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10 Questions with Samantha Nanula

Samantha Nanula is an incoming senior on the varsity cheer squad at Malibu High School

How did you get involved in cheerleading and how did you get started?
In eighth grade, I approached the head coach, Melissa Endino, who was my seventh-grade
math teacher. I did it because of my love for sports, and I liked the social interaction.

What is your favorite thing about cheerleading?
I like getting to watch basketball and football games and spending time with my friends.
What’s your favorite movie?

10 questions with Thelen McKinna-Worrell

Thelen McKinna-Worrell is a senior on the Malibu High School swim team.

How did you get involved in swimming and how did you get started?
Before this year, I was a competitive elite surfer. In the fall, I hurt my knee and I wasn’t able to surf. So, I started swimming this year mainly because my parents said I had to do a sport, and I ended up being good at it.

What is your favorite thing about swimming?
My favorite thing about swimming is getting out of the pool after a workout and feeling amazing.

10 Questions with Andre Simoneau

Andre Simoneau is a senior pitcher on the Malibu High School Baseball team.

How did you get into baseball?
I’ve been playing since I was 5, and I started because my mom was really into it. She got me started with T-ball.

What do you like most about baseball?
I like pitching and just going out there to make your own game and being responsible for a bunch of guys.

What the most challenging part about being a pitcher?
Just letting go of everything that’s already happened and going from there.

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Konrad Ulich

Konrad Ulich is a 13-year-old tennis player.

How did you get involved in tennis and when did you get started?
I started when I was 5 years old. I would watch my parents and older sister, Katarina, play tennis and that made me want to play. I started playing competitively when I was 10 after attending the 2012 Olympic Games in London and watching the tennis final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray. I saw the dedication that both players had and it really inspired me.
What’s your favorite thing about tennis?


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