Q&A: Grace Younger

Published 8:51 am Monday, June 1, 2015

Grace Younger is a sophomore on the Dowagiac soccer team.


Grace Younger

Grace Younger

What has been one of your greatestaccomplishments as an athlete?

GY: Making varsity.


What has been one of your biggest isappointments as an athlete?

GY: Having to sit out for two weeks because of my ankle.


What has been a hardship in your life?

GY: Having snapping hip syndrome.


Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

GY: My mother. She is raising me as a single parent.


When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

GY: During a penalty kick.


Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

GY: When I ran to the wrong end of the field.


How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

GY: I do my physical therapy exercises and go for jogs.


What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

GY: Either rugby or lacrosse if we had those sports.


Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

GY: My mom. She always supports me.


How would you give away $50,000?

GY: The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

GY: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.


If I did not play sports, I would…?

GY: Get back into horseback riding/shows.


What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

GY: Dive for the ball.


If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

GY: You could be more aggressive without getting carded.


What is the best compliment you have ever received?

GY: You’re a really good goalkeeper.


What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

GY: Penalty kick shootout. Yes.


What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

GY: A front flip throw-in.


What is your favorite hobby? Why?

GY: Horseback riding because it clears my mind.


Choose one word to describe yourself:

GY: Personable.