Issaquah Eagles senior center midfielder Josh Lee, who earned first-team all-league 4A KingCo honors during the 2018 season, is the undisputed leader of the team. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Issaquah Eagles senior center midfielder Josh Lee, who earned first-team all-league 4A KingCo honors during the 2018 season, is the undisputed leader of the team. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Lee controls the action on the soccer field

Issaquah senior embraces the role of leadership.

Directing traffic on the soccer field is something that just comes naturally to Issaquah Eagles senior soccer player Josh Lee every time he laces up his cleats.

Lee, who earned first-team all-league 4A KingCo honors during the 2018 season during his junior season, feels it’s his responsibility to shoulder a significant leadership role on and off the field.

“I like to direct, I like to take charge and organize everything,” Lee said. “I want to make sure everyone is on the same page. Playing midfield, you get to know the game pretty well and are really the engine of the team. You have to make sure every part is working and you got to keep everyone up to speed.”

Lee expects his team to advance deep into the postseason in his final year of high school soccer this spring.

“We want to make it all the way to a state championship. We just want to go all the way,” Lee said. “My personal goal is to try to get first-team all league in KingCo like I did last year. That would be big for me.”

Lee is a huge fan of Issaquah head coach Kyle Tatro’s mode of operation on the soccer field.

“He is an awesome coach. He organizes everything well, gets everyone up to game speed. After games, he knows how to prepare us well for the next one and doesn’t overload us with anything,” Tatro said.

Recently the Issaquah Reporter had an opportunity to ask Lee some questions about his life away from the soccer field.

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

Josh Lee: It has got to be “Star Wars.” It is just a classic. I grew up watching it.

IR: What is your favorite eatery in Issaquah?

JL: I got to go with Pot Belly. It has the best sandwiches. You can’t beat it.

IR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

JL: Paul Scholes (professional soccer player). He is a soccer player I have looked up to since I was a kid. I have been trying to play just like him. I kind of set my game based on how he played.

IR: What is your dream vacation spot?

JL: Hawaii. You can’t beat the weather and the beaches.

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

JL: Country and rap music. I like a big variety of music.

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

JL: I’m a pretty average person. For me it’s just soccer, school and family. That is it. I’m pretty boring. That is just how it is.

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