Meet the Athlete: Megan Stark
Albert Lea senior soccer player aspires to be a nutritionist
Q: What year are you in school?
Q: What school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea High School.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My dad and mom are Jim and Cindy. I have two older sisters, Emily and Allison.
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: I play soccer in the fall and summer.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing soccer?
A: It’s great being outside with my friends, and I like the competitiveness of it.
Q: What has playing soccer taught you?
A: It’s taught me to work together with my teammates.
Q: What number are you?
A: No. 5.
Q: How did you get started in soccer?
A: My sister Allison played at Albert Lea, and she just told me to start with the basics. Her senior year, three years ago, she was a captain.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: My mom and dad didn’t play sports. Besides Allison playing soccer, Emily was captain of the Albert Lea tennis team.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I’m looking at Winona State and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, hoping to go into health and wellness. Maybe nutrition, I’m not sure. I’ve always been interested in those things.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
A: Alex Morgan. She’s on the U.S. women’s soccer team.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Band. I play clarinet, and I really like music.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Kevin Gentz or Jim Haney, my math and history teachers.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like listening to music, hanging with friends, jogging and playing soccer.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I’d like to work for a big company to educate employees on their health — being a nutritionist.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “Impractical Jokers,” and I really like “Modern Family.”
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: BLT’s (Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches). I just really like them.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I’m from Albert Lea, and I watched the World Cup and other important games on TV. It’s interesting to see all the different ways to score goals.
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