Amilie Hurlimann- 8th Grader

Lamise Lianna Zied

Amelie Hurlimann is a skilled soccer player. She is 12 years old and in 7th grade. On top of being a soccer player she also enjoys football and doesn’t mind making a career out of soccer. She is also breaking gender barriers by being the only girl on an all boys soccer team!

Q: Why do you play soccer?

A:“I picked soccer because my fathers side of the family was born in Switzerland where soccer is very popular and I just really love playing the sport. I just like how it is played and it is just really fun when you get a hang of it.”

Q: Why do you like it?

A: “I like playing soccer because you get to meet new people when you join a team. I have been raised to play soccer because my whole family loves soccer but that’s not the only reason why I love it.”

Q: Why are you on an all boys team?

A: “I am on an all boys team because my old soccer team that was all girls was hit really hard when COVID-19 hit. A lot of people left the team and the boys team has been asking me to play for them for a while and since. I didn’t really have a team so I decided to take a chance and try something new.”

Q: Are you good at soccer?

A: “I think that I am not that bad of a player. A lot of people say that I am a really good player, but the reason why I think I am a good player is because I practice everyday until I get something right.”

Q: Do you like any other sport?

A: “Yes I do. Besides soccer I also enjoy football.”

Q: Would you consider making a career out of soccer?

A: “Yes I would love to make a career out of the thing I love to do, playing soccer.”