Catching An Interview with Lucas Dingman and Clement Chan

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Issue 4, Volume 110

By Aki Yamaguchi 

Clement Chan

Grade: Senior
Height: 6’1”
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Black
DOB: 1/6/2002

Lucas Dingman

Grade: Senior
Height: 6’0”
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
DOB: 8/8/2002

1. When did you start playing football?

CC: The sixth grade. LD: Yeah, same. I started playing tackle football freshman year. CC: I also played flag football outside of school in middle school.

2. What do you want to improve for yourself this year?

LD: I want to be able to throw the ball deeper and outside the numbers. Most high school quarterbacks can’t do that and I want to be better than them. I also want to be able to run the ball more during plays. CC: I want to try to be the best player on the field at all times. Run faster, catch better, and improve my game all around.

3. What are your respective positions and what do you do there?

LD: I play quarterback; I basically run the offense and call the plays. I then either pass and throw the ball or I hand it off to one of the running backs. CC: I play wide receiver; I go run and catch the ball from this kid out wide.

4. What are your goals for the rest of the season working off the games you have played?

LD: Win the championship. Be more dominant in games and finish them out to the end. CC: We need to close out the games and give ourselves a bigger lead on the other team. Come out strong and finish strong, keeping that intensity throughout games.

5. How has the captaincy changed your playstyle and outlook on the game?

LD: One thing I’ve learned is that I always need to keep a cool head and be a leader on and off the field. I have to set a good example and always be the hardest worker on the team. Be the first person here to practice and make sure the team is running smoothly. Do the things coaches can’t do. CC: I’ve learned that I can’t just focus on myself as a player, but also on the team. It’s not just me I need to worry about. I need to set an example and be an example at all times.

6. How do you deal with playing football and your schoolwork? Do you have any tips?

LD: I would go to the library during my free periods and lunch. On weekends, I do as much work as you can. CC: I would recommend taking advantage of the use of your time. Do work on the train or on your commute; I find myself the most productive there.

7. Favorite memory or moment?

LD: After practice during hell week when everyone on the team is just chilling and hanging out. It’s also the first time we see each other in a while so it’s great team bonding. CC: Yeah, I agree. On the same day, we all go to Chipotle after and head out to senior Evan Wong’s pool over the summer.

8. Something you are going to miss?

LD: I mean, playing football. Most of these guys, I mean, including myself, will never play tackle football again. Seeing everyone on the team…every day during the week, I will definitely miss that. CC: What I’ll miss the most are this team, gamedays with the boys, and Friday night lights at Pier 40.

Drink of Choice:

>CC - Caramel Macchiato light ice, add whip
>LD - Tea

Favorite food:

>CC - Buffalo Wings
>LD - Poke

Motto to live by:

>CC - Strive for greatness.
>LD - Look good, play good.

Fun fact:

>CC - My knee is missing a few parts.
>LD - Despite playing tackle football for four years, I still cannot tackle.