By David Krueger Herald Writer
Herald writer David Krueger sits down with the Vikings girls basketball player and finds out what makes the Vikings so good, what her favorite movie of 2011 is and how she survived the snowpocalypse:
How did you make it through the snowpocalypse?
Um…it was pretty fun. I had my sister’s car but it was still pretty sketchy. Even with snow tires. I did still get stuck once, so that was embarrassing.
Did watching the news terrify you?
No I loved it. Cause finals are next week so we had nothing we had to study. We had no homework and we could just go out and have fun. Me and Dakota went out and we made snowmen and were sledding down. It was a grand ole time.
Did you make more snowmen or snow angels?
Snowmen. I didn’t do a snow angel. Except coach made us – on our first day back from practice – get on the ground and make an angel on the court because he was so happy to be back.
Can you estimate how many snowballs you threw in the past week?
I pelted my best friend about 10 times when she wasn’t looking.
At any point did you miss school at all?
Oh no. I did not. I won’t be able to make it up because seniors don’t have to.
How about basketball? Did you miss basketball at all?
Oh yeah. After the first day of snow it was fun, but then I was like, ‘I want to get in the gym. This is boring.’
Was it fun to get back to practice?
Yeah. Our practice yesterday? It was tiring. It was different.
How’s the basketball season going?
It’s going really well. It’s a fun senior year. I love our team. Everybody’s friends and we all look out for each other and have each other’s’ backs.
Is there a reason you guys are so successful (the Vikings are 14-0)?
I think it’s because we’re friends on and off the court, not just during basketball time. We know each other’s personalities and how we work out on the court.
What are your goals for the season?
My goals for basketball are – I want to get first- or second-team (all-Wesco). I’m hoping for first, but if I get second that’s good too. And then I want to play college.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
I have no idea what I want to study. (Laughs.)
Do you know where you want to go?
Any place that wants me for basketball I’ll go there.
So you want to play basketball collegiately?
Yeah, beyond high school is my goal.
Aside from the snow and basketball, what else is new and exciting?
My sister graduated from college, so I’m no longer the only child. She’s there too because she student teaches at MP (Marysville Pilchuck High School). Nothing else really.
What’s your dream car?
My dream car? Oh man. This is probably going to sound really weird, but a Ford F-150. I want a truck.
Why that particular vehicle?
Cause I see them everywhere and they just look so cool and I just want one and I love trucks.
They might handle the snow.
I’ve been out of the country for a few months, what was the best movie of 2011?
Oh my gosh. Oh, “We Bought A Zoo.” We actually saw it with the Snohomish basketball team. It was our team and their team. It was the best movie. It was just adorable.
What’s that one about? I assume someone buys a zoo.
Yeah. The mom passes away for some reason and the family fractures. The dad buys a zoo to try to get them back together. And there’s a lot of animals. It’s just cool.
I’m guessing there aren’t a lot of car chases or explosions in this movie.
No. But there’s some monkeys and tigers. And one drunk guy.
What’s your biggest goal for 2012?
Graduate high school. But I already know I’m going to do that. So, um, just get stronger and faster if I play college basketball.
Anything else you want to add?