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Name: Carlos Acosta School: DePue Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Position: Forward Superstitions: Me and my family have always had a superstition that when you go in (to the game) you grab a blade of grass and do the sign of the cross, and pretty much thank God for letting you play one more game.
Favorite sports memory: Once when I was in the youth soccer league in Spring Valley on the regional team it was really, really windy. I threw the ball in and the wind took it pretty much from the outside of the box and made it curve and go in the goal.
If you could spend a day with a famous athlete, who would it be?: Cristiano Ronaldo. I've always been really interested in Cristiano. He’s always been my favorite soccer player. He has the best free kicks. I’ve always wanted to make it pro and hopefully get to play with him one day.
What was your favorite subject in school?: Even though I’m struggling in it, math is my favorite. I’ve always liked math. It comes natural to me.
Last week’s accomplishments: Acosta broke the 100-goal plateau with a pair of five-goal games in big wins for the Little Giants over both Serena and Mendota. With the victories, DePue continued its perfect 6-0 start to the season, and Acosta has reached 104 goals and counting.
Acosta on his performance: I went in thinking it was going to be a battle for both games. Early in both games were really, really tight. It was really exciting to get five goals against Serena. When we played Mendota, to me and my teammates it’s probably our biggest rival. We always have a rivalry between us, and every year they beat us. I was really excited. My personal goal was to make 100 (goals) in four years (of high school) and just hitting that ball and scoring my 100th goal was the best feeling I’ve ever had.
Coach Tim Stevens says: Carlos’s performance is always great because he not only does scores when he get his opportunities, he really does get everyone else involved. So, when I look at Carlos scoring 100 goals, I also view that as the DePue soccer team scoring 100 goals. It's pretty remarkable.
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