Girls' Varsity Soccer 2017: Interview with Michelle Money '18
Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Michelle Money some questions about the girls' varsity
soccer team. Michelle is a team captain with fellow senior Taylor Critcher. Here is what
Michelle had to say about our girls' varsity team and how they’ve done so far.
Question: How has your soccer season gone so far? Have you had more wins or loses?
Michelle: Right now, we have a couple more wins than we have losses, but overall in conference, we finish ed fourth and we are going into a good seed for playoffs.
Last year your team made it to the championships. Do you think you will make it there again this year, based off of how well you've played so far?
I have confidence we can make it there again. But we do play t he team we lost to in championships last year, and that'll be the game before we go to championships, so if we can get through them we can definitely win championships.
Who do you think was or is going to be your toughest competition this season? So, in championships, who do you think will be the hardest team to play?
I think St. Paul's will be the hardest team to play. Although we lost to other teams, they were games that we could've won, but St. Paul's was definitely our hardest.
If you could pick a word or phrase to describe your team, what would it be?
Work smarter, not harder.
How does this season compare to others?
This is definitely the most talent we've had on a soccer team and we have the most soccer players we've ever had in my four years here . We are just all finally learning how to work together and be cohesive with one another. So that will be good going into the championship.
What made you want to start playing soccer?
Well, I started playing soccer when I was five and my parents just signed me up, so ever since then I've been playing soccer.
What words of advice would you give someone who is considering joining the team?
I say, definitely, just come out and do it, because you don' t necessarily have to be a long-time soccer player to play for Severn School . It's really just a great community and it's all a lot of fun.
Looking back on the past four years of playing on the soccer team, what has been the highlight or your greatest memory?
I think going to the championships was one of the best things that ’s ever happened. Even though we lost, it was still a great experience and it gave every one confidence that we can do it again.
What will you miss most about soccer when you graduate?
Definitely the people. I have made so many close friends on this team and I'm going to miss all of them.
What do you enjoy most about your role as team captain?
I love being able to lead everyone on the team. As a captain, you have to be close with every single grade and that has benefitted me greatly. I hope I' m helping everyone else on the team too.