Athlete Showcase: Gage Williams

Published 10:07 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015

WilliamsGage Williams is a sophomore on the Dowagiac soccer team.


What has been one of your greatest

accomplishments as an athlete?

GW: All-state in soccer.

What has been one of your biggest

disappointments as an athlete?

GW: Not winning districts in wrestling.

What has been a hardship in your life?

GW: Being small.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

GW: Dad and mom always going out of their

way for me.

When are you the most nervous while you

are competing?

GW: Shootouts.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

GW: Missing a ball at Bangor.

How do you tend to workout/train when

by yourself?

GW: Run and lift weights. Practice shooting.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

GW: Football.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

GW: My sister. She always supports me.

How would you give away $50,000?

GW: The American Cancer Society.

If you could be the head coach of a team

for a year, what team would you choose?

GW: Notre Dame.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

GW: Focus more on academics.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

GW: Finishing free kicks.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

GW: No handballs.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

GW: Being a great team player.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

GW: Marking the best player. Yes.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

GW: In our last loss our captain Ricky (Lucio) held his head high.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

GW: Soccer. That is what I love to do.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

GW: Self-critical.