Prep profile: Liz Darkow, Neenah

Prep profile: Liz Darkow, Neenah


Prep profile: Liz Darkow, Neenah


Post-Crescent sports reporter Ricardo Arguello goes one-on-one with Neenah senior girls’ soccer player Liz Darkow:

Q: You scored the game-winning goal in Neenah’s WIAA Division 1 sectional final win over Appleton North. Where does that rank among your high school highlights?

A: Definitely right up there with the sectional final shootout victory we had against North last year. It’s awesome that we beat them back to back.

Q: What are some of your strengths as a player and what do you think you need to improve on?

A: I think having an equally strong left and right foot is something I’ve always made a priority of mine. Girls on my team can attest to how much I harp on using your left foot more often. Something I could definitely work on is placement of my crosses. As an outside, you’re setting people up to score a lot, so I want to make sure it’s a good ball, you know?

Q: If you weren’t competing in girls’ soccer, would you be playing a different sport?

A: I’ve always wanted to run track. I love running and sprinting. If I had the choice, I’d do the 100 meters or 200-meter dash and some kind of relay.

Q: Wow! You have just been awarded two VIP tickets to see any musical artist. Which artist would you see and whom would you take with you?

A: I’d be hittin’ up a Rihanna concert with a couple of my close friends. She’s one of my favorites and I don’t care what anyone thinks otherwise!

Q: What’s the most important invention of the past 50 years?

A: Cell phones! Some people’s life solely depends on their phone, and although they can cause problems, they’re usually really helpful most of the time.

Q: It’s favorites time! What’s your favorite movie?

A: “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” Such a classic.

Q: Favorite TV show?

A: “SpongeBob SquarePants” or “ESPN.”

Q: Favorite Hollywood dream date?

A: Someone please holla at James Franco for me!

Q: Favorite vacation hot spot?

A: Vail, Colo.

Q: Favorite aspect of Neenah High School?

A: Rocket Memorial Stadium: ’nuff said.

Q: Favorite meal prepared by mom?

A: I love me some good stir-fry. Lynne usually cooks it to perfection.

Q: Favorite book?

A: Do “Where’s Waldo” books count?

Q: Favorite place to relax at home?

A: I like to sprawl out on my bedroom floor a lot.

Q: Favorite childhood toy?

A: I was all about Skip-Its as a youngin’. I could skip for days.

Q: Favorite newspaper sports reporter?

A: Can’t recall his name … Ricardo something maybe?

Q: Word on the street is that you have quite the singing voice. Which vocalists do you point to as inspiration?

A: I mean, I can sing a little tune here and there. I get a lot of inspiration vocally from numerous artists, though, to name a few: Rihanna, Marina and the Diamonds, Frank Ocean.

Q: Congratulations! You just won $200 million in the PowerBall! What are the first three things you’re buying?

A: I’d probably go out to dinner with my family at the Melting Pot, hook myself up with some new kicks — more like a couple pairs — and buy a lifetime supply of Gushers. Yup, Gushers.

Q: Finish this sentence: “The Neenah girls’ soccer team will …

A: “… give it everything they got in the upcoming state tournament and try their best to improve from their appearance last year.”

— Ricardo Arguello: 920-993-1000, ext. 558, or; On Twitter @PCRicardo


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