Kalani’s Matro: Taking The Lead On Soccer Field, In Life
tastic work ethic, and she has a fantastic family that is super supportive of everything she does. She’s definitely a leader and a team captain.”
Matro was one of the key components in Kalani’s playoff run last season, which saw the Falcons finish 15-3-1 en route to a third-place finish at the Division I state soccer championships. She com- mitted to attend Seattle Pacific University next fall, freeing her to play her senior year out at Kalani without the uncertainty of where she’ll play next year.
“That helps a lot,” she admitted. “It’s a big relief to know I am set.” Matro recently took some time away from the practice field to answer some questions for gram? I think having all my friends on the team. They give their all, and they have a positive attitude. There’s no drama. We’re all pretty good with each other.
What areas of your game are you focusing on during the off-season and in your own t ime? I worked in the off-season on my strength and conditioning. I worked with coach Steve Lee on my upper body and leg strength and ran sprints — the overall package of strength and conditioning. Mentally, I worked at stepping up to be more of a leader.
Who’s had the big gest impact on you in your life? I think my mom (Jill) because she’s always there for me. Whenever I have questions or a problem, she won’t judge me. She always wants the best for me.
What Internet site do you frequent the most? Actually, I haven’t been on Facebook in awhile, but I would say Facebook or my e-mail.
What is your least favorite household chore? I would say probably cleaning the living room. There are a lot of things that aren’t mine that I have to put away.
What movie could watch over and over?
It’s funny, and there is a lot of action and good actors in it.
Who is your most competit ive teammate at Kalani’s practices? Tambrie (Awai). We’ve both been on varsity since our freshman year, and we both play for Leahi Soccer Club. We’re both competitive, and we have the same goals. She’s a strong player who puts a lot of heart into the game.
What’s in your iPod? A lot of di f f erent music — Hawaiian, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, Christian, reggae and classical — everything, really.
Do you play video games? No. I like the Wii (system), but I don’t have one. I only play it at my aunt’s or at a friend’s house. I don’t spend a lot of time playing them.
How many text messages do you send/receive a day? Let’s go with 200.
If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you choose as your prom dat e? ( Actor) Channing Tatum.
You’re stuck on the island of Kahoolawe. You can have an endless supply of one food. What would it be? Teriyaki chicken.