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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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.