Athlete of the Week: Diana Benigno, Beavercreek

Name: Diana Benigno

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Soccer

Class: Freshman

Age: 15

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Claim to fame: Soccer

Bet you didn’t know: I played basketball too

Toughest opponent/why? Centerville because they are the best team and biggest game of the year

Favorite book: Any mystery book

Favorite movie: Pitch Perfect

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist: Drake

Favorite pro athlete/why? Alex Morgan because she plays for the U.S. National team and is very good

Favorite smell: Cinnamon

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna

Game-day rituals: Wearing my hair in two French braids

Person who would play me in a movie/why? My friend Tierrian because she knows and acts like me the best

Words you live by: If you’re going to do something, do it to your fullest potential

Biggest influence/why? Janelle, my U15 coach because she has taught me so much about soccer and life and has made me who I am today

I am most annoyed by: When people copy me

You can’t live without: My friends and family

Most embarrassing moment: Failing my temps test

In 10 years, I’ll be: A pediatrician living down south

Best thing about soccer: When you score and the whole crowd cheers

Worst thing about soccer: Dirty players

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Broccoli

Favorite junk food: Donuts

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite video game I bought: Mario Carts on the Wii

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Gabby Fawley

Love to trade places for a day with: Alex Morgan

When I’m bored, I like to: Watch Netflix

Worst habit: Procrastinating

On your bedroom walls: Many, many pictures of my family and friends

Talent I’d most like to have: Dancing

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