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Northwest Classen High School senior Christian Maldonado is a standout soccer player and someone to watch this upcoming season. The centerback can also play striker or forward for Classen. His versatility makes him a weapon on both ends of the field. 

“I’ve played for about 15 years now, since I was three,” said Maldonado. 

The soccer star said his family is everything and their support over the years has meant everything to him. 

“My family, friends, and coaches have been a major influence on me. They’ve helped me become the person I am today,” said Maldonado.

To be a successful soccer player, Maldonado said he’s put in a lot of hard work and dedication to his craft and there is one special memory he’ll always cherish. Going to the state finals with this team has been one of his best highlights. 

“The highlight of my career so far was going to the state finals with the high school soccer team,” said Maldonado. 

Maldonado also plays with the Oklahoma Energy FC club team and continues to improve his position as a player who can make it at the next level. 

“Never give up and work hard even if no one is watching, “said Maldonado. 

Away from the soccer field and in the classroom, Maldonado give kudos to favorite teacher. 

“Matthew Ross is my favorite teacher. He is always pushing me on and off the field. He’s taught me a lot in school and about life, he’s an amazing teacher and an amazing coach,” said Maldonado. 

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