School: D.C. Everest
Family: Mother, Kelly; father, Mick; sister, Lauren
Favorite class or subject: Math
Favorite movies: Action
Favorite soccer player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite team: Manchester United
Most memorable goal: Against Rapids (this year). It was a 1-1 game (at the time) and I had a volley come in off my chest and ended up scoring. Everest hasn’t won in Rapids in a very long time, at least five years. It was nice to finally win in Rapids.
Tuesday’s win (over Wausau East) was obviously big. Talk about the emotion the team played with: We knew we had to come with complete focus going in. We needed everyone’s best game to get the win. Throughout the game we were talking to each other saying, ‘Keep up the intensity. Keep up the pressure.’ Everyone played with an emotion that I haven’t seen this year.
The win keeps you alive in the conference. You need help, but talk about on your side needing to play with that emotion the rest of the way: (Tuesday) night showed us how we can play. We just need to play like that every game now and if we do that, we can win out in the conference. We just have to hope that things go our way.
What would you say the strength of this team is?: We have a strong goalie. Nate (Kitchell) was a first-team all-conference goalie last year, and our defense is young but they have stepped up and played strong. They have helped us out in a lot of games and been very consistent.
You guys got thumped pretty good by Memorial early in the year (10-0) was that the low point, or changing point?: Going into the game there wasn’t the intensity that we needed and we have been building off that every game. They weren’t 10 goals better than us, but we came in and acted like they were 10 goals better than us. We had a team meeting the next practice to talk about that.