Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Alex Rowlan
PARENTS: Cindy and Jeff Rowlan
SIBLINGS: I have one sister named Tiffany. She’s 26.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Anatomy and Calculus
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Jigsaw puzzles.
FAVORITE FOOD: Japanese fried rice
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Maroon 5
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Ringer[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Real Housewives of Orange County
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Pokeymon cards
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Graduate from Arkansas State, go into the Masters program, something in the medical field.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Janet Watson, probably. I usually go to her with my problems and she’ll always be straight up with me. She always keeps my feet on the ground. She just helps a lot.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOCCER: My teammates.
POSITION: Center midfielder and forward.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Distribute the ball, score goals. Be a leader. Win the game.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’re doing all right. We had a little rocky start in conference but we’re coming back. If we can get six or seven straight wins in the second half of conference, we’ve got a real good chance to win it.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? We’re all syncing as a team, staying compact on defense, spreading out real well on offense, moving the ball, keeping it on the ground, making smart choices and scoring goals.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? Probably beating Russellville for the first time in school history.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We’ve got to keep working hard and stay hungry.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Pass the ball.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Probably my work rate. I’ve been caught lazy a couple of times this year and I’m trying to get that out of my system.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING SOCCER AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The great friends I’ve made and the great coach.