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Q-and-A with Ailish Rispin, Marist soccer

Ailish RispMarist soccer. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Ailish Rispin, Marist soccer. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 23, 2012 4:53PM



Ailish Rispin scored 11 goals and dished out nine assists last season in earning All-Area honors.

This year, the Marist soccer player was named an All-Sectional performer.

What part of your game have you most tried to improve?

I want to make my left foot stronger. I think that will help me score more goals. I just want to be a better goal scorer all-around and a better finisher.

Your team plays a tough schedule, between East Suburban Catholic matches and nonconference matches with some of the area’s best teams. Do you enjoy that?

Yeah. We always play a lot of tough games early on in the season that test us out right away. It’s good to have that so you know where you stand. It’s always fun playing tough competition.

If you could snap your fingers and improve one part of your game, what would you like to improve?

I would want to improve my consistency. That’s a big thing that I’ve been trying to improve.

If you could be a pro athlete in a sport besides soccer, what would it be?

I like playing basketball.

What’s on your iPod?

Everything. If you looked at my iPod you wouldn’t even know what kind of music I like. I have everything. I like a variety of music. My favorite band changes all the time.

If you could take any celebrity to prom, who would you take?

I just saw a movie with Channing Tatum in it. I’d take him.

If you had to go on one reality show, which would it be?

“The Real World.” It’s just fun and it just seems like it would be interesting to be on.

You’re stranded on a deserted island and can have an endless supply of one food, what would it be?

Nutella and pretzels. They’re a perfect snack. It’s like chocolate and salt. It’s perfect.

As told to Steve Millar



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