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D6 Athlete of the Week - Luis Barraza-Hernandez



"Luis was nominated because he is a young man of character. He excels both on and off the field, and is someone who students look up to! He is the spitting image of what it means to be a Wildcat."

- Athletic Director Sean Scribbick



Student Name: Luis Barraza-HernandezLuis Barraza-Hernandez

School: Greeley Central High School

Grade Level: Junior

Sport(s): Soccer and Cross Country

Position(s): Midfield

Stats: 2nd year as captain (soccer)



What are some of your most memorable athletic accomplishments?


All Conference in 2018 for soccer, Boy's soccer MVP in 2018, Central vs. West MVP in 2018, and being selected as a top 50 U-20 player in the nation in 2019. 


What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Help lead the team to a Conference Championship in soccer, and run faster than 18 minutes at Cross Country Regionals. 


What is one lesson you have learned from playing high school sports?

The better I do in the classroom, the better I perform on the pitch. 


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

Play for the U.S. National Team while attending a 4 year university. I'd like to get a degree in social studies with an emphasis in secondary education. 


What is on your Pre-Game Music Playlist?

Frederic Chopin, Chalino Sanchez, 21 Savage, and Ritchie Valens. 


What is your go-to Pre-Game Food?

My mom's burritos and BodyArmor Sports Drink. 


Last show you binge-watched on Netflix?

I don't have time for that, always grinding.