Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Chelsea Best
Chelsea Best is a senior on the Niles soccer team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
CB: Being a captain on both the soccer and cross country teams.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
CB: Letting other teams mercy my team, too many times to count.
What has been a hardship in your life?
CB: My life has been pretty carefree thus far and I’m thankful for that.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
CB: My mom for always giving me someone to look up to and for shaping me into the person I’ve become.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
CB: When I have friends there to watch me.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
CB: I used my hands to block my face in our game on Monday.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
CB: I like running on my own, with friends or kicking the ball around.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
CB: I would have loved to run track.
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
CB: My parents are both my biggest fans, because of their constant support.
How would you give away $50,000?
CB: Most of it would go to my mom for all the money she’s had to spend on me.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
CB: Cross country. From being on the team, I think it would be the most fun.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
CB: I wouldn’t know what to do with myself in my free time.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
CB: To stay positive when I make mistakes or if my team is losing.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
CB: Offsides … many of my teammates do not understand it and get called for it.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
CB: All compliments are good, especially ones that have to do with my personality.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
CB: Take college courses as a high school junior, but I’m glad I did.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
CB: I’ve been seeing a lot of prom(posals) lately, which are usually pretty impressive.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
CB: Reading because it’s relaxing.
Choose one word to describe yourself:
CB: Hungry, like all the time…