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Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Sedona Red Rock High School senior boys soccer play Alan Ruvalcaba.

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Alan Ruvalcaba
Senior Soccer Midfielder

Where are you from?
Born in Cottonwood, lived all my life here in Sedona.

What sports do you play?
I used to do basketball, baseball and football. Right now I’m just focusing on soccer and swim.

Which is your favorite?
Soccer.

Why?
I just get to be more free ranged when I play soccer. I get to express myself more.

Do you have a favorite sports team or athlete?
I would have to say Real Madrid, they’re probably my favorite soccer team. My favorite player right now to watch in general is [Cristiano] Ronaldo.

Do you have a dream place to live?
Italy, maybe Spain.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis.

What do you do in your free time?
Work and work out and play sports.

Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
Praying, I pray every time because I lost my great-grandpa and he’s the reason I got into this.

Describe your coach in one word.
Helpful and intuitive.

Describe yourself in one word.
Mindful.

What makes a good teammate?
To me it’d be being really good friends with them, so maybe friendly.

What are the benefits of playing high school sports?
You get to work out, connect with others who love the same passion as you, and create a bond.

What are your future goals?
Become a chef, mechanic or soccer player, one of those three.

What do you look forward to most after graduation?
Probably having free time to practice.

 

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