Q&A With Michael Harris
Freshman Michael Harris, a defender out of Shoreline, Wash., earned the first Husky assist of the season in the season opener vs. Evansville on the John Crenshaw goal. He was named one of the Top 100 Freshmen by CSN.
Gohuskies.com: What is a pet peeve of yours?
Michael Harris: "A pet peeve would have to be chewing with your mouth full."
GH: What is your pre-game superstition?
MH: "I don't have any superstitions, but I try to stay on the same schedule each game to prepare myself."
GH: What is the best present you have ever received?
MH: "A pair of 10th anniversary Nike Vapor III's from my dad for Christmas."
GH: If you were trapped on a desert island with one teammate, who would you want to be stranded with and why?
MH: "Stephen Fung because he's Hawaiian and wouldn't complain about being stuck on an island."
GH: What's your favorite board game?
MH: "Monopoly because my family used to play it all the time together."
GH: Why should others become involved in the great sport of soccer?
MH: "People should become involved because it is growing in popularity (especially in Seattle with the Sounders). More people are beginning to play so the competition is great, and it is a fun sport to play competitively and recreationally when you're growing up."
GH: If you could train with any professional athlete who would you chose and why?
MH: "Lance Armstrong so I could see his dedication for the sport of biking and the passion he puts into something he really cares about and how he struggles to overcome all the obstacles in his life."
GH: What is one of the most important things your parents did in your upbringing?
MH: "Put a sport court into our yard so I could grow up playing lots of different sports, and they put me in gymnastics which was really unique and helped with my balance and coordination."
GH: What don't people outside of your hometown know about where you grew up that you think they should know?
MH: "Shoreline is where I grew up and it does not have any part of land that is touching the shore. The nearest beach is part of the Richmond Beach area not Shoreline."
GH: What do you know now about the game of soccer that you wish you would've known when you started playing the sport?
MH: "I wish I would have known how far it would be taking me so I would be practicing a little harder and working on more skills at a younger age."
GH: What is one characteristic a person needs to be a champion?
MH: "The fight or the Will to Win and tenacity."
GH: What do you want to leave as a legacy at UW?
MH: "I want to be a part of a team that made a big impact in the future of soccer at the UW and hopefully one day my picture will be hung up on the wall of the locker room like the previous alum's in the professional soccer leagues."
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