A Moment With Maverick

A Moment With Maverick

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A Moment With Maverick

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Highland Park High (N.J.) tennis standout Maverick Lin said the game kept him entertained up to seven hours a day during summer. Not that he would maverick
have it any other way. He is, after all, working toward defending his victorous territory on the court. This past spring, Lin became the first Highland Park player to win a state singles title.

When we stole a few minutes from Lin before a morning training session to talk about life off the court, he shared his enthusiasm for these five noted below.

Book:“Moneyball”

Lin: I saw the movie and really like it, so I wanted to read the book. I love how Billy (Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager) revolutionized the idea of baseball. No one else was willing to do it the way he did. I was surprised the Oakland A’s never won the championship. They were doing so well, but were unable to obtain that ultimate goal. The take away message was: don’t be afraid to do what others won’t.

Song:“Remember the Name” – Fort Minor

Lin: Before every match I have to listen to music. I was browsing through songs on Spotify when I found this song. The beat is kind of fast. It pumps me up. Like the lesson from “Moneyball”, the song is about doing what others don’t.

Athlete:Andy Murray

Lin: I like his strokes. He’s somewhat aggressive, but he has a really good line of defense and offense. I try to mimic some part of his game like his backhand.

Movie:The Shawshank Redemption

Lin: I’ve watched the movie a few times. I like it because it shows persistence. The message is when you’re determined, you can accomplish anything. I relate it tennis. In the state finals, I was really determined to win, and I was able to overcome all obstacles to do it.

Wild card:Coconut water

Lin: I always have coconut water with me. I drink it before every match and sometimes during training.

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