Whittier's Student of Month made transition from boys' to girls' soccer team
HAVERHILL -- Senior Taylor Williams is co-captain of Whittier Tech's Girls' Varsity Soccer Team, a title she never wanted. For the past three years, Taylor has played on the boys' soccer team and was upset she wouldn't be spending her senior year with them.
"They were like my family," she said. "It was tough, but I got over it, and we're growing into a girls' soccer school, and hopefully it will go somewhere." Girls' soccer is Whittier's newest sports team, and Taylor is not only a captain but she has also been selected as the October Student of the Month.
"I was surprised but I think it's cool," she said. "It will look good on my college applications."
A senior who studies masonry, Taylor is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and a three-sport athlete. She has played sports since she was 7 years old, she said, and along with soccer she is also a member of Whittier's track team where she specializes in the high jump and long jump. She is also on a lacrosse team in a league outside of school.
"It keeps me active and from getting bored," she said. The best part of being on a sports team, she said, is "working together and getting close to people you would've never known before." When she is not on the field, she works as a server at Friendly's Restaurant.
As a masonry student, Taylor loves to work with tile and use her creativity to design patterns. But after graduation next May, she plans to attend college to study sports medicine and athletic training. "I like the idea of working in a sports program and helping people with their injuries so they can get back to playing," she said.
Taylor is the daughter of Debra Williams of Amesbury. She attended Amesbury Middle School.