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Homecoming spotlight – A.J. LeGaye

Date of birth: Feb. 24, 1985

Mom: Sally Husson

Siblings: Bobby, 14, VMS 2006

What’s fun about soccer?: “It’s fun just being a part of the team. I like to play physical and that’s fun. Knock people around, get the ball. I’m not very good at possession and all that technical stuff.”

How do you see your role?: “I work hard and try to keep a good attitude and I like to have fun.”

What does a good tackle feel like?: “It feels awesome when you don’t get the foul call and you get the ball away. And the other player’s on the ground.”

What’s your approach to defense?: “This year, I’ve been working a lot on first-defense, getting somewhat close to the ball and trying to jog backward with them. Then, basically, I go after the ball when I need to.”

What’s this team like?: “It’s awesome. We have a great chemistry. We all get along and there’s not patronizing. We’re all equal.”

Who are the funny guys?: Patrick Scanlan, Drew Daley

What Bob Bandoni like as a coach?: “He’s great. I’ve really developed my relationship with him in school and out here. It’s fun working hard for him.”

What’s it like to be a senior?: “It’s kind of cool. First term is a lot of work. After that, hopefully, it will calm down. It’s different, for sure.”

Favorite high school memory: “It wouldn’t be a single memory. Probably working with the little kids at the school. I have a lot of fun with that.”

Favorite subject in school: Calculus

College plans: Applying to Haverford, Harvard, Yale, Colgate, Dartmouth, Williams and Amherst

Career plans: Acting

Roles played: George Gibbs, “Our Town” and some one-acts this year

Favorite actors: Mel Gibson and Adam Sandler

Sports you watch: Football and playoff hockey

Favorite teams: Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche

Favorite players: Maa Tanuvasa, Dan Hinote

Other sports you play: “I ski Nordic and I ski alpine for fun.”

Are you going for Skimeister?: “I’m going to leave that to Duncan (Robinson).”

Favorite TV show: Boston Public

Favorite Simpsons character: “I don’t watch The Simpsons.” (Ed. note: This is a first when it comes to this feature.)

Favorite movie: Sixth Sense

Favorite type of music: Punk

What’s in CD player right now?: Phoenix TX

Favorite Web site: Jellybelly.com

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite drink: Lemonade

What do you put on your pizza?: Cheese

Favorite color: Green

Favorite book: The Hobbit

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: Willow tree

If you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do?: “I would have everybody be happy.”

Compiled by Chris Freud

Photo by Chris Freud

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