Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Alex Salminen
PARENTS: William and Kim Salminen
SIBLINGS: I have three brothers, two younger ones, Spencer and Jake then an older one Tyler. Spencer’s 9, Jake’s 15 and Tyler is 19.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Kayak.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Sum-41
FAVORITE MOVIE: Goal[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Dexter
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Hot Wheels cars
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to the U of A, Fayetteville. Bio-medical engineering.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Ms. Harrison, my math teacher. I’ve had her for four or five math classes and she’s been an awesome teacher.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOCCER: Just being on the team with all my friends. It’s a community thing.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? To prevent people from scoring.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we’re doing pretty good. We started off the best we’ve ever started. I think we’re doing good.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? We’re scoring goals and not fouling so much.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We won this Bentonville tournament, which we’d never won before. That was real good.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We just need to score more goals. I think we’re good on defense and stuff.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I prevent people from dribbling past me.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Probably touch control and distributing the ball.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING SOCCER AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably all the friends and coach and stuff.