Bailey Beeler, a freshmen midfielder from St Peters, Missouri has been a key component of the 2018 women’s soccer team. Contributing with 10 points this season, including a team leading 6 assists. Bailey sat down with me and opened up about her and the Cougars success this year.
Q: What’s your major and plans after SCC?
Bailey: “I’m working towards becoming a mechanical engineer, with my studies focused on chemistry, physics, and math. And I’ve talked to SIUE about playing soccer there after SCC.”
Q: What’s your favorite food and why?
Bailey: “I really enjoy spaghetti and meatballs. It’s easy to make and something I don’t get tired of.”
Q: What would you say is the biggest difference at the college level compared to high school?
Bailey: “Definitely the physicality of the game, I’ve found it to be more physical this year. Also, the competitiveness needed to succeed. Whether it’s battling for playing time or battling for a position on the field.”
Q: What is the team’s main focus heading into the playoffs?
Bailey: “We’re focused on playing for each other. Come playoffs it’s so important to play as a team and not just for yourself, but for your teammates as well.
Q: Who has been your biggest influence in your life and why?
Bailey: “My mom has been the biggest influence in my life. Growing up playing soccer I’ve always had a busy schedule going from practice to games and back. My mom has always been there for me throughout this journey.”
Q: Who is your favorite actor/actress?
Bailey: “Jennifer Lawrence. I read some of the Hunger Games books and really enjoyed the movies, plus she’s funny and really down to earth.”
Q: Outside of soccer, what do you do for fun?
Bailey: “I like to hang out with my friends, or go for runs. Also, I’m a licensed scuba diver so I do that sometimes.”
Q: What is your favorite part about being an SCC Cougar?
Bailey: “My favorite part is the friendly environment at SCC. I find the staff to be really personal and relatable. Also, with the smaller class sizes I find it easier for the teachers to help if need be.”
Article conducted and written by Tyler Harniman
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