Senior Addie Waterman plays center back/outside back for the Islanders. Courtesy photo

Senior Addie Waterman plays center back/outside back for the Islanders. Courtesy photo

‘Playing for your school provides a lot more pride’

MIHS senior Waterman is enjoying life on the soccer pitch.

Addie Waterman sees soccer as a nice escape from what goes on in her daily life.

The Mercer Island High School (MIHS) senior also thrives on the competition factor along with soaking up the community and team-oriented aspects of the sport.

For the last four years, the center back/outside back has been putting her best foot forward as a member of the Islander girls soccer varsity squad, which was 1-1 in 3A KingCo action and 2-3 overall at press time.

“It’s a very tight-knit group of girls. Playing for your school provides a lot more pride. I play for club and it’s a really different environment. Also, the coaching staff is really great and really inviting and really wants to see the program succeed, which is always nice,” said Waterman, who shares captain duties with Leela Jacob and Audrey Kris.

Waterman, who has been playing soccer since the age of 8 or 9, said that since her freshman year she can remember the Islanders giving it their all each time they step on the pitch.

“The mindset is definitely every game that we go out, we want to win. If we’re not winning, we need to at least be putting 110 percent, leaving it all out on the field,” said Waterman, who enjoys history and science when she’s in the classroom.

The Reporter asked Waterman a series of questions to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life:

What’s something that you’re afraid of that maybe you’d like to overcome?

Right now, I’m more just nervous for college and the next steps and definitely the uncertainty of things. I feel like from elementary school up ‘til now, I’ve always known where I’m going and what I’m doing, and then now the uncertainty of college and things like that — probably one of the bigger fears right now.

Are you excited to see where the future goes?

I think I’ll be more excited once I know more about where I’m going for sure.

What’s the craziest thing that you’ve ever done?

I’ve gone bungee jumping.

Never have I ever …

Been stung in the eye by a bee.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully a nice job. I’d like to be starting a family. Be pretty settled down like late 20s, I think.

What’s your go-to snack or meal before a game?

I like to have either a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a turkey sandwich.

What’s your dream vacation spot?

Probably the Bahamas.

If you could go to dinner with one person, who would that be?

I feel like maybe Shaun White would be pretty cool to go to dinner with. Pretty cool guy.

What’s a skill that you’d like to learn?

I would really like to learn how to juggle.


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