The Montrose senior had four goals and two assists in a 6-0 win over Mountain View and three goals and an assist in a 5-0 victory over Holy Cross to earn Athlete of the Week honors. Here is more from her interview:
Three people you’d like to have dinner with: Grace VanderWaal, Megan Rapinoe and Rob Gronkowski
Favorite sports teams: New England Patriots and the United States women’s soccer team
Favorite food: Bacon
Athletes you admire: Megan Rapinoe because she sticks up for what she thinks is right. She had an injury and she had to work through it and showed hard work gets you to what you want. Also, Abby Wambach because of how much she’s overcome and how much she’s conquered. I’ve actually met her before.
Montrose’s Maddy Gilhool.
Where did you meet Abby Wambach? It was at the Greater Binghamton Dome. It was a clinic and she went down for two days. Some people played with her and we did heading and just like little drills. We had dinner and she did a speech and her routine of how she grew up and everything and how she got her love of soccer and everything like that. I was playing with her and she was a mutual player so she was on both teams. I gave her an assist and she gave me a high-five. I think that was when I was in sixth grade.
You’re a two-time All-Region Player of the Year and Montrose’s all-time leading scorer just to name a few accomplishments. How have you enjoyed your career at Montrose? I just love the girls and I love my coach Jenton (Esworthy). He’s been a big help. He’s trained me for years now and he just really knows how I am as a player. So he knows how to pick me up when I’m down. He knows how to talk about things of what I need to change up and just moving off the ball. So I think that’s one of the main things. He just knows how I play with other girls, too. So it just kind of blends together and playing for Montrose has been amazing with my best friends.
Do you have any hobbies? I work at a dairy farm. I love that. I love nature and animals. I just kind of like that you’re free with the animals. I’m just kind of an outdoors person. I like the peacefulness.
How did you get into soccer? I started when I was about 3 or 4-years-old. I started probably because of my sister because she was older and it just kind of passed down and I saw her doing it. I felt I would really like it. I played Blue Ridge soccer probably until about sixth grade. And then sixth grade I started soccer at Greater Binghamton Dome. And then after that I moved two years ago to Syracuse. So I’ve been traveling to Syracuse since last year. Two nights a week or three nights a week sometimes.
You committed to UNC-Greensboro. What are you most looking forward to about college? Probably my freedom because I know I need growing up. I want to learn time management. I want to go to the next level of soccer. That’s my main thing. I want to play at the next level and get as much competition as I want.
What TV shows are you watching? I like Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19.
What’s the last movie you watched? Little Miss Sunshine or Top Gun. I really like movies, especially comedies.