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Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Scorpions senior Justin Wassell.


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Justin Wassell
Senior Midfielder

Where are you from?
Here, Sedona.

What sports do you play?
I play soccer, golf and swim.

Which is your favorite? Why?
Soccer. I’ve been playing it ever since I can walk, and everyone in my family plays it.

Favorite sports team or athlete?
Manchester United.

Favorite movie or television show?
“Game of Thrones.”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To fly I guess.

What do you do in your free time?
I do a lot of hunting.

What do you prefer to hunt?
Deer and elk.

Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
I always just hang out and talk to Julian [Travaglia] before every game, just kind of chill and hang out. Every game I’ve ever played we’ve done that.

Describe your coach in one word
Ambitious.

Describe yourself in one word.
Dedicated.

What makes a good teammate?
Someone who cares about their teammate as much as they care about themselves.

What are the benefits of playing high school sports?
It’s fun, for a lot of people it’s the last organized sport they ever get to play, college is a different story. You meet great friends.

What are your future goals?
Go to the University of Arizona for a science degree and then probably become a firefighter.

What are you looking forward to most after graduation?
Enjoying my summer with a lot of the people I’ll be leaving behind before going to college and just having fun.

Will you try to play in college?
They have intramurals, so I’ll play intramural soccer.

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