Hannah Biglow

This week's Athlete of the Week is Hannah Biglow, a senior on the Auburn High soccer team

Auburn Villager: What position do you play?

Hannah Biglow: I play goalkeeper.

AV: When did you get your start playing soccer?

HB: I started playing soccer when I was around 4 years old.

AV: What drew you to it?

HB: Well, I've tried a whole bunch of different sports, but I just stuck with soccer.

AV: What is it about soccer do you like?

HB: I don't know. I just like the whole team aspect. I just felt comfortable playing soccer.

AV: Have you always played goalie?

HB: No.  I actually started playing forward when I was little, but then I moved to defense. And then when one of our goalie got hurt, I filled in. 

AV: When did you make that shift over to goalie?

HB: It was probably eighth grade. 

AV: What are the biggest challenges about playing that position?

HB: Most of it seeing the field and trying to read the ball and then communication with your teammates to help you find the better aspect of the field.

AV: Did you have any role models in soccer growing up?

HB: I've watched women's soccer a lot, so Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo. 

AV: What did you learn from watching Solo?

HB: Her movement and her communication, so she would always talk to her defenders and communicate, tell them where to go.

AV: How is the season going for you so far?

HB: I'm loving it. It's going pretty good. We've got the third round of state on Friday.

AV: Does it feel good making it to state?

HB: It does. Last year, we lost in the first round, so it was pretty tough. We're hoping to go all the way this year.

AV: What other sports did you play?

HB: I've done basketball for a while, and then I did track and field, javelin. 

AV: As a senior, do you know what you want to do yet after you graduate?

HB: I'm going to Auburn University, and I'm going to plan to major in kinesiology. 

AV: What draws you to kinesiology?

HB: I've just always loved sports, and I figured that's still the best way to be involved and learn about the behind the scenes of sports.

AV: Are you excited about graduation?

HB: Yes. It's like five days away before we get out.

AV: Does it feel like it's really here?

HB: Not really. It's kind of surreal that I''m to the point that I'm graduating. 

AV: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports that you like?

HB: I just like hanging out with friends, being with family. 

Interview by Brian Woodham


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