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Ariana Gonzalez, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Ariana Gonzalez, Appleton North Soccer, Tennis and Track and Field

Name: Ariana Gonzalez

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Mindset Mastery, Bolt Nation Fan Club Leader, Stand Up Club

Parents’ names: Angela Gonzalez, Ernesto Gonzalez

Siblings’ names: Isaiah Gonzalez

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of Appleton North High School is the comfortable atmosphere our teachers provide, especially Rodney being super helpful and making things lighthearted throughout the day.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I participated in an Inspire Night at Badger Sports Park through track. I found it to be very rewarding as I was able to have a fun time with all my teammates and help the kids have a fun time and create a positive experience for them to remember.

What is your favorite class? AP Psychology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Cooper

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Don't be afraid to take risks because you are going to fail. Failure is part of the process and you need it to grow.

Favorite youth coach: My dad, Ernesto Gonzalez

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton East

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Nora Waddell, Appleton North 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My favorite memory would be going out to dinners with my team after long days of matches or meets.

Favorite professional team: US Soccer Women's National Team

Favorite professional athlete: Sydney McLaughlin (USA track and field)

College or post-high school plans: I plan to go to college and possibly play soccer.

What is your desired major/career field? Major in Psychology, and minor in Spanish

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I've been learning Spanish since I was three.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Visit Italy

What is your dream job? a forensic psychologist

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Louis Partridge

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... At work, or at home re-watching Dance Moms.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I am very artistic and can draw and paint very well.