Kendall Sierens is a senior football striker from New Trier. She is a four-year varsity player and will continue to play with Denison University next season.
1. Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
Every game I have to have a Caesar salad wrap from Michael’s in Highalnd Park. About a month ago I had one and had a really good game and now I have to get it.
2. Why Denison?
It was the right solution for me. It took me a while to realize that this was the best fit for me, but just because of the size of the school and also the fact that I can specialize in what interests me (art and design in the studio and play football at the same time.
3. Why studio art and design?
I just wanted to do something creative. I took AP art this year and it was really fun and really awesome. In the future, I want to be a graphic designer or an interior designer, and studio art goes hand in hand with that.
4. What is your favorite thing to do off the pitch?
Probably go out with friends. The weather is nice right now and I like driving my car – just cruising. I just got a car where you can take off the roofs.
5. What is your favorite sporting moment so far?
I will probably declare my first year and earn third place. It was just a great experience and being a freshman it was just awesome.
6. Who is your favorite athlete?
Probably right now that would be Harry Kane (Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur). I love watching it, the Premier League, and I think he’s the best striker in the league.
7. If you could do any other sport, what would it be?
Golf. I actually play a lot of golf in the summer with my parents, but soccer is too busy for me to ever be on the New Trier golf team.
8. If you’re at Walgreens with a few dollars, what do you buy?
9. What don’t people know about you?
I guess I have three sisters. … Sometimes people think I’m an only child. I am one of four. My poor dad.
10. How would you sum up your senior season?
It was great. I’ll remember that because my teammates were so great. It’s really great to lead the team in the playoffs. Knowing that every game could be our last, we just put it on the pitch. Just being with my team and the memories we made are awesome.
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