2023-10-01 jake Isgrig

Sport(s) Played: Soccer and Football

Q1: Why did you choose the sport(s) that you play?
My parents introduced me to soccer when I was younger, and I found that I was pretty good at it and really liked it. For football, James Dunn (a former Madeira kicker) asked if I was interested in being a kicker for the football team, and I was and have enjoyed it ever since.

Q2: What is your favorite Madeira sports memory?
My favorite Madeira sports memory is my entire sophomore soccer season because it is the most successful and enjoyable team experience I’ve ever been a part of. What made it truly special was the kindness and camaraderie among the seniors, and the fact that we not only made it to the state semifinals but also won the CHL championship.

Q3: How do you get motivated to practice each and every day?
I’ve played soccer for so long now so I’ve always enjoyed practicing and getting the opportunity to spend time with my teammates and friends.

Q4: What superpower do you wish you had and how would you use it?
I would choose time control because I could redo anything that I mess up or I could have more time to do things like sleep or practice.

Q5: Which athlete(s) would you like to have dinner with and what would you talk about?
I would probably have dinner with Messi because he is one of my favorite players, and I would talk about what it was like winning the world cup and what it’s like being the best player ever.

Q6: What makes a great teammate?
A good teammate is someone who is trustworthy, dedicated, a good leader, a good listener, and maintains a positive attitude regardless of the outcome.

Q7: What is on your pre-game playlist?
I like listening to whatever Griffin Lynn plays on his speaker before games.

Q8: What is the funniest thing that you have seen or happened to you in a practice or game?
The funniest thing that happened during a game occurred this year in our match against Taylor. It began pouring rain, creating a lot of mud puddles on the field. There was this one memorable moment when Sean Cummins attempted to kick the ball. Just as he swung his leg, the ball got lodged in the mud, and he ended up kicking a mound of mud and water while the ball remained stuck in place.

Q9: What is next after you graduate?
I plan to go to college and study accounting.

Q10: What advice would you give an 8th grade athlete as they move on to high school sports? I would tell them to make sure to give their best effort and attitude no matter what they’re doing.