Athlete of the Week: Tomas Nieves

Athlete of the Week: Tomas Nieves


Kelsy Pacheco, Sports Editor

Q: What grade are you in? Academy?

A: I am in IB and I am in 11th grade.

Q: Why did you start golf and how long have you been playing?

A: I started golf when I was about 4 years old. My dad got me into it and I enjoy it a lot. I play it with my dad and his friends alone with some of my friends. I just enjoy being out there.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals?

A: No, none at all.

Q: Have you played any other sport other than golf?

A: I played baseball up until seventh grade and soccer until around sixth, and then I just kind of focused on golf.

Q: You did not continue them – why?

A: Because golf was more important I had a better future in golf than I ever did in those other sports.

Q: Are you in any clubs?

A: I am in NHS and FBLA.

Q: What do you do in the clubs?

A: For FBLA I competed last year, but didn’t make it to states, and in NHS I just do community service.

Q: What colleges or universities are you looking at right now?

A: I’m looking at Fordham university in New York and Boston College. Those are the two schools I want to go to. Because they have a good golf team, I like the city they are in and my dad went to Fordham so that would be pretty cool, if I went where he went.

Q: Do you ever see yourself playing for the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association)?

A: No.

Q: Do you hope to get a scholarship?

A: I want to – that is my goal so I can play for college

Q: Do you have anything to say to people who might want to try or start playing golf?

A: Yeah: it is a fun sport, once you get used to it. Have a lot of fun with it; you can have a lot of fun with it, play with your friends and stuff, get your friends involved and playing and it is enjoyable out there on the course.


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