OCTOBER 27 SCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Profile of St. Johnsville Saint Dakota Mereness.
Team: St. Johnsville Saints
Position: Sweeper/Center Midfielder
Year in school: Senior
Sport to play: Soccer
Sport to watch: Soccer
Athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo, PePe and Sergio Ramos
Team: Real Madrid
Subject in school: Social Studies
Movie: Never Back Down
TV shows: The Walking Dead and Top Gear
Actors: Jason Statham, Will Smith, Chris Farley and Matthew McConaughey
Song: ‘It's my time’
Band: Linkin Park
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
I love exercise so I love soccer. All of my friends play and it brings us together. We have something to do now and we all share the common interest.
What is your most memorable athletic moment?
Beating Northville at our Homecoming game under the lights.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
Derek Jeter inspires me when he plays baseball because he is always positive and a leader. He is a hard worker and never gives up. Everyone looks up to him.
What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
Finding time just for myself to get away form things for a few hours.
What are your plans after graduating from high school?
Attend Cortland for Fitness Development. Hopefully play soccer for them and then after college join the Army. Open up a gym when I get out of the service.
appeared in October 27, 2012 print edition of The Times