El Paso Youth Handball has many stars and Maleyna Moriel is one of them. Wellinspired has a chance to interview her. She is an accomplished handball and softball player, as well as aspiring physical therapist.
Wellinspired (WI): How old are you / where were you born?
Maleyna Moriel (MM): I'm 18 I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas!
WI: How many siblings?
MM: I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers
WI: Wow! How tall?
WI: Why do you play handball?
MM: I play handball because it's a good sport, keeps me in shape and I meet a lot of people and create new friends
WI: How many championships? Singles and/or doubles?
MM: I have gotten first place in the Yes-2-Kids and 2nd place twice at the U.S. Handball Nationals. Sportsmanship award from the U.S. Army Ft. Bliss Shootout and 2nd place twice in a row there.
WI: When you are having a bad day on or off the court, what do you tell yourself?
MM: When I'm on the court and if I'm having a bad day I always tell myself that I'm going to leave it out all on the court. When I'm having a bad day off the court, I always try to go on with my day no matter because I wouldn't want anything to slow me down.
WI: Who are your role models and why?
MM: One of my main role models would be my mom because we come from such a big family and she owns her own company so I know it's not easy. But yet she still manages to keep the family close, raise us right and still put food on the table.
WI: What are your handball goals?
MM: My handball goals are to always be better then what I can be and to try to make it so I can play with the pros.
WI: You said you want to study physical therapy -- why?
MM: I want to study physical therapy because I'm very interested in learning about the body and also becoming a trainer to all athletes and to hopefully become a trainer for the pro sports.
WI: Favorite food?
MM: Mexican food
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WI: What languages do you speak?
MM: Spanish /English
WI: What inspires you in your life?
MM: Family and friends
WI: What part of el paso do you most like?
MM: I play basketball and softball for about 9 years I fell in love with the sports im a catcher for softball and i was a post player for basketball, I love to stay active, meet new people, and I always try to accomplish something new.
WI: Thank you Maleyna and keep striving in academics, athletics and life! Good luck!