D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
(Photo by Barb Davis)
Noah Lent – Senior – Smethport
Parents Names: Joel and Karla Lent
Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Siblings: Destyne Lent (21), Hunter Lent (19)
Social Media Handles: @Lentnoah – Instagram; @Noahlent6 – Twitter
2020-21 Highlights: Football: 2020 Jim Kelley D9 Player of the Year; 2020 North Division Offensive MVP; 2020 North Division All-Star QB; 2020 Co-Offensive MVP – Team Award; 2020 Big 30 Offensive Player of the Year
Stats 2020-21 (7 Game Season) – Total Passing Yards – 617; Passing Td’s – 13; Rushing Yards – 813; Rushing TD’s – 11; Total Yards Per Game – 204.3; Defense Interceptions – 1; Pass Defended – 5
Baseball: 2021 Co-Offensive MVP Baseball – Team Award; Stats: 20 Stolen Bases, 3 Home Runs
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on playing football at the next level. I have not committed to a college yet, but I’m anxious and excited to do so.
Q&A With Noah Lent
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: I started playing QB for Pee Wee football when I was 7 years old, I’ve been playing football and other sports ever since then and have loved every second.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My Dad has been my biggest influence because he has pushed me to be the best athlete and person that I can be. He’s also taught me to push through no matter the circumstance and never give up.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: My favorite high school sports memory was getting a home playoff win in the semifinals my junior year. I faced a lot of adversity leading up to that game and really wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to play to my full potential. The first half of the game was a struggle, I went into halftime questionable for the second half, but I dug deep and pushed through like my Dad has always encouraged and we came out and got the win in front of our home crowd.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: I’d have to say Instagram because I’m able to follow most of my favorite players and coaches.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: I have a shopping addiction, specifically shoes.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: Definitely around the early 1900s, because life seemed pretty chill and a little less complicated back then.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I will tell my kids that the pandemic was a scary and stressful time. The unknown and being quarantined was mentally exhausting, but I was fortunate to make it through.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: Anywhere there’s a beach.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: I wish you would have asked me what advice would you give young athletes.
I would tell all young athletes to have fun. I want them to know that it’s not all about winning or losing, playing or not playing, stats or honors, etc. Those things are all small parts in the grand scheme of things, enjoy what you’re doing. If you make a mistake brush it off, you’re just a kid; encourage your teammates, don’t compete against them; if someone is feeling down, pick them up; push yourself when you need to, but don’t be to critical; be a team player and be coachable; if faced with criticism, let it fuel you to do even better; most importantly live your dream, not someone else’s. DO YOU!!