NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Senior Aidan Healy is a member of the North Salem boys soccer team.
How old were you when you started playing soccer and what got you started?
I started playing soccer as early as I could which was when I was 5 years old. I started playing because my older brother played.
What is your favorite thing about being on the soccer team at North Salem?
We have the best chemistry both on and off the field. The North Salem varsity soccer team is by far the best team experience I’ve ever been a part of in my life. Our varsity team is like family.
What is your favorite team activity or pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates? What about a personal pregame or postgame ritual?
My favorite team activity is definitely our team dinners. It is a time for us all to have fun as friends and not just teammates. We always have a great time at our team dinners, and it is very beneficial to our team chemistry. Also, there’s always good food and everyone loves good food.
Do you have any personal or team goals for this season?
My personal goal is to support my team to the best of my ability at all times. A team goal is to make it as far as we can in the postseason. I am already extremely proud of every one of my teammates so whatever happens in the post season won’t take that away.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
My older brother is my biggest role model. He has always led by example and made me a very hard worker and mentally strong.
Do you plan on continuing to play sports in college?
If I get an offer to play soccer in college that would be awesome, and I will definitely play. If not, then I will find an activity to keep me active.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
I have absolutely no idea what I want to study.
What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
I like to listen to upbeat clean rap music like Drake, Lil Wayne and Chief Keef.
What’s something about yourself people might not know?
I love working with little kids, especially coaching them.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to stop and start time so that I could live in the moment.
Where is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?
My favorite place to go on vacation is Arizona because it has the Grand Canyon and other beautiful aspects of nature that you won’t see up in New York.
Favorite place to eat locally?
Aversano’s Restaurant in Brewster is definitely my favorite place to eat. It has the best Italian food ever and incredible service.
What is the go-to app on your phone?
Spotify because I love listening to music. I spend hours every day playing my playlists over and over.
Do you have a favorite TV show you like to binge?
I don’t watch TV.