By Mark Lawler What is your favorite sport?
Name: Maggie Lawler
Why do you like it? Well I’ve
Age: 13 been playing for a long time,
School: Farnsworth Middle and it’s a lot of fun.
School Favorite sports team? US
Maggie Lawler, Youth Soccer Player.
Credit to Mark Lawler
Where were you born? Women’s National Soccer
team. because as we all know you
have to talk to play sports.
Favorite school subject? Why do you like them? One
of my favorite players is a What do you like about
former player. women’s sports? They help
What are your interests? you make new friends, and it
Sports, music, and hanging Favorite event to watch for gives a place to form strong
out with friends. sports? Soccer. friendships and bonds.
Do you play sports? Yes. Why do you play sports? I Do you feel women’s sports
play because it’s my passion. aren’t treated equal to
If so, what ones? Soccer and Also I have been playing my men’s? Yes. I think they are
lacrosse whole life. When I was a because it seems like men
little kid I used to go outside run society almost and earn
For school or out of school? I
almost every day and play more publicity in sports and
play soccer for school and
kickball or something like also have more
outside of school, and I play
lacrosse outside of school.
Do you feel sports teach you What do you feel is the
For what teams? Guilderland
life lessons? Yes. In a lot of reason that not as many
United Soccer Club, FMS
sports you learn to work as a people watch women’s
Modified Soccer, and
team. You can learn sports? I think that people
Guilderland Youth Lacrosse.
communication skills as well feel that men’s sports are
more intense and
competitive so they are more year old girl, and that really soccer teams so one day I
fun to watch, even though impressed me. I strive to can play Varsity.
that is not the case. push myself to improve
every day. If you could say one thing to
Do you have any problems all of the young kids out
with sports today? Yes I do. What impact have sports there to get them to play
Athletes are given too much had on your life? I think soccer, what would you say?
money, and they don’t know they have helped me for the I would say that playing
what to do with it. Then, better because it has taught soccer is a great way to get
they end up getting in me a lot of things, especially active and that it teaches so
trouble because they use working together and many lessons along the way.
their money for the wrong communication. Life isn’t an
things. individual effort, and it’s the
same way in sports.
What are your favorite
things about sports? I enjoy What made you decide to
getting to play on the same play competitive soccer? In
team as my friends, but I also fourth grade, I got a call
enjoy the physical aspect of asking if I was interested in
sports. playing travel soccer because
they were short players. The
Do you remember any one following year, I tried out for
memory the most about the Guilderland United Select
sports? Yes. When I was team, and made the team. I
seven, I was at soccer
have been playing ever since.
practice, and I was very
excited because I got to play Do you have a specific coach
offense, and I scored my first that you think taught you
goal in practice. It may not the most? Yes. Christine
seem like that big of a deal, Kanawanda, my coach last
but it’s something I will season. I love her so much.
always remember. She not only taught me
about soccer, but she told
Do you have any role our team that we would
models in sports? Yes. Mia never succeed if we did not
If so, why are they a role Do you have any sports
model to you? She showed goals? Yes. My major goal is
no matter how old you are, to continue to work my
you can push yourself to do hardest to become the best
better. She made the that I can be. I want to
national team as a fifteen continue to make the school