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5 Questions for Denair soccer's Isaac Starks
5 Qs for Isaac Starks
Denair High soccer captain Isaac Starks answered five questions about his team's chances in league and playing for a new coach. - photo by FRANKIE TOVAR / The Journal

Q. What does it mean to be a team captain for Denair High varsity soccer?

A. “It means you set an example for your teammates. You don’t give up when it seems like that’s the only choice you have. You practice hard. You pick up your teammates when they're down. You tell new members of the team, like freshmen and sophomores, what to do if they don’t know how to do it, and that’s what, to me, is a captain.”

Q. You and your team are in the last round of league play with a 1-7 record. What’s it going to take to turn things around?

A. “A lot more practicing; a lot more communicating on the field during games. No talking back on the field, because we do a little bit of that. We just need to work harder to accomplish the wins.”

Q. What’s the best thing about being a soccer player at Denair High?

A. “Being able to play the game you me, that’s the best part.”

Q. You get to choose one professional player to go up against in a PK shootout. Who do you choose and why?

A. “Ronaldinho because I just love him as a player. I watch all his YouTube videos and everything.”

Q. You have a young, new coach this season. How has it been playing for him?

A. “Fun because I’ve known him before he even was our coach for this season. I know his personality and everything and he’s a fun coach.”