Reporter Athlete of the Week: Koji Natsuhara

Kentwood High School’s Koji Natsuhara, boys cross country, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for Oct. 12.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: BC Calculus

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Soccer

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My dad, my teammate Ryan and my coach Ken Paul

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Listening to Kayne West and any dramatic instrumental music

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Becoming Human” by Ryan Taubert

From the Sideline

“Koji trained consistently over the summer increasing his mileage cumulatively. The level of year-to-year improvement he demonstrates is impressive. He works hard and races harder. He is exceptionally disciplined, does not waste energy early in races and is always in the hunt at the end. He leads his teammates through actions, not words. Clearly a true candidate for Athlete of the Week. He also maintains a 4.0 GPA, is Cross Country team captain and participates on the Kentwood boys soccer team.