Athlete of the Week: Jose Moyetones, Windermere

Meet the Wolverines speedy winger that's kicked off the 2023-24 season in high gear

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Jose Moyetones is a senior attacker and top returning scorer (10) for a Windermere High boys soccer team that finished last season with a 13-2-2 record and a district championship and reached the regional semifinals in the FHSAA Class 7A state championships. 

In the early portion of the 2023-24 season, Moyetones and Windermere have continued their impressive run under new coach Lou Romao — former Olympia High coach. In the Wolverines’ four consecutive victories to start the season, Moyetones has scored seven goals and assisted nine more. That’s already triple his total of three assists last season and more than halfway to his 2022-23 goal total. With Moyetones leading the attacking line, expect the Wolverines to not miss a beat this season.


Age: 17

Sport: Soccer

Grade: Senior

School: Windermere



How does it feel to be named Athlete of the Week?

It feels incredible, and it’s more motivation to continue working and making an effort.

What do you like most about playing soccer?

What I like most about soccer is the passion that playing gives me. Since I was little, watching soccer generated incredible happiness and passion in me.

What is your goal for this soccer season, for yourself and for the team?

My goal this season is to win as much as possible with my team and individually score as many goals and assists as possible, getting to double digits in each one.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned from soccer?

The greatest lesson I have learned is that no matter how much they hit me or criticize me or if things don’t go well, keep going and get up again and again. Try harder and harder.

What is your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject at school currently is astronomy. I really like it, because it talks about space, stars and galaxies, which I think is a very interesting topic.

What are three things you would take with you to a deserted island?

I would take a soccer ball, a cooler with soda and a cornet to play music.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” because the three Spider-Men appear together. 

If you could go back in time to a specific period in history, when and where would you go?

If I could, I would go back to my childhood in Venezuela, where I grew up, and enjoy that time much more. Playing soccer in the street and running around with my friends.

Looking back, what advice would you give your 10-year-old self?

Keep trying and preparing, because none of what’s coming is going to be easy and enjoy every moment to its fullest.

If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?

I would love to ask if we achieved our goal.

Who is your favorite superhero?

My favorite superhero is Spider-Man because even though people who were important to him died, he kept going helping and saving the people of the city.

Who is your favorite supervillain?

My favorite villain would be Loki because although he’s a bit crazy, in the end, he also has a heart and helps fight Thanos. 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Super speed. I’d love to have the ability to run so fast I could travel back in time and stop time like the Flash does.

What are three places you would like to visit?

I would like to visit Spain, specifically Barcelona, to see the soccer team’s stadium, Camp Nou. I’d like to get to know Europe completely too and go to Brazil.

If you could be an animal for a day, which one would you be and why?

I would be a wolf, because of their ability to hunt and see in the dark and run quite fast.

Does pineapple belong on pizza?

Honestly, it doesn’t belong. I’m much more of a fan of bacon on pizza.

To nominate an athlete for an upcoming Athlete of the Week story, please contact Orange Observer Sports Editor Sam Albuquerque at this email: [email protected]



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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