By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabrini senior Daniel Michael Isaac Misovich likes to kick for the two sports he participates in. He played football and soccer this season.
“I am currently in 12th grade at St. Frances Cabrini which I have been at since second grade,” he said. “This fall sports season (2019) I played both Varsity Soccer and Varsity Football, but I also do swim and track in the other seasons. I have played Soccer at Cabrini for 6 years and I was asked this year to play on the football team and assist with the kicking.”
“Early on in the season it was really hard to be on both teams because sometimes I practiced 4 hours per day – 2 hours at soccer and then immediately 2 hours at football.
However, when I had spare time in my practice and/or game schedules, I would work with the football coaches to improve my football kicking game,” he added. “(As a side note, I played CYO football in 5th and 6th grade, but then I focused on soccer because it was my favorite sport.) My favorite sports moment would be when the Cabrini Varsity soccer team won Catholic league my freshman year.”
He was not on varsity yet. “Whenever I could I would go to their practices to get better,” he said. “My personal favorite moment was scoring a field goal at Ford Field in the Catholic league football game that we played there in October. My favorite coach would probably be Mr. LaCroix (Cabrini swim coach) because he has a great mentality and is always pushing me to fulfill my potential. Ms. McGrane (history and psychology teacher), who does not work at Cabrini anymore, is my favorite teacher because of her brilliance and amazing personality. My favorite class is psychology because I learned about the brain and how people think and perceive ideas.”
He said he is going to college next fall but he is currently undecided in his major. His hobbies include, basically, any sport you could imagine, listening to music, and hanging with his family. “I listen to lots of different types of music it just depends on how I am feeling. It could be from whatever’s on the radio, to country, rap, R&B, Spanish mix, grime, or just about any other genre.”
His parents are Nancy and Mark. He also has four older siblings: Danielle, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Joseph. “My advice for younger athletes is to be aggressive, to have an elite mentality, and to always have the belief that you can succeed. Being aggressive goes for all sports because it means you will fight for every ball, every challenge, or every second in a race.”
“Having an elite mentality means you go out in every game wanting nothing but a win and that you will pour your heart and soul out there to get it. A wise man, named Arsene Wenger, once said “If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all”. If you do not believe in yourself who will? You will not get anywhere in life if you do not have the confidence in yourself to achieve your goal. Other important things people should keep in mind is their diet and recovery time because those are crucial aspects to sports that people neglect,” he stated.
“One last tip is if you are ever confused look things up on YouTube because it definitely has taught me many things,” he said. “Thank you for reading and for this opportunity to share my thoughts.”