Tolland High School's April Student Athlete of the Month: Geoff Desmarais
Accomplishments: Varsity player 2009 soccer state championship team, 2011 Connecticut Soccer Coaches’ Senior Bowl Participant, Four-year athlete.
Other sports: Soccer; Tolland High School and Northeast United Premier
How do you prepare for a game: Relax and eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Thoughts on the season: Anything is possible as long as you work hard and believe in your teammates and yourself.
Toughest team to play against: Ellington
Favorite sports memory: Beating Wethersfield, a top-seeded soccer team, this past fall.
Favorite memory of high school: Playing a lacrosse tournament in the snow
Role model or inspirational person in your life: My sister, Brittany, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Emerson College in Boston
Most embarrassing moment: When I introduced myself as Brittany’s sister.
Toughest challenge I’ve overcome: My fear of heights
Favorite athlete: Kemba Walker
Most famous (or near famous) person I ever met: Butch Johnson, Olympic Archer
Person I’d like most to meet: Bear Grylls
Favorite way to relax: Sitting around a fire
Favorite class: Civics with Mr. Weise and English with Mr. Coffey
Favorite snack food: Scooby Fruit Snacks
Favorite band: Rascal Flatts
Favorite restaurant: Cheesecake Factory
Red Sox or Yankees: Red Sox
Favorite movie: The Blind Side
Favorite television show: NCIS
Plans after high school: Attend college and become an entrepreneur