High Five: Washington High School girls soccer player is in the spotlight
We asked area athletes five questions so you can get to know them a little better. Today’s guest is Pam Pack sophomore soccer captain Taylor Mitchell.
- Who is your favorite fictional character?
Taylor: Martha Speaks from my favorite show when I was in Kindergarten. I used to watch it on PBS every morning in the kitchen while I ate breakfast.
- How would you spend a million dollars?
Taylor: I would for all my college expenses, give some to my parents, invest some and travel with the rest of it.
- Name three people, living or dead, who you would like to share a meal with.
Taylor: Robin Reese, who was my 1st grade teacher’s assistant, who passed away, Rose Lavelle from the U.S. national women’s soccer team and my granddaddy, Bing Mitchell, who died when I was young.
- Of all your coaches so far, who has influenced you the most?
Taylor: My dad, Kevin Mitchell, because he coached my teams until I was 10 and still coaches me every day. He has always taken the time to help me improve and to drive me to wherever my practices and tournaments are.
- When did you start playing your sport and why did you stick with it?
Taylor: I started playing when I was four or five and tried everything at first. I always liked to move, so soccer became my favorite. My first team won the championship and I got to play on the All-Star team. I liked being successful and wanted to keep working to improve.
It was just about this time last spring when the sports world came to a screeching halt because of COIV-19.... read more