Athlete of the Week – Angela Ratka
HOMETOWN: Farmington, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Soccer?
I first got interested in soccer by watching my two older sisters play with my mom as their coach, so I wanted to give it a try and I never stopped since then.
Outside Of Basketball What Do You Like To Do?
Outside of soccer some of my interests are photography, art and music.
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
My biggest role models are mostly my parents and my two sisters. I try to take after them in whatever I do.
Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?
For the most part I watch the U.S. Women’s National team and a local professional team at home, the Western New York Flash.
Do You Have Any Superstitions?
I’m extremely superstitious when it comes to soccer. I always eat the same food before a game, I always wear the same headband, my hair the same way, and I always put my right glove and cleat on first.
What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?
My favorite sports memory was winning a sectional championship with my high school last season after not even making the playoffs the year before.
Do YOU Want To Be Athlete Of The Week?
Contact Michael Rosen at Rosenm2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu