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Get to know: Austin’s Robin Weaver

Robin Weaver is a senior keeper for the Austin girls soccer team.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: Soccer.

Q: How did you originally get into soccer?

A: When I was three years old I started playing with some kids in my neighborhood. Then when we were old enough we started playing travel soccer for Tennessee Soccer Club. I have been playing soccer in Austin since I moved to Minnesota in sixth grade.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Winning our first game of the season with my new team in Minnesota.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: I have learned the value of perseverance, and how important it is that I push myself and those around me to be the best we can be.

Q: What is the hardest part about sports?

A: playing with confidence no matter who you are playing and what the score is.

Q: How do you keep your focus when competing?

A: When I step out onto the field I block everything else out. Also, I try not to focus on the scoreboard, so I can focus on making the saves I need to make. 

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Manuel Neuer, because my childhood best friend and I have always been huge fans of Germany, and Manuel Neuer played goalie for Germany when they won the World Cup in 2014 and he also won the Golden Glove for being the best goal keeper in the tournament.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: “White Collar.”

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Aerospace engineer.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Crepes.

Q: What is your favorite song?

A: “Boondocks” by Little Big Town.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: I am planning on attending college at either Texas A&M or Auburn to study aerospace engineering.

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be?

A: Telekinesis.