Student athlete interview: Campbell Kerr

The start of the new semester always marks the start of the spring sports season at Apex High School. Sports like lacrosse, golf, spring track, and softball all take place in the spring. For varsity athlete Campbell Kerr, one sport in particular excites her the most. I chose to interview Campbell about her experiences as a member of the Apex High School varsity women’s soccer team from freshman to sophomore year. 

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?

A: “I have been playing soccer for twelve  years; it is going to be thirteen in August.”

Q: What is your favorite part about being on the team?

A: “My favorite thing about the team is definitely our work ethic.”

Q: How well did the women’s varsity team do last season?

A: “The girls team did really well last year; we actually went to the 4th round in the playoffs which is the farthest any Apex team had made it.”

Q: What position do you play for the team? 

A: “My freshman year I played keeper, but I wanted some more action, so I switched to field, and now I play striker and outside back.”

Q: What was your best memory from the 2019 season?

A: “My best memory of the 2019 season was winning against Holly Springs in the second round of playoffs in OT. Holly springs had beaten us both times in the regular season, so winning that game was so important to me. It was so big that both teams were crying after the final whistle blew.”

Q: What are your biggest setbacks?

A: “My biggest setback is my back. I injured it in 2018, and it didn’t heal right. One of my discs is still swollen, and it tends to swell more during sports.” 

Q: What are you most excited for in the 2020 soccer season?

A: “I am most excited to see my new talents coming out this year.”

Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself and the team?

A: “My goals this year are to work for more playing time and to be one of the hardest working girls on the team. I want people to look at me and admire my dedication and hard work. For the team, I hope to make it past the third round of playoffs, like last year, and maybe even go farther.”

Campbell’s excitement for the start of the soccer season really shows. She is so hardworking and determined, and she really hopes to continue playing soccer in college.

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