October 23rd, 2015

20 Questions with Noah Means-Simonsen

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Noah Means-Simonsen
Means-Simonsen is a goalkeeper for Trinity / file photo

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Noah Means-Simonsen

Age: 17

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: St. Agnes

High school GPA (optional): 3.9

Colleges considering or attending: St. Bonaventure, Centre, Wittenberg

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? I love everyday that I can go out and play soccer. Especially as a goalkeeper, sometimes we have bad days and sometimes we have good days. But staying present in the moment, ready for when hard work meets opportunity.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Morris’ Deli sandwich

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? ‘Dancing Queen’ Abba

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Thabane Sutu, I train with him year round and I have always look up to him. He has given me so much not only in soccer but also in building character. I would be nowhere close to where I am now without him.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Just keep swimming.” Finding Nemo

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith keeps me grounded to not get to high and not get to low. To stay hungry and stay humble.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob

8. All-time favorite board game? Trouble

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone à Twitter

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Feast BBQ

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Office

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing a family member.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Work ethic

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Canes Chicken

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 8 a.m. perfect time to start the day off

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Meanie, my freshman teacher, Mr. Weidimar, started it and the soccer team kept it going.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Kosair Children’s Hospital’s Teen Board

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? My dance ability.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would travel back in time, we can learn a lot from the past.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would want to talk to the Dalai Lama. I would ask him why he always seems so happy with the world?

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