Federal Way High School tennis senior Paulina Fabela-Santos has been selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 18.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: Wrestling, tennis, spending time with loved ones and going to church.
Q: The person who has helped you the most to succeed?
A: My father, José; coaches Travis Mango and Yattah Reed; and Uncle Chico.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received regarding your sport?
A: “You can do anything for 30 seconds.” — Coach Travis Mango.
Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and your favorite post-game meal?
A: Pregame: Pray and talk with my teammates. Postgame: Jack in the Box.
Q: Song you can’t stop listening to right now?
A: “Wild Irish Roses” by Smino.
From the margin: FWHS Senior Paulina Fabela-Santos is a dedicated athlete and shows her love of the sport through her commitment to improvement. Not only does she give 100% in her own practice, but Paulina also supports her teammates to bring out their own potential. She took the lead in making sure new players understood the drills and led the team through their pre-practice warm-ups and stretches, ensuring that every team member participated fully. Her commitment to high standards for herself and those around her is why Paulina deserves Athlete of the Week!