Mandy Vogel ‘22 played a key role in the success of the 2019 girls’ varsity soccer squad. Here, she briefly shares her experience with the sport and the Lawrenceville team.
Connor King: When did you start playing soccer?
Mandy Vogel: I started playing when I was three. My father played as a child, so my siblings and I grew up with the sport.
CK: Do you play outside of school? When?
MV: I played for YMS, which is a club team in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Also, in the three years prior to coming to Lawrenceville, I played for the Olympic Development Program.
CK: What position do you want to play?
MV: I play either the holding center midfielder or attacking center midfield. These positions mostly involve distributing the ball, as well as acting on defense.
CK: How have you grown as a player at Lawrenceville?
MV: Playing at Lawrenceville is unique because you are playing with a larger age range of people, as opposed to only your age group. Playing people with and against people who may be physically stronger and more developed as players is really interesting, and it really helps me grow through playing against better competition.
CK: How was this season for you and your team?
MV: It has been a really good season. We have accomplished a lot this year. We finished with the MAPL title undefeated and got to the semi-finals of states. I don’t think that could have happened without our team’s culture and hard work this year.
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