Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Evans, Troy High School

Mackenzie Evans

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Mackenzie Evans

Name: Mackenzie Evans

School: Troy

Grade: Junior

Age: 17

Sport: Soccer

Claim to fame/honors: Team captain; earned first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference honors; one of top scorers in conference with 20 goals and 11 assists; member of National Honor Society; second-team All-Ohio; play for Ohio Galaxies FC

Bet you didn’t know … I fell out of a window when I was 6

Words you live by: Be kind to everybody and respect everyone always

Toughest opponent: Tippecanoe or Springboro

Biggest influence: Zach Vargo; he runs a workout place in Tipp City where I’ve worked out since I was in seventh grade; and definitely my parents

Match-day rituals: I get an iced coffee before every game

What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of my friends and memories I’ve made with them, and pictures that my dad has taken

When I’m bored I like to … watch Netflix

Favorite movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Person who would play you in a movie: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite TV show: Friends and The Office

Favorite musical artist: Justin Timberlake

I can’t live without: My mom

I can live without: My phone

Event you’d like to attend: The Grammys

Favorite book: Misery by Stephen King

Favorite home-cooked meal: Homemade chicken and noodles

Favorite restaurant: Panera

Favorite smell: Coffee

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Taylor Swift

Whose mind would you like to read? My pets, Duke and Tasha, both Newfoundlands

Place where you’d love to travel? Greece

Talent you’d like to have? Play the guitar

Favorite school subject: American Sign Language

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Ohio State football

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming or gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: All of the hate

Favorite sports moment: When we beat Tipp City this year; it really gave us the lead in the GWOC North

Favorite junk food: Doritos

Best thing about soccer: The feeling after and being able to be with friends

In 10 years, I hope to be … happy, successful, educated and able to have a job that I love

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