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|Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:48 am Post subject: Courier Post interviews Brad Franks
|An interesting interview in the Courier Post...
|Q&A with Shawnee's Brad Franks
Monday, October 2, 2006
Each week "Courier-Post' staff writer Kevin Callahan sits down with a high school athlete for a question and answer session. This week's subject is Brad Franks, a senior on the Shawnee High School boys' soccer team.
Q: You have two older brothers (Jamie and Ryan) who were soccer stars at Shawnee, who is the best of the three?
A: I also have a younger brother (Kyle) who will be a freshman next year, so he still has a chance to prove himself. Right now, Jamie would probably be the best, Ryan got the good grades.
Q: What college are you interested in attending?
A: Elon University, Delaware and Lehigh.
Q: The Rolling Stones and The Who are both touring again this fall, what legendary band would you rather see?
A: Probably The Who, their songs are more upbeat.
Q: Who is the best soccer player in South Jersey?
A: A guy who I play club soccer with who people don't hear much about because of being overshadowed by his teammate Andreas Kustas, but in my mind, Steve Macurdy is the best.
Q: What rule would you add to soccer in high school?
A: The schedule should be changed so all the best teams play each other every game instead of mismatches that take place most of the time.
Q: What is your favorite high school soccer team not your own?
A: I bleed Shawnee blue. The most classic team is probably Cumberland though. Some of those guys have made the trip up to Shawnee to hang out and some of us have gone down there. Classic group of guys, led by A.J. Federico and Hollis Irvine.
Q: Does your coach (Brian Gibney) drive a cool car?
A: If you consider a soccer mom minivan a cool car, then sure.
Q: Who famous are you six degrees connected to?
A: My father (Jack) played high school baseball with Orel Hershiser.
Q: What is the first Web site you read each day?
Q: Who is the biggest inspiration in school?
A: Mr. Rinier, my English teacher. He was in the Army, and went to war, has been through chemotherapy two times, graduated from Rutgers top 10 in his class, worked in the business world and still has one of the best outlooks on life I have ever seen.
Q: Could you replace Steve Irwin as the Crocodile Hunter?
A: I wouldn't want to, I am deathly afraid of all wild animals.
Q: Do your parents (Janice and Jack) have any cool DVDs?
A: If they aren't out on the fields, they usually watch their kids' DVDs.
Q: Nicest person on the team?
A: Sophomore Matt Schoifet. Most classic is Phil Falkowski.
Q: What book would you rather read than play PlayStation?
A: Any murder mystery.
Q: Who is the high school athlete in South Jersey you don't know but would like to get an IM from?
A: Williamstown's Kacey Richards.
Q: Who is the first person on your cell phone speed dial?
A: Our center-mid, Drew Von Bargen.
Q: Who would you like to dance with on "Dancing with the Stars'?
A: Dancing with the Stars is my mom's favorite show and her favorite dancer is the one I would like to dance with, Stacey Keibler.
Q: Where is the first place you will go on vacation once you start working?
A: Somewhere for spring break in the south and try to continue living my college years.
Q: Best place or class to hide and take a nap at school before practice?
A: J.R. Gillern's math class.
Q: Best math teacher in your school to help a sportswriter who can't get the final score right?
A: Ms. Tallmadge.
Q: Worst food in cafeteria that you would only give a sportswriter who asks dumb questions?
A: I stay away from cafeteria foods and bring my own lunch