HOUSTON, TX – “I love science. I see science as my second passion.”
Flavio Torres first passion, though is soccer where he’s led Lee High School to unprecedented heights in the state soccer tournament.
Lee high School Athletic Coordinator Daryl Hobbs says, “It’s an honor to be the first H.I.S.D. school to represent Houston in soccer.”
Torres is not only achieving on the pitch, but he’s also succeeding in the class room to garner this week’s CW39 Class Act of the Week.
Torres says, “You have to be both ways. you have to be good in class and in the field.”
His love for soccer comes from his parents, who both played the sport. His Lee teammates notice his passion for the sport so much that they elected him as team captain.
Hobbs says, “He’s a team leader . I mean he’s out there hustling and they are all motivated to achieve one common goal and that’s to come back with that state championship trophy.”
That dream came to and end for Lee High School in the state semifinals finishing the season 19-5-1.
Torres has other dreams though and he hopes to study chemical engineering in college.
Torres says, “It’s my dream to play professional soccer but it’s also my dream to be someone in life , to have a good career, support for my family give things they never gave me.”
At this point, Torres has yet to choose where he will attend college but he is looking at Notre Dame, UCLA and Texas A&M. But he’d have to give up playing collegiate soccer if he chooses to become an Aggie.
He followed his parents onto the pitch, and he will continue to take their advice to heart.
Torres says “(They) just tell me that nothing is impossible in life. That if you really want it, you could have it. That it’s just there. You need to work for it.”
Hobbs adds, “Flavio is a motivated individual. If he sets his sights on something, he’s going to accomplish it.”
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