BOARDMAN OH- It is never easy to step into a leadership role. For Boardman, junior Sophia Rivera has done exactly that this golf season. She has embraced the role of captain that has been presented to her. She has brought a tremendous work ethic and energy to this Boardman team that has had an amazing season. She is always the one calling for extra practice. At the end of last season, she was the one that came to coach Christman and asked to schedule more 18 hole events to improve the Spartans stamina. No one cares more about her teammates more than Rivera, and that loyalty shines through and brings the program together. You could say Rivera acts as a glue for the golf program.
The results that Sophia has put up this season have been just as impressive as her leadership. She had a successful summer winning a Greatest Golfer qualifier, and then hit the ground running when high school season got underway. She ranks third in the AAC in their new point system to determine postseason awards. She has led the Spartans many times on their way to a 15-2 record. In sectionals, she shot an 82 to land the top spot on the team. That score would have been good enough to get Rivera to districts had the team not made the cut.
Sophia took the time to come on YSN’s Running Point this week to talk about her season. She talks to Richie Juliano and Anthony Hartwig about the goals she set this year, her favorite club in her bag, and much more. Take time to check out the latest Boardman Golf Player Profile only on YSN.