Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Liv Becker, New Trier girls basketball

Liv Becker is a three-year varsity guard for the Trevians and is committed to play college basketball at the University of Indianapolis.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

Yeah, I have a few. I listen to the same song before warmups, and I wash my socks, but I wear the same socks for the games.

2. What are your plans for next year?

I’m playing for the University of Indianapolis. I love all the coaches from there. I just fell in love with the college and coaches and think it’s a really good opportunity to continue my athletic and academic career.

3. What is your favorite thing to do off the court?

Off the court, I’d say hang out with my friends and try new things, go on adventures, go hiking. I love hiking.

4. If you could play another sport, what would it be?

Probably soccer. I played that for a long time before but quit before high school.

5. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be?

Elena Delle Donne (WNBA — Washington Mystics). I love how she plays. She used to play for the (Chicago) Sky and in fourth grade, I met her. She came to one of my basketball games and it was really cool.

6. What do you personally want to accomplish this season?

I want to be like really confident with my game and knowing how I play. Just confidence, building up my confidence more and preparing for college.

7. What is your dream job?

I would love to travel the world, so something to do with traveling the world. There are so many beautiful place I’ve never seen. This world is so beautiful and I haven’t seen a lot of it.

8. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

I’d buy some Extra gum, mint flavor of course. If I had some left over, maybe like a Reese’s.

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

That I have something in my knee called bipartite patella (knee cap is two bones, instead of one). Not a lot of people know that. It’s like I have two knee caps almost.

10. What makes this team special and what are you looking forward to this season?

Our phrase we picked this year is elevate and empower, so just bringing each other up and just working together with each other and having fun with the game. Playing our game and having fun, getting better every day and helping each other out.

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