Teays Valley senior Mason Spencer recently signed to play collegiate soccer at Malone University, an NCAA Division II institution located in Canton. Spencer was a first-team Mid-State League Buckeye Division honoree this past season for the Vikings.
Q: Who is your favorite singer or music group?
A: Rap and hip-hop. My favorite music artist is NF.
Q: What is your favorite homemade meal?
A: Steak on the grill that my dad makes.
Q: What are your strengths in soccer?
A: Leadership on the field by having the ability to build up the play and to create scoring opportunities.
Q: Name a previous weakness you’ve overcome in soccer?
A: I used to be the smallest guy on the field and now I’ve grown.
Q: What led you to sign with the college you selected?
A: I chose Malone, because it is a good academic fit, it is only two hours from home and I really like how Coach Eric Reed develops his players, make sure they are the correct fit for the team and builds personal relationships.
Q: What are some of your top athletic accomplishments or memories?
A: Four-year varsity player, captain as a junior and senior, two-time first-team all-league and Central Ohio All-Star Game player.
Q: Do you have any pregame rituals or routines?
A: I eat a few Skittles before each game, I always wear a t-shirt to warm-up in and then change into my jersey for the game.
A: I like to listen to a variety of podcasts when I work.
Q: What career do you want to go in as an adult?
A: I would like to become a Physical Therapist, because of my Aunt Shelley. She inspired me to want to help others overcome their physical limitations just as she has done.
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
A: My brother Drew, he went to his dream college, played collegiate soccer all while getting his degree in Biomedical Engineering. He inspired me to go after my dreams.
Q: What’s your favorite memory from Pumpkin Show?
A: When a carnival worker gave me and my friends tickets to a ride after hours since we were working in the Village Chapel booth during the regular hours.
A: Triple Threat, because I was a member of the Triple Threat on the soccer field with my best friends, Caleb and Noah, when we were in recreational league.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: The Office or Psych.
Q: Favorite video game?
A: Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Q: Favorite restaurant?
A: Cap City Diner; the romano crusted chicken is amazing.
Q: What’s the best present you’ve ever received or given to someone?
A: I gave my girlfriend, Brook, flowers each month for the past 18 months.
Q: What’s your most valuable possession?
A: My great-grandfather’s gold necklace. My family says I remind them of him.
Q: What was your favorite costume you dressed up in for Halloween growing up?
A: Ferris Bueller, because that’s my favorite movie of all-time.
Q: Where would you like to go for your dream vacation, and what would you do there?
A: Going to the Outer Banks with my extended family. I actually get to do this every year and I cherish this time with them.
Q: What’s your favorite school subject?
A: Science, I really enjoyed Biology and Anatomy. I like all sciences.