Up Close & Personal with Abby White

Banner Elk, NC--A native of Madisonville, TN this sophomore forward/midfielder has a goal and an assist on the year. Today we continue our Up Close series of interviews with Abby White. Please join us.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae? The people were really nice. It's in a little town, and the school offered everything I wanted.

2. What are your personal goals for this season? I want to be better and to be the soccer player that I've been all my life.

3. What's your favorite Bobcat memory here at Lees-McRae so far? I don't really know because there have been a lot of great memories already.

4. What is your favorite part of playing soccer here at Lees-McRae? I'd saying being able to work hard and still have fun at it.

5. Who has been the most influential person on your athletic career? My dad has had that role in my life.

6. If you weren't playing soccer, what other sport would you play? I'm already playing two, soccer and lacrosse. If I weren't playing those two I'd probably go back to gymnastics.

7. What is your major and what do you plan to do with your degree? My major is Wildlife Rehabilitation, and I hope to be able to open my own business when I graduate.

8. What is your favorite band? Tool

9. What is your favorite book? I don't really read all that much.

10. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? I'd like to visit England.

11. What is one word that describes you and why? Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious...I like to have fun and there isn't a real word for me.

Abby's Story...Well, my school had a career fair and my friend and I wanted to go to a school that had soccer and some kind of animal program. So we went around to all the school representatives and asked them if they had a pre-vet program and then if they had soccer. All the schools had only one if they had any of those.We almost gave up until we saw Lees-McRae decked out in green. We thought we would give it a try SO we asked if they had an animal program and the recruiter explained the Wildlife Rehabilitation program. It sounded very interesting and the pictures on the brochure were very pretty and persuading. She then told us LMC had soccer but that she didn't know much about it but was able to give us a number. We filled out the little card and wrote soccer for interests. We talked about it all the way back. When I got home I filled out the application but waited a few weeks before I turned it in. During those few weeks I spoke with the soccer coach here and everything was planned out. I sent in my application and signed the soccer form. And that is how I got here. I am so glad I came here. Last July at orientation I already had a few friends, and I hadn't even started here yet. (One of which was my boyfriend, and I am still with him.) This school is so fun to be at. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to stay all four years.