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  • IN HIS OWN WORDS: Mark Shelhamer, Poland soccer


    Profile of Poland Tornado Mark Shelhamer.

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    Team: Poland Tornadoes
    Sport: Soccer
    Position: Forward
    Age: 18
    Year in school: Senior
    Sport to play: Basketball
    Sport to watch: Hockey
    Athlete: Wes Welker
    Team: Philadelphia Flyers
    Subject in school: Science
    Movie: Rocky
    TV show: Star Trek
    Actor: Clint Eastwood
    Song: ‘Wretches and Kings’ by Linkin Park
    Band: Zac Brown Band
    Food: Chicken Wings
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I like the competition of the games and the camaraderie at practices. We get a lot of support from the community. I try to play as many different sports as I can because I like to stay active year-round.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    Scoring the winning goal in overtime against Mt. Markham at HCCC in my sophomore year.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    My dad inspires me because he pushes himself constantly showing me that I can accomplish whatever I want if I am determined enough.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    None, I do better at school when I play sports. 
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    appeared in October 6, 2012 print editions of The Telegram and The Times

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