The Student News Site of Bethel University

The Clarion

The Student News Site of Bethel University

The Clarion

The Student News Site of Bethel University

The Clarion

Game changers: Five sports culture favorites

Get to know Bethel’s athletes in an exclusive Q&A.

What is your favorite sports movie?

Mattes: “Remember the Titans”

Hanson: “Miracle”

Penke: “Miracle”

Menendez: “McFarland, USA”

Who is your athletic hero?

Mattes: Kobe Bryant

Hanson: Noora Räty

Penke: Sylvia Fowles

Menendez: Lionel Messi 

What is your favorite pre-game warmup song?

Mattes: “La Romana” by Bad Bunny

Hanson: “Count ‘Em” by Brandon Lake

Penke: “Pretty Boy Swag” by Soulja Boy

Menendez: “Rakata” by Wisin & Yandel

What is a pre-game ritual or superstition you have?

Mattes: I eat a banana. 

Hanson: I make a peanut butter and honey sandwich before every game. 

Penke: I have to end warmups with a made shot. 

Menendez: I do my warmup and then pray. 

What is your favorite athletic brand?

Mattes: Nike

Hanson: Nike or Champion 

Penke: Nike

Menendez: Nike

Athlete: Adam Mattes

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Newton, IA

Athlete: Anna Hanson

Sport: Hockey

Hometown: Stacy, MN

Athlete: Rosie Penke

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Ely, MN

Athlete: Crioni Menendez

Sport: Track and Field

Hometown: Stamford, CT

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Taylor Hanson
Taylor Hanson, Sports Editor
Taylor Hanson, 19, is a sophomore organizational communications major with a journalism minor. Taylor is involved at Bethel as a Shift leader and as the Director of Intramurals. She loves finding coffee shops tucked away in the cities, going to any athletic event or scootering around campus with her friends.  [email protected] | 720.425.5218

Comments (0)

All The Clarion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *