Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Kendall Sierens, New Trier soccer
Kendall Sierens is a senior forward with New Trier soccer. She is a four-year varsity player and will continue playing with Denison University next season.
1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?
Every single game I have to have a Caesar salad wrap from Michael’s in Highalnd Park. About a month ago I had one and had a very good game and now I have to get it.
2. Why Denison?
It was the right fit for me. It took me a while to realize it was the best fit for me, but just because of the size of the school and also the fact that I can major in what I’m passionate about (studio art and design and play soccer at the same time.
3. Why studio art and design?
I just wanted to do something creatively. I took AP art this year and it was really fun and really great. In the future, I want to be a graphic designer or interior decorator, and studio art goes hand and hand with that.
4. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?
Probably hang out with friends. The weather is nice right now and I like to drive my car — just cruise. I just got a car where you can take the tops off.
5. What is your favorite sports moment so far?
Probably going to state my freshman year and winning third place. It was just a great experience and being a freshmen it was just awesome.
6. Who is your favorite athlete?
Probably right now it would be Harry Kane (Premier League — Tottenham Hotspur). I love watching it, the Premier League, and I think he’s the best forward in the league.
7. If you could play another sport, what would it be?
Golf. I actually golf in the summer a lot with my parents, but soccer is too busy so I could never be on the New Trier golf team.
8. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?
9. What is something people don’t know about you?
I guess that I have three sisters. … Sometimes people think I am an only child. I am one of four. My poor dad.
10. How would you summarize your senior season?
It’s been great. I’m going to remember it because my teammates have been so awesome. It’s just been really great leading the team in the postseason. Knowing that each game could be our last, we just put it out on the field. Just being with my team and the memories we have created is awesome.
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