SportStars Magazine

ERIC ROGSTAD Acalanes – Soccer

Before the season began, the senior goalkeeper had high hopes for a final ride and going out on top. Breaking his hand in the first practice and missing the first month of the season wasn’t part of the plan. Still, Rogstad made lemonade out of lemons and helped contribute to his team’s stifling unbeaten record thus far at 17-0-3, putting them on the inside track of winning the NCS title that eluded them last year.

Before the season began, the senior goalkeeper had high hopes for a final ride and going out on top. Breaking his hand in the first practice and missing the first month of the season wasn’t part of the plan. Still, Rogstad made lemonade out of lemons and helped contribute to his team’s stifling unbeaten record thus far at 17-0-3, putting them on the inside track of winning the NCS title that eluded them last year.

SportStars Magazine: How were you able to still contribute to the team the first month of the season? 

Eric Rogstad: I just went to every practice and game; helped the backup, made sure my footwork was still good. … I made sure I was in game form so I wasn’t slacking or anything.

SSM: What did you guys learn from last season’s early exit in the playoffs? 

ER: It gave us an edge to work harder and make sure we don’t go through that again. And to make sure we’re really focused on our goal this year.

SSM: What needs to be done to get over that hump? 

ER: We need to continue to work hard in practice, not take anyone for granted and just keep working.

SSM: Favorite highlight of the season so far?

ER: When we beat San Ramon Valley. They’re a very good D1 school and that was a very good win for the program.

ERIC’S QUICK HITS

Favorite athlete: Chipper Jones

Super Bowl prediction: 31-28 Ravens over 49ers

Favorite subject: English

Honorable Mention

Joe McGlaston — The Dublin senior forward exploded for 40 points in an 83-62 win over Campolindo on Jan. 22. He also had 25 points against Campolindo on Jan. 18.

Sabrina Ionescu — The Miramonte freshman guard stole the spotlight in a showdown against Archbishop Mitty-San Jose, posting 24 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in a 69-55 victory on Jan. 26.

Jacqueline Scharff — College Park’s sophomore forward netted a hat trick against Berean Christian on Jan. 25 and has 20 goals on the season.

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