Newport Harbor High sophomore Alan Alcantara is the Daily Pilot High School Athlete of the Week.

Newport Harbor High sophomore Alan Alcantara is the Daily Pilot High School Athlete of the Week. (Kevin Chang | Daily Pilot / January 6, 2013)

"My mom is my hero. She wasn't with us on Christmas, but she sets the example with her tireless work ethic and she makes sure we have a roof over our heads."

david.carrillo@latimes.com

Twitter: @DCPenaloza

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Alan Alcantara

Born: Dec. 5, 1996

Hometown: Costa Mesa

Height: 5-foot-7

Weight: 130 pounds

Sport: Boys' soccer

Year: Sophomore

Coach: Juan Mares

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite movie: "Inception"

Favorite athletic moment: "When I score a goal."

Week in review: Alcantara scored three goals during the Marina tournament, helping the Sailors finish fifth.