THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2019

Junior Michel-Ange Siaba has brought consistent determination and physical power to his team for the past three years.

The Campanile: What is your position on the soccer team?

Michel-Ange Siaba: I play striker and goalie.

TC: What would you say are your greatest accomplishments?

MS: I would say that I’ve been very consistent in my playing style and I’ve been putting the team ahead in a lot of ways. My biggest contribution so far was the preseason tournament as a backup goalie for Eli Friedlander.

TC: Do you have any special routines to psyche yourself up before the game?

MS: Usually I do things in the moment. I have my war cry to get pumped and I breathe really heavily through my nose so that I’m not nervous.

TC: Can you simulate this war cry for me?

MS: Uhh … Not while there is a class going on.

TC: Okay, we can go over here. [moves] Now?

MS: Ha-ha … EEEEYYYAA! Except a lot louder. Like “raaarrr.”

TC: What are some things that could be improved about soccer?

MS: If they could eliminate running from the sport, that would be great. Also, better officials. Most of them are not really good and it’s frustrating.

TC: If you could perform physical harm to those officials what would you do?

MS: Hmm … I feel like I would just replace their eyeballs. I would gouge their eyeballs out and replace them because some of them are just clearly blind.

TC: How long have you been on varsity?

MS: I’ve been officially on for two years, although I played here and there when I was a freshman.

TC: Who do you admire most on the team?

MS: Eli Friedlander. He’s a good player, but it’s hard to find a good player who consistent every game. As a goalkeeper that’s a necessity, but Eli pulls off crazy moves.

TC: What are you guys looking to improve as a team before CCS?

MS: We’ve been talking a lot about having better practices. We get better during practice, but right now we aren’t focused and we can’t improve.

TC: What is your favorite part of soccer?

MS: Winning.

TC: Why do you like winning?

MS: Getting to celebrate, because you can get a good goal and then dish out a good celebration.

TC: Do you have any standard routines?

MS: Well, my go-to is usually the backflip. Or I open up my arms and just let everyone hug me and they touch my head and say, “Oh, you’re so good!”

TC: Is your head the only thing they touch?

MS: Head, amongst other parts.

TC: What are these other parts Michel?

MS: Is this necessary?

TC: Yeah totally!

MS: They touch me in the back and you know. Slap me in the — I don’t know.

TC: Okay! We’re gonna end it right there.

MS: Yeah thanks.

About The Author

Former Senior Staff Writer

Kai Oda has been writing for The Campanile since the second semester of his sophomore year. He competes for Palo Alto High School's cross country and track team and is also a recreational surfer, fisherman, photographer and snowboarder. When not editing or running Kai can be found watching unhealthy amounts of the "The Walking Dead" or "Arrow." He aims to strengthen The Campanile this year as Editor-in-Chief.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.