Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 26: Nick Oberst

FWHS senior and tennis doubles partner finished as one of the strongest teams in the league this season.

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Nick Oberst,

courtesy photo Nick Oberst,

Federal Way High School senior Nick Oberst, tennis, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 26.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Graphic design.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Tennis, speech and debate, and hanging out friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My parents.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Stop thinking, don’t focus on the score, think objectively.” – Andrew Buchan

Q: Describe your pre-match ritual?

A: Pre-game: Crack jokes with friends, keep it light, eat a banana. Post-game meal: Five cheeseburgers from McDonald’s with two large fries.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “FlatBed Freestyle” by Playboi Carti.

From the sideline: FWHS senior Nick Oberst has been the definition of what every coach hopes for in a student-athlete. It would be hard to find anybody more determined to improve and put in the time and energy to make it happen. Nick puts in extra practice whenever possible in season and out, and all that hard work culminated in a very successful fall season. Playing at 1st Doubles in one of the most competitive leagues in the state, Nick and his partner won the overwhelming majority of their matches to finish as the third strongest team in the NPSL and claim overall victory at an invitational tournament in October.

Moreover, he was a key leader on his squad, encouraging younger teammates with sound advice, cheers from the sideline, and an easy sense of humor to help bring players together in a largely individual sport.


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