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Cheerleader Profile: Marissa

Posted Feb 1, 2014

Biggest Fear: I am petrified of spiral stairs and bees! I've been stung so many times!

Craziest Thing You’ve Ever Done:  I just recently spent a day at the Abington Township SWAT Training Facility and Range. I had the chance to see their SWAT and Communication vehicles, as well as shoot targets. 

What you like to do in your spare time: I enjoy shopping, taking my dog to the park, and spending time with friends at the beach.

Favorite Quote: "Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts."  -Edgar Allan Poe 

Favorite Movie: I have way too many favorites. To name a few: "The Ugly Truth", "Gladiator", "Step Brothers" and "The Avengers".   

Favorite TV Show: "Law & Order" and "Criminal Minds" are my go to shows but I enjoy re-runs of "Friends".

Famous person you would most like to spend a day with: Mark Wahlberg. He seems like a really down-to-earth guy and I would enjoy hearing how he prepped for movie roles and which his favorites were… not to mention, his Boston accent makes me melt!

Your go-to Philadelphia area restaurant:  The Continental.  They have great food, tasty drinks, and a perfect atmosphere. 

Best advice you’ve ever received:  My Aunt A told me "Who you are today, is not who you will be five years from now, and five years from then you will have changed more. Just because you want something now at 22 or see yourself a certain way, does not mean you will want the same things five or ten years later. And if you are the same, then something’s wrong and you’re not allowing yourself to grow." This advice really gave me a whole new perspective on life and I share it with my close friends when they are experiencing hardships. 

Something on your bucket list: To go skydiving! I am an adrenaline junkie!

Pre-game superstitions or rituals: We usually play music in the locker room to build an energetic, performance-ready atmosphere. During stretches, I always check that my earrings are secured. I wouldn’t want to be the cheerleader with one earring!

Song that gets you pumped up: "Get Me Bodied" by Beyonce, "Started from the Bottom" by Drake, "Pour it Up" by Rihanna and "Take Over Control" by Afrojack

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