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  • IN HER OWN WORDS: Central Valley Academy Thunder's Taylor Moquin

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  • About Taylor
    Age: 17, senior
    Team: Central Valley Academy Thunder
    Sport: Soccer
    Position: Goalkeeper
    Favorite sport to play: Soccer
    Favorite sport to watch: Softball
    Favorite athlete: Hope Solo
    Favorite team: USA Women’s Soccer
    Favorite subject in school: History/Politics
    Favorite movie: Breakfast Club
    Favorite TV show: Orange Is The New Black
    Favorite actress: Halle Barry
    Favorite song: ‘Shot For Me’ by Drake
    Favorite musician: Shakira
    Favorite food: Pomegranates
    What do you enjoy most about your sport?
    When transferring from Mohawk to Ilion my freshman year, I missed a lot of my old teammates but grew incredibly close to my new ones. Thankfully my senior year we are able to come together as one and that means the world to me because we are making history.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    During my junior year we played Clinton. One of my best games in my career. I made over 20 saves but Clinton won 2-1. We left everything on the field that night.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    Cristiano Ronaldo. He worked for everything he has now and is an amazing athlete.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    Balancing college now classes and sports are very tricky. Especially when I work during the week as well.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I’m going to attend a two year program and play either softball or soccer. Then transfer to a four year school and major in physical therapy.
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