Carleton Ravens coaches the type everyone wants, says commit

Carleton adds local talent to Class of 2018.

After a stint playing football in Alberta, Jordan Rivest, a linebacker from St. Peter’s Catholic High School, headed to the nation’s capital where he will stay for the next couple years after joining the Carleton Ravens’ flock.

While any university tour can be a bit overwhelming, Rivest wasn’t the least bit uncomfortable. “I’ve never felt more at home with a team until I met Carleton’s. All the players that I’ve met treated me like family and guided me before I committed, which says a lot already. The facility is quite amazing (too),” he said.

Courtesy of Jordan Rivest.

“The thing that really got my attention was how the coaches acted. Carleton’s coaches were so great. They would always ask me if there was anything that they could do for me to help me with either academically, with information and anything,” he added. “They’re the type of coaches that everyone wants.”

Interested in psychology with his sights set on law school, Rivest is content to call Carleton his school for the next few years. “Everything about this school is amazing. It has the university feeling. Everyone on the Carleton campus is very nice and helpful even though they might not know you,” Rivest said.

Before moving to Ottawa, Ontario, Rivest spent a year playing with the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams (Southern Alberta High School Football League). Once in Ottawa, he played with the St. Peter’s Knights (National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association) and the Cumberland Panthers (OPFL/NCAFA).

In his three-year career, Rivest was a SAHSFL Division A all-star and AIA all-star. This season, he won a city championship with the Knights. At the 2017 AIA All-Star Bowl, the 6’3, 195lbs middle linebacker was recognized for the most outstanding defensive performance.

Before taking the next steps in his career, Rivest took a moment to look back at where he once was. He said, “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for my family, my trainer, Mr. Gillespie from LCI, my coaches and everyone else that has pushed me, supported me and believed in me.”

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