Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Trent Rivers
PARENTS: James and Pam Rivers
SIBLINGS: Kelsey Rivers. She’s a junior in high school.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Hunt and fish.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican food
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Rap
FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember the Titans[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Red Jacket
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Lincoln Logs
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college at Arkansas State University to study Mechanical Engineering.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my youth minister at my church, Peter Cunningham. He’s just been like a voice of reason in some situations that are hard to deal with. He just gives me the right advice in certain situations.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOCCER: It’s really fun.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Just keep them from scoring. It’s pretty simple.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think it’s gone pretty good. We’ve lost a couple of close games that we could’ve won but I think we’ve got the ability and talent to win out the rest of the season.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? Moving the ball well, controlling the ball, not just kicking it over the top but passing it on the ground and moving the ball up and down the field and hustling, mainly.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? The Bentonville tournament was pretty cool.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We’re going to have to work together as a team and mainly hustle because that’s one of our big issues. Hustle all the time and just get the ball in the goal. We have a lot of opportunities that we don’t finish.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Being physical. I’m bigger than most of the other people.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Mainly my passing and just my touch on the ball like whenever I receive a pass not going all crazy and stuff.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING SOCCER AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Just how much fun it was with all the guys. I used to play soccer then when I was 12 I quit to play baseball and football. This is my first year back so I all the guys that are on the team I played with forever.