June 24, 2019

‘My Hometown’ – Xavier Green


Xavier Green | Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Sophomore | Men’s Soccer

Xavier Green is a rising junior on the men’s soccer team who is from Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. The district, Kapiti Coast, is most famous for Kapiti Island, which requires a permit to visit because it is a pest-free bird sanctuary.

Q. What do you love most about your hometown?

A. The childhood memories with family and friends

Q. How do you describe your hometown in one word?

A. Freedom

Q. What is your favorite memory from your hometown?

A. Swimming in the Waikanae river during summer

Q. What do you miss most about your hometown?

A. Swimming in the river and also at the beach

Q. How often do you go home?

A. Once a year

Q. Does your family still live in your hometown and how long have they been living there?

A. Yes, my family still lives there and have lived there my whole life

Q. What is the biggest difference between your hometown and Columbus?

A. The population size and the sports

Q. What is the most popular thing to do in your hometown?

A. Visit the beach

Q. Is there anyone famous from your hometown?

A. Christian Cullen, Rugby Player; Peter Jackson, Film Director

Q. How has your hometown contributed to where you are today?

A. My home town was where I first played soccer with all my friends which has led me to playing for the Ohio State soccer team.

Q. What is the population of your hometown?

A. 10,000.

Q. What sport is popular in your hometown?

A. Rugby

Q. How many kids attended your high school?

A. 1,300

Q. Is there local food your hometown is known for?

A. Fresh fish, local breweries

Q. What are your local sports teams?

A. Waikanae Rugby Club

Q. Most prominent industry/line of work?

A. Nursing and caregiving, large retirement homes

Q. What do people from your hometown ask you?

A. “What’s America like?”

Q. If you could have grown up somewhere else, would you have?

A. Nowhere else

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