Shaun Scott, staff photo Eastlake Wolves senior girls soccer player Sam Wile has a goal of leading her team to the Class 4A state tournament this November.

Wile leads Wolves on soccer pitch

Eastlake Wolves senior girls soccer player Sam Wile is the kind of athlete who exudes positivity at all times.

Wile, who will be the Wolves team captain during the 2017 season this fall, said she couldn’t wait for summer workouts to begin in preparation for the upcoming season.

“High school soccer is my favorite part of high school. The entire year I just can’t wait for it to start again. It has been such a good experience and has helped me grow so much. I have met so many good people,” Wile said.

Wile helped lead the Wolves off-season workouts over the summer. The team typically worked out together on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout July.

“It has been so fun. We have just been getting closer and closer as a team. We hang out after practices and car pool together. I love my team and I’m just really excited for the year,” she said.

Wile plays outside midfielder as well as outside defender but enjoys the thrill of stopping opposing team’s offenses from scoring goals more than anything else.

“I really like defending because it feels really good when you stop a breakaway or if a ball is coming and you head it out of the box. That is the best feeling,” Wile said. “I’m so excited. We have some talented players and I think we can go really far.”

Recently the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter had an opportunity to ask Wile a few questions about her life away from the soccer field.

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

Sam Wile: I love “The Blindside.” It is a really heartwarming story. I’m a big sucker for those.

ISR: What is your favorite eatery in Sammamish?

SW: I would have to say Matt’s (Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge) because I work there. It has lots of good seafood.

ISR: Who was your idol growing up?

SW: Mia Hamm (Professional soccer player). I have been a soccer player my whole life and I have always wanted to be like her.

ISR: What is your biggest pet peeve?

SW: When people are tapping their foot during a test. I remember when I took the ACT there was someone just tapping their foot next to me. I just can’t focus whatsoever when someone does that.

ISR: What would you do if you had a million dollars?

SW: I would probably travel the world.

ISR: What is your dream vacation spot?

SW: I have always wanted to go to Bali. I have already traveled to Central America and Europe. It would be cool to just do something new.

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