Player Profile: Rodrick DeOliveira


Name: Rodrick DeOliveira

Grade: 10

Sport: JV Soccer

Position: Left center back

How long have you been playing soccer?

“I have been playing soccer since I was four.”

How is the team doing?

“Our team is doing well right now and we are progressively becoming better in strength and communication.”

What is your favorite part of the sport?

“My favorite part of the sport is playing with people I know on my team and just being a defender.”

Who is a professional athlete that inspires you?

“I would say Pele because he is the youngest [player] in history to play in the world cup and he showed people that age doesn’t matter, just skill.”

Do you have a quote that inspires you to become a better player?

“Pele once said ‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.’ I take that into playing soccer and everyday things.”