scored a goal and earned an assist in a 4-1 home win against Independence CC on Sept. 10. During a trip to Cowley CC on Sept. 14, Rivero added two goals and assist in a 3-1 victory. Those two games were in the middle of a four game winning streak that got the team above a .500 record.

From the end of August through the first two weeks of September, the team lost three straight then won three straight. Is the losing streak or the winning streak more indicative of what this team is capable of?

I believe that the winning streak is more significant than the losing.

How have you handled the transition from high school soccer to college soccer?

During the summer I prepared myself for my season in college, therefore the transition from high school to college was not difficult.

You are one of four teammates from Olathe North High School. Was the decision to attend JCCC in any way related to the other players or was it just coincidence that you guys all chose this school?

The decision had to do somewhat with my teammates and friends from high school. They talked me in to keep pursuing my goal and to attend JCCC.

What are the team’s strengths and weaknesses? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

The strength would be that we were able to get along with each other since pre-season started. The weaknesses of our team have been the lack of communication once on the field, but we are getting better at it every game.

What will it take for this team to stay above their current .500 winning percentage and make a run in the postseason?

We have gotten this far so all that we need to do now is keep on winning and keep working hard to keep the momentum up.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie would be Goal.

Who is your favorite recording artist?

I don’t have a favorite recording artist. I listen to everything.

What would be your dream job?

My dream job would be to be a professional soccer player or a professional coach.

Compiled by Mac Moore, sports editor, mmoore82@jccc.edu.

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