Meet the Athlete: Sam Chalmers

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Q: What grade are you in?

A: 12

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

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A: Albert Lea, Albert Lea High School

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Dad, Chris; Mom, Jen; Brothers Danny and Timmy

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: Football, hockey and golf

Q: What is your favorite part of hockey?

A: Playing in big games and against my buddies from other towns.

Q: What has hockey taught you?

A: leadership and courage

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Either our double OT game with West last year or our triple OT game with Prior Lake in Bantams at the regional tournament.

Q: How did you get started in hockey?

A: My mom took me to the rink starting at an early age.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: Dad played football, basketball, baseball and he also played football in college and professionally in Europe. My mom played tennis and ran cross country/track in college.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: Being a three sport captain. Receiving All-Conference honors in golf and hockey.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: That we can make the state tournament for hockey this year and I would also like to take another trip back to the state golf tournament this spring.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: I don’t really have a favorite player but I like the way Zach Parise plays. I try to model my work ethic after his.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: I’m accepted at Gonzaga University, Montana State University and Saint John’s University. I’m still undecided but I would like to major in international business.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: History.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: Jim Haney

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Anything outside. I like to stay active.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Working for a company that allows me to travel the world and have lots of cool experiences.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: Either Prison Break or Designated Survivor.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I play piano and guitar.