Athlete of the Month Kai Oda January 28, 2016 Sports 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. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.