Featured Athlete: Cat Lychywek
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Sport: Soccer | Grade: 11
Pre-game meal: Chili
Hype Song: “Look At Me” (Xxxtentacion)
Inspiration: Mia Hamm
Future Job: Neuroscientist/Neurosurgeon
Wingspan: What got you interested in soccer?
Lychywek: “Honestly I just played a bunch of different sports, and kind of ended up just latching on soccer.”
Wingspan: What is your favorite part about soccer?
Lychywek: “My favorite part about soccer is being a part of a team and learning everything about each other because we struggle together and go through hard times. We always find a way to bring ourselves back and work it out.”
Wingspan: How do you prepare for a game?
Lychywek: “It’s all about the mentality for me so I just think about what I need to do and what I need to accomplish so I can get it done in the game.”
Wingspan: What goals have you set for this season?
Lychywek: “Right now we need to focus on getting into playoffs. I think that’s a major goal and once we get into playoffs, get past the first round because we’ve always had trouble doing that in the past.”
Wingspan: Do you play soccer outside of school?
Lychywek: “Yeah, I play club soccer for Solar.”
Wingspan: What position do you play?
Lychywek: “I play forward and center-mid.”
Wingspan: What has been your biggest accomplishment?
Lychywek: “I think just getting able to play the sport has been a blessing.”
Wingspan: How are you going to pursue soccer in the future?
Lychywek: “I plan on playing in college, and I have been looking into playing professional soccer in Europe.”