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VYPE Q&A: Allen girls soccer senior, OBU commit Maddison Williams

WHO: Maddison Williams, Allen, Sr, Defender

WHAT: Won the C&T Apparel Poll of the Week - DFW Preseason Girls Soccer MVP

Q&A

VYPE: How long have you been soccer, and how did you get your start?

I’ve been playing soccer since I was three years old. I got my start in soccer with the help of my dad. He introduced me to the game and I’ve been playing ever since.

VYPE: What is your favorite part about The Beautiful Game?

My favorite part about the game is that each player has an opportunity to show their individual talent but it takes every person on the team to win the game.

VYPE: In your opinion, what's the most important skill set for defender?

In my opinion, I think that being able to work as a unit with the other defenders by communicating, shifting, and covering for each other, is the most important skill set for a defender.

VYPE: What's your pre-game routine? Favorite Pre-game meal?

My pre-game routine usually consists of eating with some of my teammates, chilling in the locker room with my team, and on home games it’s a tradition for some of us to play wall ball. It’s just a way for us to have fun and release some nerves before the game. My favorite pre-game meal is either a protein bar or a sandwich.

VYPE: On the Allen squad, who is the funniest teammate? Best Dancer?

We’re a close team and we like to have fun. I would say the funniest people on our squad are Addie Tate and Claire Carney. When it comes to the best dancer, Ashleigh Williams is by far the best.

VYPE: Favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school is science, specifically biology.

VYPE: Off the pitch, what's your favorite thing to do?

Off the pitch, my favorite thing to do is be with my family and friends. It’s always fun supporting our other sports teams at Allen too.

VYPE: Do you plan to play soccer in college? If so, where?

I am committed to Oklahoma Baptist University and I’m really excited to continue playing the sport I love at such an amazing college.

VYPE: If you could go pro in any sport besides soccer, what would it be?

If I could go pro in any sport besides soccer, I’d probably pick track.

VYPE: What professional soccer player do you try to model your game after?

I try to model my game after Julie Ertz, because not only is she an amazing defender, but she has proven to be a versatile player and a dangerous finisher in the box.

VYPE: What is one moment from your soccer career so far that you'll remember forever?

One moment from my soccer career that I’ll remember forever is when we finally broke the curse and won in the third round of playoffs last year. We played our best game of the season that day. Everyone did their job and our team chemistry really shined through. I will remember that game forever because the pure joy we felt after hearing that final whistle blow carried through the whole bus ride home.

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