Athlete of the Issue: Carlos Aguilar

Athlete of the Issue: Carlos Aguilar

By Justin Albright Posted October 3, 2012

As the reigning top goal scorer in the 3A, junior Carlos Aguilar has the Lowry Buckaroos varsity soccer team looking forward to a dominant season with hopes of reaching the state championship.

Carlos has been playing sports since he was a little kid, and has had all types of successes on the soccer field. This will be Carlos’s third year on the varsity soccer team, making him the leader of this promising team.

As a sophomore last year, Carlos led the 3A in goals scored and was an Honorable Mention for All-League, but he knows that this is a team sport, and he is perfectly fine with that.

“I think we can be pretty good this year, this is probably the best team we’ve had since I’ve been here. We’ve been competing with all those first and second-place teams compared to last year,” said Aguilar.

While Carlos is away from soccer, he has a love for riding his horse, and roping. Like any other teenager, Carlos loves to hang out with friends and just have a good time.

“I’m just a regular guy on a Saturday night, guys’ night out, wearing our bro tanks and matching socks,” said Carlos.

The Aguilar family is a major supporter of everything Carlos does, and it’s really inspirational in his life.

“They support me in everything I do, in soccer and my horses, they’ve been there for me, cheering for me, and that’s really important.”

Carlos’s main role models are Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldhino, because they’re the best players in the world.

“They’re my favorites because they are incredible players,” said Aguilar.

Carlos has high hopes for his soccer future, as he hopes to be able to get a soccer scholarship.

“Any good school that has a solid soccer program, and a good educational program is where I want to go,” said Aguilar.

Coming off a strong year last year, Carlos has high hopes to continue his production this year, and be an all-state MVP. But Carlos knows that there’s no I in the team, as he hopes for his team to help him reach those high goals.

“I can’t leave my team behind, the team’s a big part and I can’t do this all by myself.”

More importantly, while being a star on the soccer field, Carlos still manages to keep good grades.

“My grades are pretty good because that’s important,” said Aguilar.

This might be the year that Lowry soccer reaches the state championship. But to reach that ultimate goal, they will need the team, and Carlos to reach the pedestal of high school sports.