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Shady Side Academy's Eric Zhang

Eric Zhang, a senior on the Shady Side Academy soccer team, finished the season on a tear.

In the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs, he made a habit of scoring winning goals.

In five games, he scored five goals, with four of them being game-winners. Two of them came in double overtime. He is undecided on a college but wants to major in either architecture or industrial design. He is leaning toward playing on a club soccer team while in college.

For his efforts, he is The Herald Spotlight Athlete.

What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Day?

Getting together with the family.

What is your favorite class at Shady Side Academy?

An English course which features a fiction workshop.

If you weren’t involved in soccer, what sport would you be playing?

Probably lacrosse. I played when I was younger.

Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

I’ll pick the Kardashians.

What is your least favorite exercise?

For soccer, we have a running drill called Plus 7. You have to run 100 yards in 45 seconds. That’s the easy part. Then you add 7 yards to that and each time you run it, you add 7 more yards but you still have to keep doing it under 45 seconds.

Who would be your dream date?

Megan Fox.

What is your favorite TV show?

“Game of Thrones.”

What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

Crab, dumplings and a cookie cake.

What is your favorite vacation spot?


If you could go anywhere you’ve never been, where would you go?

France or Italy.

On average, how many text messages do you send and receive in a day?


What junk food do you have a weakness for?

Sausage Egg McMuffin.

Is there a food you refuse to eat?


What is your favorite fast food joint?

Five Guys.

What movie could you watch over and over again?

“Forrest Gump.”

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

Chill rap or tropical house music.

What three items have to be in your refrigerator?

As long as there’s orange juice, I’m good to go.

People would be surprised to know that you …

… Like to draw in my free time.

Marty Stewart is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or [email protected].

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