Q and A session: Westerly senior Megan Albamonti

Q and A session: Westerly senior Megan Albamonti



1. What are your personal goals for this season and how do you expect to achieve them?

My personal goals are to be a strong leader on the team, consistently improve on my skills, and give 100 percent every day. I try to lead by example, always showing up, always giving 100 percent and then hoping people will reciprocate. I definitely will be vocal about it, too. I’m not afraid to speak up.

2. What are the team goals for this season and how can they be achieved?

Definitely to make it back to the playoffs and then, hopefully, the championship, to be tops in the division, improve on team unity and have an overall good team work ethic. All of these can be achieved through practice and working together this season.

3. Who inspires you and why?

My coaches, especially [volleyball] coach [Erinn] Beal, inspire me. She knows what I’m capable of and pushes me to reach my maximum potential, making sure I do everything right, making sure I keep my technique together. Just the way she goes about coaching everybody and coaching me, it makes me want to work harder.

4. What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Winning the state championship in the javelin after only throwing for three months. I was really excited when it happened. I was instantly beaming.

5. What has been your greatest challenge?

Balancing four sports with a rigorous class schedule. I have to give up sleep a little bit, but that’s OK. I’ve been doing this since freshman year. I’ve got the schedule down.

6. What are your plans after graduation and why?

To go to college and then, hopefully, med school and becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

FAVORITES

Sport: Basketball

Pro athlete: Aaron Judge

Pro team: New England Patriots

Subject/class: Biology/science

Movie: “Finding Nemo”

TV show: “That ’70s Show”

Actor: Will Smith

Band/musician: Rolling Stones

Food: Pasta

UP CLOSE

Family: My dad (Tom), my mom (Trish), my younger brother (Andrew) and my dog (Surfer)

Hometown: Westerly

Hobbies/interests: Drawing

If I weren’t involved in athletics: I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.

I’d give anything to meet: Rihanna, for sure.

COACH’S TAKE

“Her work ethic, which is something that’s been instilled in her from a young age — she gives 110 percent at everything. … She goes all the time. She does the same in school. She gets good grades; she’s applying to many schools. She wants to be a doctor. The way she works when she comes into the gym is the way every coach wants their athlete to work. And she never quits.” — Erinn Beal, Westerly volleyball coach

 

 

 


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