Quick Questions With Imani McDonald
By Seth Paterson
The starting goalkeeper for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team, Imani McDonald has deep ties to Long Beach. After graduating from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, she started her career at the Beach in 2015.
In 2017, she tallied 35 saves and received Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors on Aug. 28 after helping the Beach shutout Northwestern and San Diego State. At the end of the season, she was given the 2017 Big West Service and Leadership award and was named an Academic All-Big West selection.
As she was wrapping up her final season with Long Beach State this fall, we asked her a few questions.
DIG: What are your top three favorite movies?
McDonald: Remember the Titans, The Lion King, and Pitch Perfect, all three.
DIG: What is your favorite TV show?
DIG: Celebrity crush?
McDonald: Michael B. Jordan.
DIG: What is your favorite artist or top three?
McDonald: Kendrick and J. Cole and… we’ll just go top two then.
DIG: What is your favorite album?
McDonald: Take Care by Drake.
DIG: Do you like to go out to eat or cook at home?
McDonald: Depends what I’m feeling, but usually I like to go out.
DIG: Go out and party or hang out at home with friends?
McDonald: Friends, always. Parties are always there.
DIG: If you could have any meal in the world, what would it be?
McDonald: My grandma’s gumbo.
DIG: If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
DIG: Your favorite social media?
DIG: Do you have a favorite meme?
McDonald: The Nick Young one (with all the question marks).
DIG: What is your favorite professional sports team?
McDonald: Los Angeles Rams.
DIG: What would be your preferred position if you weren’t a keeper?
McDonald: In soccer? Forward; why not?
DIG: Favorite sport to watch/play other than soccer?
McDonald: Oh, football.
DIG: Most important moment in your sports career so far?
McDonald: My entire sports career? My decision to play soccer at the age of six.
DIG: What would be the one item or set of items you would bring on a deserted island?
McDonald: CD player and CDs. Music makes the world go around.
DIG: What is your biggest pet peeve?
McDonald: The clicking of pens. If you’re gonna keep doing it, just get away from me!