Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Victor Rodarte
PARENTS: Manuel and Teresa Rodarte
SIBLINGS: I’ve got three brothers and three sisters. Manuel’s 13, Samuel is 11, Francisco is 9, Teresa’s 15 and Cecilia’s 17, and Sandra’s 21.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Drawing
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to hang out with friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chinese food
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Aventura[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Blindside
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Ridiculousness
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Hot Wheels
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I plan to go to Memphis College of Art and major in graphic design.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My teacher, Ms. Davis. She helped me settle into Arkansas, taught me how to speak English.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOCCER: Just the competitiveness and working as a team.
POSITION: Goal keeper
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Keep the ball from going into the net.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s been good so far. We can do better and we will do better.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? Just keeping the ball from going into the net.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? Bentonville, when we had to go to PK’s.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Just keep on working as a team and keep on hustling.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Saving the hard shots.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My positioning and moving my feet.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING SOCCER AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably the team and how we went from being a pretty bad team to being a good team in just four years, and how we worked hard to get there.