Issaquah Eagles senior soccer player Taiga Crenshaw will continue his soccer career at the Loyola University Chicago next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Issaquah Eagles senior soccer player Taiga Crenshaw will continue his soccer career at the Loyola University Chicago next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Chicago-bound Crenshaw is thriving on the soccer field

Issaquah soccer squad is clicking on all cylinders.

Issaquah Eagles senior Taiga Crenshaw possesses a motor that never stops whenever he steps on a soccer field.

Crenshaw, who plays midfielder for the Eagles, prides himself on consistently being in prime physical condition. He believes it makes the difference between winning and losing.

“Being in good shape is really important. It is probably one of the most important things on the field because if you can’t run, you can’t play,” Crenshaw said.

The Issaquah boys soccer team has proved it can play courtesy of a formidable 5-1-1 record through the first six games of the 2019 season.

“It is a great start to the season. We haven’t played too many of the bigger teams yet, but I think we will be ready when we play them for sure,” Crenshaw said. “We definitely want to win a KingCo championship and want to go win state (tournament).”

Crenshaw is a fan of Eagles head coach Kyle Tatro’s style of leadership.

“He definitely wants to win every game. He is very competitive and he knows what he wants. He really likes our 3-4-3 formation (three forwards, three midfielders and three forwards)) right now. We have a lot of strength on the wings and that is where we attack,” Crenshaw explained.

Recently the Issaquah Reporter asked Crenshaw some questions about his life away from the soccer field.

Issaquah Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Taiga Crenshaw: I would say “Avengers: Infinity War.” It has good action scenes.

IR: Where do you see yourself in five years?

TC: I’m going to Loyola University Chicago for soccer. After that, I want to work in either the business or engineering field. If it works out, professional soccer. We will see how it goes.

IR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?

TC: I like to play piano, guitar and the saxophone.

IR: What kind of music are you listening to the most in your car right now?

TC: I like indie music, pop music and 1980s music.

IR: What is your favorite eatery in Issaquah?

TC: Chipotle and Five Guys are pretty good. I don’t really go out to eat a lot.

IR: Who was your favorite sports team growing up?

TC: The Seattle Sounders.

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