Getting to know: Taylor Wright

Getting to know: Taylor Wright

Purvit Patel, Sports writer/photographer

Taylor Wright comes from Yardville, NJ. A graduate of Steinert High School, Wright chose Wilkes for its exemplary Psychology program and the ability to play as a midfielder for Wilkes’ Women’s Soccer program.

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: While in-between many different schools, Wilkes stood out in a unique way. I met with many administrators/professors who all seemed overly willing to help each and every student in their path to success. This was a special attribute that Wilkes held unlike many other schools.

Q: Post-graduation plans in terms of soccer or a career?

A:  Immediately post-graduation, I plan to attend graduate school. In terms of soccer, I would like to acquire a position as a Graduate Assistant, where I would coach.

Q: What are your hopes for your final season as a Colonel?

A:  This season we have one vision and that is to win The MAC.

Q: When/Why did you first begin playing Soccer?

A: I first began playing soccer when I was 5 years old. I was such a tomboy when I was little, always wanting to play football or baseball — this was all due to the fact that I grew up with a brother who was so close in age. My mom always told me that I played soccer because it was the only happy medium between football and cheerleading.

Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ soccer program that you could improve, what would it be?

A: Other than the terrible field conditions, there isn’t much that I would change about the program. Here at Wilkes, the soccer program is run in a respectable, organized fashion.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A: Off the field, I really enjoy playing tennis, as well as spending times with friends, and especially family.

Q. Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?

A: I have two extremely influential people in my life: my mother and father. They are quite the set of parents — these two are my biggest fans, and I hope to be half the woman my mother is one day and have the same work ethic that my father has. They are extremely supportive and I love them a lot!

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “The best revenge is massive success” – Frank Sinatra. I am a huge competitor and I always have been; this quote by Frank Sinatra is so simple but has a ton of meaning behind it.

Q: Do you have any advice for the freshmen student athletes beginning their freshman seasons and semesters?

A: My advice to the freshman student athletes is to have the most fun playing while they can, because time flies and four years is over before you know it! Give your best effort on the field and in the classroom.

Q: How do you feel about the changes being made to campus this year? What do you like or dislike?

A: Although the changes to the campus aren’t complete yet, it seems to be an investment that many people are going to be pleased with.