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Interviews With Our Senior Athletes- Alex Kalmar

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Name: Alex Kalmar

Grade: 12th

Sport(s): Mainly Football, but also plays volleyball and does track

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite type of music:Hip Hop and RnB

Favorite Hip Hop and RnB artist: Russ

Do sports ever conflict heavily with your academic life?

Sports have never interfered academically because he is extremely good at managing his time. Once Alex gets home from school, he makes sure to get straight to his homework.

How much time is spent during the week practicing?

It is usually adds up to about 12-18 hours a week. He normally practices six days a week, for 2-3 hours each day.

How important is team bonding when you’re playing a sport?

Alex says, “you have to be able to work on a team and trust each other. You have to know that no matter what, someone’s always gonna have your back and it’s important to have someone else’s back.”

What made you want to do football in high school?

He wanted to do football in high school due to the fact that he’s always played, loves how it makes everyone determined. He also loves working hard everyday, and loves working with his team.

Once high school’s over, do you plan to keep on playing football?

Alex will be playing football at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).(He plans on signing 2/14/18) He is excited to play football in college and continue with his achievements.

What’s your favorite high school memory?

In general, his favorite memory was football. During football, his favorite memory was the first game he started in as varsity, when they won against Red Bank Regional. Alex was a junior at the time.

Who’s one person you look up to?

Alex looks up to his mom, as she’s a single mom and she’s worked really hard to help him have a good life, and he wants to continue to help her in the future.

Has your mom always been supportive of you playing football?

She’s been to every game and is extremely supportive.

What do you plan on majoring in in college?

He plans on majoring in biomedical engineering and he wants to do prosthetics. At Worcester Polytechnic, he’s able to double major in mechanics and mechanical engineering

When you’re not playing football, what other sports would you be playing?

He would definitely be playing volleyball, as he loves it and plays it as much as possible. Alex also plans to join the boy’s volleyball team come this spring.

What’s some advice you could give somebody wanting to go into football?

He would tell them to work their absolute hardest in everything that they do, never give up, always be determined, always listen to your coach (that’s important), and just try always try to be the best. “You’re not always going to be the best, but you can always strive to be”

Overall, Alex is incredibly kind. He works hard everyday and always has a smile on his face. Follow him on Instagram at @alexkg224!

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