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have any pre-game or in-game superstitions?
Men's Soccer - Junior
Cupertino, CA (Monte Vista HS) Engineering
"I always put my right cleat
on before my left. That's pretty much it."
Women's Soccer - Junior
Santa Rosa, CA (Montgomery HS) Visual
"I'm pretty superstitious when it comes to soccer. For instance, for
games there are only two sports bras that I will wear, one for each color
jersey. I also always have to have the same color toe-nail polish for the whole
Men's Tennis - Redshirt Freshman
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Palos Verdes
Peninsula HS) Undeclared
"Pre-game: I like listening to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West,
and Logic. During changeovers, I make sure to cross my right leg for 45 seconds
and then my left leg for 45 seconds to stretch them out. Also, I read my
personal tennis notepad in which I write strategies and tips for myself. I do
this every changeover."
Women's Volleyball - Junior
Santa Clara, CA (Archbishop Mitty HS) Molecular
Biology (Sixth College)
"If I'm chewing gum and playing well, I keep chewing that
piece for the entire match. If I'm chewing gum and doing badly I spit it out as
soon as I get a chance. Also, during matches I have to drink from the water
bottle that corresponds to my position on the court. Like if I'm playing left
back, I drink from the one in the left back corner. Oh, and usually during warm-ups
I avoid stepping on any lines on the gym floor. And I have to retie both shoes
before the game starts."
Women's Crew - Sophomore
Menlo Park, CA (Sacred Heart Prep) Environmental
Policy (Sixth College)
"I always go on a run to get ready and make sure to talk to every person
in the boat to make sure we're pumped up and on the same page. Also, I always
put on chap stick-my lips get chapped pretty easily so that's a must."