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Student Spotlight: Alex Pineda

Student Spotlight: Alex Pineda

Major: Economics

Sport: Soccer

Year: Senior


Where did you grow up?

Tarzana, CA...which is in fact named after Tarzan!

Who did you look up to growing up?

My mom! She handled everything I couldn't believe how much she could get done without any help. 

What is your favorite childhood memory?

I went to Disneyland when I was 5 and got to meet Tigger, who at the time was my hero, and I didn't want to leave his side at the meet and greet.

How long have you been competing in your sport?

13 years!

What/who got you into your sport?

In second grade we had PE and the subject of the day was soccer. I was defending, as usual, and I got really strongly kicked soccer ball to the stomach and that's when I was like, "This is it."

What is your favorite thing about your sport?

Getting to body people up probably, and if done correctly, how beautiful passing and switching the field can be.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite food/drink?

I love Inca Kola, a Peruvian soda that tastes like bubblegum!

What is song do you have on repeat right now?

Thank u, next

What was a goal of yours that you have accomplished in your time here?

I strongly believe I've made my mark here. My time on the soccer team was something I have always been proud of, and I wanted to leave a legacy and go down in history some kinda way. I think my hardwork will be remembered forever.

What is your favorite class this semester and why?

Does soccer count??