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DeBaldo filling the nets for Fox Chapel

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:00 p.m
Fox Chapel sophomore soccer player Deena DeBaldo

Fox Chapel’s Deena DeBaldo, a sophomore midfielder on the girls soccer team, turned her game up a notch last week as Fox Chapel defeated Gateway and McKeesport. She scored three goals and added an assist against Gateway and scored twice with an assist against McKeesport.

For her efforts, she is The Herald Spotlight Athlete of the Week.

She’s been playing soccer since she was 5 years old and hopes to continue playing in college.

Here’s a closer look at Deena:

Q: Who have been your role models in life and in sports?

A: My parents and soccer player Mia Hamm.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: “Friends.”

Q: Are you into the reality shows?

A: Yes. My favorite is “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

Q: Who’s your favorite athlete?

A: Christiano Ronaldo.

Q: What did you dress up as the last time you went trick-or-treating?

A: An ‘80’s girl.

Q: What was your favorite treat to receive?

A: Twizzlers.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Listening to music, taking pictures and hanging out with my friends.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over again?

A: “She’s the Man.”

Q: If you could change places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

A: Soccer player Alex Morgan.

Q: What’s your favorite fast food joint?

A: McDonald’s.

Q: Is there a food you refuse to eat?

A: Fish.

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Steak, bacon, rice, beans and ice cream.

Q: Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

A: Taylor Swift.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?

A: I like to do the chants in the locker room.

Q: What song do you find yourself humming or singing along to the most?

A: “Trumpet” by Jason Derulo.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Channing Tatum.

Q: People would be surprised to know that …

A: My middle name, Joelle, was chosen because my dad’s name is Joel so I was sort of named after him.

Marty Stewart is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or

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