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Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Angie Drake
How did you get involved in water polo and when did you get started?
I was swimming with the Malibu Seawolves and watched the water polo team practicing. It looked fun so I checked it out and loved it. That was when I was in fifth grade.
What’s your favorite thing about water polo?
My favorite thing about water polo is that it teaches me to work well with others in order to be part of a great team. I love the hard workout too.
Who is your role model and why?
My role models are my parents and my coaches. My parents are fun and they support me. My coaches teach and inspire me to learn more and get better.
What’s your favorite place in Malibu and why?
My favorite place in Malibu is the beach. I love to being out in the surf or just playing with my friends.
Who is your favorite artist or group currently?
I’ve always liked Imagine Dragons.
What are your plans for after high school?
I want to play water polo in college. That’s about as far as I’ve thought.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject in school is science because I like learning about the earth and the environment.
What’s your dream job and why?
Well, I know I want to be a lifeguard as soon as possible because I’ll be outside, around the water and helping people. Then I want to be a marine biologist who coaches water polo.
What’s your favorite family vacation story?
We spend our holidays in Bali where I was born and raised for 10 years. Last year I was sitting on a motorbike and pretending to drive it while giving it gas like a video game. My little cousin walked over and when I wasn’t looking she turned the key to the motorbike on. I took off like a rocket and was freaking out! Luckily I hit the brakes just before running into my Grandma’s house.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Before games I try to relax and keep to myself. I think about and run through the plays in my mind over and over.
Interview conducted by Senior Editor Ashleigh Fryer