Player Highlight Anika Shah

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October player highlight is Anika Shah. She plays for Chris Uppington with the 2014 MetroWest Navy team.  

We asked Coach Chris why he chose Anika:
Anika is a model player. She is always early and will work on skills before practice. She is conscientious, kind and a great teammate. She asks great questions and gives 100% effort every practice. She is a privilege to have on the team. 

NEF-She loves sharing and learning about our incredible female athletes! Please read below to get to know more about Anika! 

  • How long have you been playing soccer? 

I have been playing soccer for 2 ½ years now, starting in town and am on Coach Chris’ 2014 team. 

  • Who is your favorite player/what is your favorite team to watch? 

My favorite player is Aitana Bonmati. I watched her during the world cup and love the way she plays! My favorite team to watch is the US Women’s National team.  

  • What do you love about playing soccer? 

Soccer is so much fun. I love the competition and being part of a team. 

  • Do you have a pregame meal or ritual? 

I usually have a fruit and yogurt smoothie. On the ride to games I like to listen to music; my favorite is ‘Believer’. 

  • What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing soccer/on a team? 

Soccer is about teamwork and the team. Everyone works together to score a goal. 

  • What is your favorite thing to do to relax? 

My favorite things to do are spend time with my family and friends, read, and play chess. 

  • Name your favorite food, vacation place, movie, etc.  

My favorite food is pasta with salad, vacation place is the cape and love amusement park rides (I love roller coasters!). 

  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach? 

Dribble with space, pass with pressure. Also, to never give up. 

  • How would your teammates describe you? 

I think they would say I am hardworking, supportive and positive.  

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