Athlete of the Week: Nicholas Poveda

Junior soccer player Nicholas Poveda.

Mr. Romero

Junior soccer player Nicholas Poveda.

Jake Paz, Staff Writer

This week’s athlete of the week is junior Nicholas Poveda, who helped lead the Boys Soccer Team against Coral Park (1-0) and tie Miami Beach (2-2) last week by scoring 1 goal and 1 assist.

Q: What is your name? What grade level and academy are you in?

A: My name is Nicholas Poveda and I am a junior in the IB program.

Q: How did you get into soccer and what motivated you to get into it?

A: Soccer is one of my favorite sports and I watch the World Cup, European Champion League, and my dad used to play all the time.

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?

A: I have been playing for over 10 or 12 years; I started when I was 3 or 4 and it has been competitive since then.

Q: Do you play club soccer?

A: Yeah, I play in Coral Gables Toros.

Q: Do you play and other sports?

A: I used to play basketball and do track and field, but as soccer got more competitive, I had to leave those sports.

Q: Are you aiming to get a scholarship for soccer?

A: Yeah – I’m looking to various D1 schools and excellent D3 schools.

Q: Do you plan on seeing yourself playing soccer in college or professionally?

A: Yes! I see myself playing in college soccer. Not professionally, because I have to be more dedicated, but college soccer is still very good.

Q: What colleges are you looking at right now?

A: I’ll give you a list: University of Chicago, Columbia, Princeton, and I’d say Duke.

Q: Any tips for anyone that is thinking about trying out for the team next year?

A: Stay motivated, stay dedicated, and play as much as you can!