By Noe Lambert
Senior Jason Valtierra is a diligent athlete and outstanding leader for the boys’ varsity soccer team both on and off the field. His incredible performance this season earned him a 2nd Team All-Metro title as a forward and center midfielder. Valtierra was under lots of pressure this year, being one of the oldest players, but he persevered and ended the season as an excellent role model for his younger teammates. When asked how his senior season differed from other years, Valtierra replied, “It’s a lot more pressure, but it’s also extremely fun because you get to help out the younger kids and you’re a big role in coaching them.” The star athlete was a huge contributor during games, but also in the moments that were not seen by the fans. To motivate his teammates, Valtierra insisted communication was essential. They had frequent talks during games and practices to inspire them to be the best competitors they could be. This unbreakable bond between the players is why Beaverton stands out. Leaving a high school sport can be tough, and Valtierra gushed, “I will miss working with my teammates; My teammates are everything. Like I said, soccer’s a team sport, so I’m going to miss them a lot”. The senior plans on progressing his soccer career after high school, maybe at Portland State University. Beaverton wishes you luck, and we know you will continue to achieve great things.
Senior Jason Valtierra shines in his last high school soccer season and earns a 2nd Team All-Metro title. Photo by Noe Lambert.