Sept. 9, 2009
Name: Taylor Vancil
Sport: Women's Soccer
Post-college ambition: Play professional soccer
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: My mom and dad
Biggest thrill in sports: Big games, the hype, competition...
Athlete you most admire: Hope Solo
What impresses you most about your coach(es): Ability to relate with all of us on a more personal level and knowledge of game
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: My comfort zone on and off the field
Hobbies and outside interests: Rock band, making jewelry, drawing
Pre-competition superstition: Playing text twist on iTouch with Katie Zoeller
Favorite movie(s): Anchorman, Dodgeball
Favorite TV show(s): Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights
Favorite musical group/artist: The Fray, Keith Urban
Favorite foods: Chicken cordon bleu
Favorite class: American history
Favorite book: Twilight
Favorite funny movie quote: "I'm about as happy as a tornado in a trailer park!" - Cars
Favorite professional team: Liverpool
Favorite sports writer or announcer: Al Michaels - NHL
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: None
Person you'd most like to meet: Tim Howard
Words that describes you best are: Quiet, competitive, passionate
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "Work your hardest all the time and leave it all on the field every single day."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I'm not a mute.
If they filmed a movie of your life, who would star in it and what would it be called: Sandra Bullock - Me Vida
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Jesus, Aristotle, Oprah
Why you chose U of L:
I love everything about this school and just knew that this is where I wanted to be.
Best part of being an athlete: You recognize that there's always a higher level you can get to...it's how you work.
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: When I realized being a field player wasn't going to work out so standing in goal was better
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: Getting horses and a house in the Rocky Mountains after finishing school
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: Angry parents of the opponent running onto the field in the middle of the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship game.
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: Christchurch, New Zealand
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Spring