Featured Student-Athlete
Alana Kualapai

Alana Kualapai

Women's Soccer
October 10, 2017

Alana Kualapai helped the women’s soccer team to a pair of conference wins over the weekend to improve the team’s record to 6-4-2 overall and 2-3-1 in GSAC play. The senior from Escalon, Calif. Contributed a pair of assists over the two game stretch, her first two of the season to aide in the team’s big offensive performance over. Kualapai is one of just five players to have started all 12 games for the Oaks this season!

Sport: Soccer
Position: Midfielder 
Class: Senior 
Major: Sports Management 

How did you decide you wanted to come to Menlo College?

I decided to come to Menlo College not only for the soccer program, but also because of the advantageous and opportunistic area Menlo is in along with the strong Polynesian affiliation Menlo has.

Describe one of your favorite memories so far at Menlo College.

One of my favorite memories so far have been my collective experiences with our annual luau. We prepare throughout the school year in order to showcase the culture of the Pacific Islands in one evening at the end of the school year. We are able to gather people from all over to come together and enjoy great food, a night of performances, and good company. 

What has been your favorite part of being a student-athlete?

My favorite part about being a student-athlete is the opportunity I have to be fortunate enough to carry that title. I have the chance to receive a higher level of education while competing in the sport I love on the collegiate level, and it has been an opportunity I have not taken for granted. 

Who on your team would most likely have the barista at Starbucks know their order as soon as they come in? Do you know her order?

I would say Maya Mogensen. I don't know her exact order, I do know it's some type of tea. 

If you had to pick one way of eating a potato, what would you choose?

I would pick eating potatoes in the form of mashed potatoes. Nothing can beat the way my mom makes them, especially during Thanksgiving.