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Who the Buc are you? With Taylor Goodyear ’22


Where are you from? 

“Mesa, Arizona.”

What is your major?


What is your plan after college? 

“I plan on taking a gap year to get some work experience in the veterinary field and then go to vet school.”

How did you choose Beloit? 

“I came on a visit in February and I was intrigued by the snow being from Arizona, and I had been looking for something that my home state couldn’t offer me. I chose Beloit because of the campus atmosphere and I really liked how the school encourages you to try different things before committing to one field of study.”

When did you start playing soccer and how did you get into it? 

“I started playing soccer when I was 8, and I was looking for something more competitive and wanted a team environment instead of the dance classes I was taking.”

What is your favorite aspect of soccer?

“My favorite aspect of soccer is being able to work on something in practice and seeing it all come to fruition in game situations.”

How long have you competed? 

“I’ve been playing soccer since I was 8 and I’ve been playing competitively now since I was 14.”

How do you get hyped for a game? 

“I listen to my pump-up playlist which includes Shell Shocked, a personal favorite of the team.”

What’s your favorite memory with the team?

“My favorite memory with the team was my sophomore year when we came back from a 0-2 deficit at halftime against Ripon and came back to win 3-2 in the last few minutes. It was the most hyped we’ve been after a win as a team.”

Does the team have any traditions? 

“We have a secret soccer buddy tradition before our home games so we buy each other some treats and write a note to hype each other up before the game.”

What does a typical practice look like? 

“We will warm-up and then move on to some technical work like dribbling or passing. We will then use what we worked on to move onto a bigger field to put it into a game-like situation.”

What are some of your goals in soccer and in life?

“My goals for soccer are to be a supportive teammate, and to leave it all on the field every game to hopefully help send us to conference. In life I hope to be a hard worker and to be able to travel.”

Do you have any superstitions? 

“I put my socks, shin guards, and cleats on all in a specific order before games.”

 Do you have any pets? Names? Breed? 

“I have three dogs and three turtles. My dogs’ names are Beaux- German Shepard, Juju- French bulldog, and Lambert-Yorkie.”

If you could have any superpower what would it be? 

“To fly.”

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?  

“I want to travel to Greece to live out my Mamma Mia fantasy.”

Stance on pineapple on pizza? Why or why not?

“That is my order from Dominos, if you don’t like pineapple on pizza you’re just lying to yourself.”

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