Featured Athlete: Diego Giffuni


Junior Diego Giffuni

What is your favorite part about playing soccer for Northwest?

The best part about playing soccer is the atmosphere there, and the people that I play with.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before each game, I always put tape on my wrist and put the word “mom” so when I score or do something good I always point to my mom.

When did you start playing soccer?

I started playing soccer at 1 year old.

Do you still enjoy the sport years later?

Yes, I love playing soccer, I have a passion for it.

How do you balance school work and a varsity sport?

I normally wake up early and get all my work done, if not I do it after practice or game.

Do you plan to continue the sport throughout the rest of high school?

I do plan on continuing to play soccer throughout my whole high school career.

Were you good when you first started?

My freshman year I was really good, I was the only freshman that year to make varsity. I have always been good at soccer but there is still lots of stuff to improve on.

What has been your biggest accomplishment? 

My best accomplishment was making the varsity team my freshman year and starting a good amount of games.

 Do you hope to play soccer in college? 

I wish to continue my soccer career for college and for more than that.

Who’s your biggest influence?

My best influence is my family. They keep me up and going and especially my dad which helped me get here where I am today.