Introducing … Cristian Roldan
School: El Rancho High (Pico Rivera, Calif.)
Sport: Boys Soccer
Year: Class of 2013
My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be….Managing a pro athlete
If you’d see my iPod, you’d find … The Weeknd, Drake, and Kid Cudi
I currently drive a … Soccer mom kind of car, a minivan
Someday, I’d like to be driving a … Range Rover
The best part of my hometown is … Everyone knows everyone
My dream city to be living in 10 years from now is … Calabasas, Calif.
The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with … Andrés Iniesta
If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be … Xavier Hernández
If I could meet anybody, it would be … Lionel Messi
The websites I couldn’t live without are … ESPN3.com
The greatest meal ever is … Lasagna
Best movie of all-time is … Limitless
My can’t-miss TV show is … Wilfred
My favorite pro team is … Barcelona FC
Worst thing about pro sports is … Bad publicity
Best uniforms in sports belong to … Manchester City FC
One thing my coach always says that I’ll never forget … Appreciate the little things in life
I will consider myself a success when I … Become a pro or have a striving career
If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is … A house for my parents
If I could tell one person thanks, it would be … My high school coach, Dominic Picon For … So much knowledge on the field and advice for life.
– Adam Lazarus
For more on Cristian Roldan, who is one of 12 candidates for the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award, check out his Q&A with Adam Lazarus
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JASON JORDAN’S WHAT I’M THINKING TODAY …
Today marks the start of the prestigious Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina and it never fails; someone will emerge and earn a scholarship that they wouldn’t otherwise have gotten over these next few days.
That’s crazy to me; in an awesome sort of way.
Every year some guy that we’ve never heard of balls out of control over the summer at a big tournament and all of a sudden he’s being courted by everyone in the country.
That’s the cool part about the exposure that AAU offers.
WHAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW …
“Reruns of Martin. That’s the funniest show ever made!” – Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) point guard JaQuel Richmond