Plant City sophomore Sienna Kremper is this week's Athlete of the Week.
Sienna Kremper is a Sophomore at Plant City High School. She’s been playing soccer her whole life and it’s carrying her passion for the sport into high school. We sat down with Sienna and asked her a few questions.
When did you first start playing soccer?
Answer: I first started playing soccer in first grade when I was six years old for the Plant City Youth Soccer League.
Who has been the most influential person in your soccer career?
Answer: The most influential person in my soccer career has definitely been my dad through coaching me, being at every match, and always supporting me. He started my love for soccer, and it has grown so much through his support and encouragement.
Do you have a pre-game ritual or superstition?
Answer: When I was younger, I would always rush out of the house to get the games. One game I put my left and right socks on the wrong feet that game I got a hat-trick and we won! Now ever since then I wear my socks on the wrong feet.
What’s the most memorable moment for you or your team so far this season?
Answer: So far, the most memorable moment was our first win after taking a couple losses in the beginning of the season. Coming together as a team, scoring goals, and celebrating together was definitely a time I’ll never forget.
How do you manage to balance your personal life and playing soccer?
Answer: I make sure to work and do everything I need to do before a game or practice. However, if I don’t play, it clears my head and always puts me in a better mood so whenever soccer is over, I feel motivated to do more work if needed.
What do you believe is your greatest strength on the field?
Answer: I would say, my greatest strength is my speed. As an attacker being able to beat the defenders to the ball in a race is my greatest advantage.
Are there areas of your game that you’re currently working on improving?
Answer: I’m currently working to improve on communication, and making sure my first touch on the ball is better to keep possession.
Are there any rules in soccer that you would change if allowed?
Answer: One rule I would change, if allowed, is wearing mouthguards, because it makes it so much harder to breathe, personally I don’t think it’s necessary.
What are your top songs to get you hyped before the match?
1. first person shooter (clean) by drake
2. you broke my heart (clean) by drake
3. on bs (clean) by drake
What advice would you give to younger players wanting to better themselves in soccer?
Answer: Realizing that communication is key, coming up with codes and different strategies to communicate on the field to make plays and confuse the other team. Always remember that soccer is a team sport. The team wins and loses together and blaming other people for a loss won’t improve yourself or your team. You have to take accountability and stay positive.