Rogers' Sowards brings expertise at midfield

of the HeraldApril 2, 2014 

Soccer players are in constant motion at any level of play.

Midfielders — those who must be involved with both offense and defense — burn more calories than any other player.

Rogers senior Evan Sowards loves playing the position. He’s been a mainstay in the Rams’ midfield since his freshman season in 2011.

“Everyone thinks soccer is a lot of running, but people underestimate how much of it you do,” Sowards said. “Whatever you’re doing on the soccer field, you’re always running. I like setting a good example for the younger guys on the team. I like being one of the older players, and I like taking the lead.”

The Herald recently asked Sowards a few questions about his life away from the soccer field.

The Herald: What is your favorite restaurant in Puyallup?

Evan Sowards: The Olive Garden. The breadsticks and salad are just awesome.

TH: What is your biggest pet peeve?


ES: When people don’t give 100-percent effort.

TH: Who is your pick to win the NBA championship?


ES: I don’t know that much about basketball, but I will say the Miami Heat.

TH: What is your favorite movie of all time?


ES: I would have to say “2012.” I thought it was fast-paced from the start. I like movies that are always going.

TH: What is your favorite show on TV right now?


ES: I love the show “Counting Cars.” I think it’s really crazy how they can transform a piece of junk into an amazing car.

TH: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?


ES: I enjoy studying the weather. I like learning about weather systems. If I’m bored or something, I will go watch the weather channel.

TH: Where is your dream vacation spot?

ES: I would like to go to Hawaii. I have never been there. My dad was stationed there in the military, and he told me all these cool stories about scuba diving there.

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