Interview: An Inspiring Soccer Champ

Hello! I am so sorry I haven’t posted in a while. This is an interview with one of my very successful friends – Mikayla. She has really been inspiring to me and I hope she will be for you as well.

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How long have you been playing soccer?
  •  9 years 
Where did you begin playing?
  •  Guthrie Soccer at Bob Jones
Where are you playing now?
  •  For South Carolina and eastside high school varsity ladies team

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments?

  • Becoming MVP (most valuable player) in my 2013 Furman soccer team and in 2013 going to regional

What is the thing that inspired you to play soccer?

  • The United States women’s national team. Particularly Sydney Ruleroux, Abby Wabash and Alex Morgan have really inspired me.

Biggest goals and hopes for your soccer career?

  • Being on the USA woman’s national team.

What do you do in intense training weeks?

  • 3340514b-2e57-4956-ab4e-b5bd0ae4bc39Conditioning:
    • 300 jump ropes
    • 20 abb kicks from push up position
    • 200 jump ropes
    • 20 abb kicks opposite elbow
    • 100 jump ropes
    • 20 invisible bar sit-ups
    • Rest 1 minute
    • And repeat for a total of three timed rounds
  • Strength:
    • Single leg squats and chair 3 x 10 each leg
    • Single leg hip bridge 3 x 10 each leg
    • 100 push ups with out rest 
What pushes you to keep going?
  • Knowing that when it all comes down to the end, I won’t remember all those days that I pushed myself to the limit. I’m gong to remember when my team goes to state and when we win each game, and the memories that come along with it.