Foward Gabriela Pelogi has had eight goals and three assists in her first year as a Viking. She sat down with The Western Front to discuss herself as a player as well as the season overall.
Q: How long have you been playing soccer?
A: I have been playing for eight years.
Q: What does your typical day look like?
A: I wake up, go to class, do homework, go to soccer practice, have dinner and then do homework.
Q: Do you have a favorite sports team?
A: My favorite team is the Brazilian soccer team.
Q: Why did you pick Western?
A: I picked Western because it’s close to my hometown, Federal Way. I like how it’s outdoors and I can go hiking. The girls on the soccer team are really nice to me.
Q: What are your goals for soccer?
A: I want to be freshman of the year. I also want to score at least 12 goals for the season.
Q: What are your goals as a student?
A: I want to get a GPA of 2.5 or higher. I’ll push myself and do homework.
Q: Who is your role model?
A: My favorite player is Marta Vieira da Silva, a forward on Brazil’s women’s soccer team.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I hang out with my soccer girls and watch Netflix.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: I like “Lord of the Rings.”
Q: How are you preparing for the tournament this weekend?
A: I’m going to stay concentrated and not get distracted. I’ll push myself at practice and drink water.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for students?
A: If anything’s hard, don’t give up.