Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Honor Roberts, New Trier field hockey
Honor Roberts is a senior forward for the Trevians who was named All-Midwest in 2021, when New Trier won a state championship. She will compete for the University of Pennsylvania next season.
1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?
No, not personally. … Wait, I guess I have one. I eat fruit snacks before every game. I just need fruit snacks.
2. Why is Penn the right fit for you?
I really liked Penn because of the coaches and the campus. When I stepped onto campus and met the coaches and the team, I knew it was the right fit for me. The mix between field hockey and academics was a big draw for me.
3. How did you get into field hockey?
I first got into field hockey because of one of my best family friends. Their parents played it growing up. I just started when I was about 8 years old in a club and fell in love with it. I’ve kept playing since then.
4. What is one thing about field hockey most people don’t understand?
I would say that they would think it’s a calmer game and don’t think it will be as intense of a game as how we play it.
5. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?
I love hanging out with my friends and family. In the summer, going to the beach.
6. What is your dream job?
I would say this is nothing too exciting. My real answer would be something with economics, and my fun answer would be a travel blogger. I do like traveling.
7. What is your favorite TV show right now?
“Grey’s Anatomy.” It’s just my comfort show. I have so many times. I know what’s happening, but it’s just a good show.
8. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?
Sour Patch (Kids) watermelon. It’s my plane snack.
9. What is something people do not know about you?
That I was born in England and I lived there for two years. My family lives there so we go back once or twice a year, which is really nice.
10. What is the key to this team winning another state championship this season?
I would say just playing together, playing our game. I think we’ve been doing that so far and have had a really good start to the season. We went down to St. Louis and got tested there. Just continuing to play as we are and being positive on and off the field. That’s probably it.
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