It’s no wonder Salina South soccer star Monique Fair is such a popular player. When you see her play you quickly realize how much she loves the game. Fair plays center back for South and has been involved in the sport for more than 11 years. There isn’t much she enjoys more than putting on that jersey and playing for her school.
“What I like about playing sports for Salina South is the recognition that is brought to a person. No matter how the game ends someone is always there to congratulate the player,” said Fair.
As a teammate, Fair is always looking for ways to lift her team. From her play on the field or some positive words in a huddle, Fair enjoys the passion her teammates bring every game.
“What I love most about my team is how we all connect with each other. Though as teammates we are all different from one another we have a special bond that makes us feel like a family,” said Fair. “My biggest influence on and off of the field is my coach, Trey Crow. He has been coaching me since I was little and he helps me improve as a person and a player.”
In the classroom Fair excels at academics bringing that same tenacity to her studies.
“Academics are very important to me. As a student athlete I know that in order to play the sport I love is to have good grades. When I graduate I would like to go into the study of psychology and possibly become a social worker,” said Fair. “My favorite subject in school is English because it gives me the time to be able express my ideas on a piece of paper for others to read. My favorite teacher at Salina South is Mr. Massey. He is a wonderful teacher because he tells us students that we can change the world and create a bright future for our country.”
This season was stopped short, but Fair and her teammates were able to make one lasting memory together.
“My favorite memory of this school year was seeing all of my teammates again, even if it was for a short amount of time.”