Friday, October 9, 2009

Sporty Saturday Spotlight

This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on sixteen-year-old soccer player and skateboarder, Alex Espinoza. Check out the interview below where Alex shares her thoughts on fear and an amazing pic.


Name: Alex(us) Espinoza

Age: 16

Sport(s): Soccer and Skateboarding

Hometown: La Habra

High School/Middle School/College: La Habra High School

Whats your fave sport? Soccer and Skateboarding

How many years have you been playing your fave sport?

Soccer - 8 years

Skateboarding - 9 1/2 years

What is the biggest lesson youve learned from playing your sport?

What I've learned from skateboarding is that you can’t be afraid of anything.

What have you learned about work ethic from your playing your sport?

I've learned that when you fall just get back up even if you are hurt.

What have you learned about teamwork?

That teamwork is very important. You've got to listen to what people tell you.

Whos your fave athlete, both male and female?

Soccer - David Beckham

Skateboarding - Adam Taylor, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Ryan Sheckler, Cody McIntire, and Tony Alva.

Whats the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question)

Getting my nails and hair done.

Thanks, Alex! Great work ethic advice - when you fall, get right back up. Can’t wait to check out your fave skateboarders and best of luck with your sports career. :)

Do you want to be spotlighted? Send an email to Keri Mikulski at kerimikulski(at)gmail(dot)com.

Happy Saturday!


PJ Hoover said...

Great spotlight, and I love that it's soccer AND skateboarding!

Miss Chevious said...

sounds like an awesome kid! great interview! i'm finally getting around to making the blog rounds! have a great weekend! :)

Kelly said...

Very cool! Soccer and skater girl!!

Lenore said...

I started trying to skate too late, and I was too afraid of falling down.

Barrie said...

I enjoyed this interview.

adrienne said...

I enjoy these spotlights - it's great to see such dedicated kids.
Soccer and skateboarding - she's very talented!

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, PJ!

You too, Miss Chevious! ;)

Hey, Kelly! Alex is. :)

Me too, Lenore... :) Too wobbly.

Thanks, Barrie and Adrienne!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I could never be a skateboarder--I'm way too timid and afraid of all kinds of things. I admire her attitude and courage

Keri Mikulski said...

Me too, Alyssa! ;)