Student-Athlete of the Week

Oct. 11, 2011

Laramie, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week

Kayla Davis

What do you like most about playing soccer?
Soccer is my passion and I love everything about it. I love the competition and being part of a team. I have always met my best friends on the soccer field.

What made you come to UW from California?
I really love how Laramie is a college town, and how the community is involved in it. It's nice as an athlete here to feel the support of your school and community. I also like having a winter and snow.

What are your plans after college?
I'm going to try and get into law school, and probably will be living in Denver since my family recently moved there.

If you could add one rule to soccer what would it be? What rule would you remove?
I would add instant replay! Referees are only human, and they do make mistakes. Also, there is a rule about cursing which I could do without. Let's just say if there was a swear jar, I'd be down a few bucks.

Soccer is arguably the most popular sport outside of the U.S., why do you think it isn't as popular here?
Well I guess American football is king here, but I'm not sure why, soccer is obviously the best sport. My guess would be because the attention span of Americans is equal to the average football play which is like six seconds, ninety minutes is a commitment for some spectators.

What's on your "Bucket List"?
I really want to travel to Spanish speaking countries, I have been taking Spanish here and would like to become more fluent and experience their culture.

If you could bring one thing to Laramie from back home, what would it be?
My mom's cooking; I'm absolutely worthless in the kitchen.

How do you think your soccer skills will help you further along in life?
Soccer is all about teamwork and how you can benefit your team, I think that mindset will make me valuable in the work place.

If you could attend any professional soccer game, what teams would you like to watch?
I'd love to go to any EPL game, their fans are crazy.

What is the scariest dream you have had lately?
I don't really have scary dreams but I have weird ones. I had a dream that I got thrown in jail in Mexico and some of my friends were in there with me. Not too sure what that was about, I've never even been in trouble with the law!

Have you ever intentionally kicked the ball as hard as you could at an opponent?
No, there are better ways to get your point across; beating the opponent is always the best revenge.

Have you ever got a red card? If so, what did you do and how many have you got?
I've never gotten a red card, but I've came close. I swear all referees hate me.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
I'm not sure if I could survive off gummy bears, so it would have to be Pad Thai. I never get sick on Anongs; I have to be one of their best customers.

What has been your most memorable moment since you started playing soccer at UW?
This season we beat CU for the first time in history, it was definitely the greatest victory I have been a part of.

If you could switch lives with any other student-athlete here at UW, who would it be?
I always wonder what it would be like to play in front of a huge crowd like football does, they get so many fans at their games it would be awesome to experience that.