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Athlete of the Week: Danayah Cantoral

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  • Athlete of the Week: Danayah Cantoral

    Career facts

    •Member of the Swansboro High School basketball team for 4 years.

    •Played on the Varsity team since freshman year at Swansboro


    • 4.35 GPA.

    • Member of Health Occupations Students of America organization. National Honor Society, Student 2 Student program, Model United Nations and Student Body President of the Student Council Association at Swansboro High School.

    2019 Season Stats

    •Averages 12 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game


Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 2:48 pm

Q: How would you describe how your senior year is going at Swansboro High School?

A: My senior year is exciting and a lot of fun. However, there is a lot of work to do and multiple things going on at the same time.

Q: How has the military community shaped your life?

A: I think [living in a military community] shaped my character and made me who I am today. I became more outgoing and identify with different cultures exploring different parts of the world.

Q: What is your role on the team with the conference tournament coming up?

A: I choose to be very motivational and encouraging to everyone. I push the dynamics of the team and make us strong while working together more.

Q: How did you overcome your ACL injury missing last season?

A: It was a long and difficult process [recovering]. There were times where I thought I was improving. Once I got back onto the court, I felt at home— my heart felt so much better. I felt like destroying all of teams.

Q: Who are your favorite basketball teams and why?

A: My favorite basketball teams are the Golden State Warriors in the NBA and the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. The Golden State Warriors are a super team with really great players. There are players that I idolize on both of the teams.

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