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Athlete of the week – Jason Vadnais

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer

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Why did you decide to start playing?

“I did football for like the first week, [of football practice] but i just didn’t like playing and my pepere played golf so I just decided to play golf.”

How long have you been playing golf?

“Since freshman year.”

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t playing golf?

“I probably would’ve stuck out playing football.”

Do you enjoy playing and why?

“Yeah, I really enjoy playing golf and I go out a lot because I live next to the golf course, I don’t know it’s just relaxing.”

What are some of your pre-match rituals?

Usually I just go to the driving range and go back and I always have to start out with chipping and then putting.”

What are your goals as a player this season?

“I wanted to go 10-0 as a team but we lost one match, and to make states which I ended up doing.”

Do you feel influenced by anyone in-particular who plays?

“No not really.”

What was the first sport you ever played that meant something to you?

“The first sport was probably golf now.”

How has playing impacted your life or life decisions?

“For college I get to play division 2 golf and that’s going to help a lot”

Why do you think you’ve done so well this season?

“Practiced. I practiced a lot, I could go out once a day or sometimes three times a day.”

If you had to play a different sport what would it be?

“If I had to play a sport I wouldn’t normally play it would be soccer but if I could play a sport that I already played it would be football or I just wouldn’t play any sports.”

What are some things that you do that benefit the team?

“I win which helps the team out.”

What are some of your strongest skills?

“Chipping and driving the ball far.”

How do you see golf impacting your future in high school/college?

“In high school it gets you opportunities to play in college, and I’m starting to get more opportunities for college too.”

What do you plan to do to get prepared for states?

“Go out everyday. I have a whole week and a half, maybe show up at that course a lot.”

What do you think you and the team had to do to make it to states?

“It’s more of an individual thing but for a team we lost and came in 8th instead of 6th who goes to states. We kind of just missed it.”

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