Athlete of the Week: Charlie Almoney, Oakwood

Name: Charlie Almoney

School: Oakwood

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Soccer

Claim to fame/honors: Team captain and four-year varsity defender for Oakwood High School; played for Ohio Galaxies Club Soccer for three years; four-year Honor Roll; member of National Honors Society; National Merit Commended Scholar

Bet you didn’t know … I founded Pass It Back Soccer, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that collects new and gently used soccer equipment and donates it to youth in the Dayton area. To date, we have given away over 300 pairs of cleats, shin guards, and socks to kids in the Miami Valley.

Words you live by: “The best leader is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what needs done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Toughest opponent: Alter

Biggest influence: My dad, who also played soccer for Oakwood High School

Match-day rituals: Listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls: Mini basketball hoop

When I’m bored I like to… Watch Sports on TV

Favorite movie: The Other Guys

Person who would play you in a movie: Ed Helms

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Zac Brown Band

I can’t live without: Fly fishing

I can live without: College applications

Event you’d like to attend: World Cup final

Favorite book: Unbroken

Favorite home-cooked meal: Steak and potatoes

Favorite restaurant: The Oakwood Club

Favorite smell: New car

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Great Miami Outfitters

Vegetable you won’t eat: Cauliflower

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jeff Bezos

Whose mind would you like to read? My mom’s

Place where you’d love to travel? Australia

Talent you’d like to have? Whistling

Favorite school subject: Biology

Favorite athlete: Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea FC Defender

Favorite team: Chelsea FC

Favorite Olympic sport: Curling

Something in the world I’d like to change: I would like to see a better understanding between different cultures as well as working together between the different nations of the world

Favorite sports moment: Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship

Favorite junk food: Graeters Black Raspberry Chip ice cream

Best thing about soccer: The constant play and how the clock never stops, anything can happen at any moment

In 10 years, I hope to be … A biomedical engineer with a focus in cancer research

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