A to Z with Tripp Prevatt


Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 11:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.

SCHOOL: Suwannee

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Suwannee senior soccer player Tripp Prevatt

Erica Brough/Staff photographer

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Left midfield or forward

JERSEY NUMBER: 16

HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 143 pounds

Area player I would pay to watch play: Jordan Chung from Oak Hall because of his speed, ability on the ball and his fluidity.

Beckham is…: a seasoned, but still great player.

Comic book hero I would want to be?: Dr. Manhattan, because he can bend matter and travel to wherever he wants when he wants and he is indestructible.

Defeating what team(s) would make me the happiest? Columbia, because they are our arch rival.

ESPN's best program? SportsCenter.

Freddy Adu is...: a God-given talented player, who started using it at a young age.

Gators, Seminoles or Hurricanes?: Gators.

Heather Mitts or Abby Wambach, who is your favorite former Gators soccer player?: Abby Wambach because she is an all-around phenomenal player. I've seen her play in person.

Interesting thing about me away from football and soccer: My outgoingness towards people I do not know and my ability, as my father Jimmy says, “to move a room better than a politician.”

Jackson and Stuart Brown are twins on my team, the biggest difference between them is...: Jackson plays football and is stronger than Stuart, yet Stuart and I get along better.

Kick or a header for a goal: Kicking it in because it is a lot more gratifying to scream it by the keeper.

Least favorite Suwannee sports moment: Losing to Columbia 4-2 earlier this season.

My favorite soccer player is…: Lionel Messi of Barcelona because of his natural talent and ability on the ball.

New Year's resolution: I don't really have one.

Obama's biggest challenge? Bringing America out of our tremendous GDP (gross domestic product) debt.

Potential college major: Kinesiology, business or biomechanical engineering.

Quiet time activity: Reading.

Reading newspapers or browsing the Internet to get my high school sports information?: Reading the newspaper.

Suwannee football coach Jerry Odom is...: extremely passionate about what he does.

Team USA's prospects in this summer's World Cup are...: pretty good, they should at least make the quarterfinals of the World Cup bar none.

Universities or colleges considering: FSU (walk-on opportunity as a punter) and Flagler College for soccer

Vacation spot I love: Going to my granny's (Ann Prevatt) house in Jacksonville because of her amazing cooking, hospitality and I can fish off of the dock whenever I want.

What is the best piece of advice has anyone every given you? My dad has always told me to never give up.

Xbox, PlayStation or Wii?: Xbox 360. I like playing NCAA Football and Assassin's Creed.

Your response to people who dislike soccer or say it is boring to watch is...: strap up and play it.

Zoo animal I like most: Cheetah for its stealth, speed and it's quick in transition.

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