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Meet freshman Gabriela Pelogi

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.

Gabriela Pelogi takes a shot on goal during a match on Thursday, Oct. 29, against Northwest Nazarene at Robert S. Harrington Field. // Photo by Daisey James
Gabriela Pelogi takes a shot on goal during a match on Thursday, Oct. 29, against Northwest Nazarene at Robert S. Harrington Field. // Photo by Daisey James

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