Trevor Herrera tips the scales at 148 pounds, a figure that would significantly increase were it possible to gauge the figurative weight heaped upon his shoulders merely by the position he plays.
A freshman goalie for the Vanguard University men’s soccer team, Herrera has, at times, buckled under that weight, compounded by his own intolerance for human fallibility.
But that was before he found the middle ground between relishing pressure and snapping under its ever-increasing constricts.
“It’s kind of a flaw in my personality that I like pressure, but when I don’t do well, I’m very hard on myself,” Herrera said. “The pressure of the position draws me to it, but I beat myself up when I don’t perform, because I don’t like to let my teammates down.