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90 Seconds With The Sports Performance Team
Maggie Tydings '20 Sports Editor
March 7, 2019

If you have never had the privilege of being injured or filling out a program inquiry form in the Athletic Center, than maybe these interview will compel you to do one or the other. Although maybe not the injury one.

The “Sports Performance Team” as they have dubbed themselves consists of five of the funniest, coolest, and most caring people on this campus.

Mrs. Parker, or Kate as she is commonly called by her proteges, has been with Deerfield for, “too long,” as she would say.

Mrs. Parker may be found staring down students caught running on her treadmill or “pew, pewing” students with a crutch.

Mr. Graves, or Mr. Graves as he is referred to, runs the training room and is known around campus for his cunning humor.

Ms. Biscottini (said no one ever), or Gabi, is excited to be featured in the Scroll for a fourth time during her four years at DA.  Gabi can be found interviewing for the Scroll, her favorite pastime, or teaching spin class.

Mr. Tamburro (said no one ever), or Ronnie, struggled to find the time for this interview as he was far too busy designing instagram posts on how to gain weight. Ronnie, along with 78% of the student body, prefers Reese’s over Peanut Butter M&M’s and is ardently opposed to Taylor Swift, except for Blank Space, which is, “a banger.”

Ms. Theriault, or Emma, is often overshadowed by the far cuter, mini version of herself and can be found giving Fitness Center orientations to nervous ninth-grade boys.

For the first time in Scroll history, 90 Seconds With has been conducted in 90 seconds.

Yes, we timed them. Yes, they will attest. Enjoy!


Mrs. Kate Parker

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Credit: Natasha Leong

If you could meet one athlete dead or alive who would it be?

Steph Curry

What do you eat for breakfast?

Fruit and yogurt, but sometimes I don’t eat breakfast. Don’t put that in there.

What would you tell yourself at age 16?

Don’t get hurt again.

What famous people have you met?

Chris Farley at rehab when I was 10. But I wasn’t in rehab.

Least favorite sport?


What movie makes you cry?

Remember the Titans

What is the score of your game of life?

Kate – 1 Life – 1. It’s a tie

Would you rather have a golden voice or a silver tongue?

Golden voice

Favorite Hannah Montana song?

I don’t know any

Spinach or celery


Favorite team on campus?

Thirds girls squash

Mr. Robert Graves

Head Athletic Trainer

Credit: Natasha Leong

On a scale of 1-10 how intolerable do you find baby photos on FaceBook?


Who would you let punch you directly in the face?

Mike Tyson

Favorite spice girl?

Pepper, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage

What’s your favorite thing to order from Olive Garden?

Chicken parm

What’s the most amount of money you have spent at McDonalds?


How many days have you gone without showering?

A week.

Favorite Taylor Swift song?

That’s tough. The one with boyfriend that’s not nice.

Peanut Butter M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces?

Peanut M&Ms

What would your autobiography be called?

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

A six year-old asks you if Santa is real, what do you say?

No. Grow Up. Lying is wrong.

Favorite team on campus?

I can’t say it violates my confidentiality agreement.

Ms. Gabriela Biscottini

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Credit: Madeline Lee

Would you rather always be ten minutes late or twenty minutes early?

Twenty minutes early

What would your last meal be?

Pizza from Baked Jims in Jersey

Barbies or American Girl Dolls?


If you were a flavor, what would you be?


Favorite Ariana Grande song?

Into You

If life were a video game, what would your cheat codes be?

What does that even mean. I’m not a gamer

Would you rather eat a box of dry spaghetti noodles or a cup of uncooked rice?


What’s your spirit animal?

My dog

Friends or How I Met Your



Favorite team on campus?

Rehab Squad

Mr. Ronnie Tamburro

Strength&Conditioning Coach

Credit: Natasha Leong

Best type of cheese?


What’s the absolute worst name you could give your child?

Carol for a girl. Guy for a guy.

Pre-Game Song?

John Denver: Take Me Home, Country Roads

What would the world be like if it was filled with copies of you?


How much can you bench?

More than you.

Favorite Kids Movie?

Peter Pan

Toilet paper: over or under?


Favorite chocolate bar?


Nick or Disney?

Disney Channel

Weirdest exercise name?

Sumo deadlift high pull thruster

Reeses or Peanut Butter M&M’s?

Ha, that’s a good one. Nice try though.

Favorite team on campus?

If I tell you I’d have to kill you.

Ms. Emma Theriault

Fitness Center Manager

Credit: Mark Chung

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

I guess technically although I wouldn’t call it that

Favorite Justin Bieber song?

I do like Justin Bieber. Beauty and Beat

What body part would you not mind losing?

I think about this one a lot. I’d have to say nose.

How do you feel about working with Ronnie?

I love working with Ronnie. He’s actually like the coolest person to share an office with.

Cats or dogs?


Reeses: Sees or Ces?

Reeses for the pieces. Reeces for the cup.

Hannah Montana or Victorious?

Hannah Montana, I don’t know that other one

Would you rather never be stuck in traffic again or never get another cold?

Never get another cold.

Favorite team on campus?

I can’t pick favorites.