Prep Profile: Amanda Miller (Valders girls soccer)

Prep Profile: Amanda Miller (Valders girls soccer)


Prep Profile: Amanda Miller (Valders girls soccer)



“Smalls” and “Nanders”

Sports Amanda competes in

Soccer, poms, swimming

All-time individual sports achievement

Earning all-Packerland Conference honorable mention in soccer.

All-time team sports achievement

Finishing in the top half of the Packerland Conference in soccer last season.

No. 1 athletic goal

“To earn first-team all-Packerland Conference in soccer.”

Amanda’s thoughts

“I love playing with these girls and making new friends. I feel like they are part of my family.”

Coach Brian Brandl’s thoughts

“Amanda just has a unique combination of speed and strength. She has a quick first step. She has break away speed…you can’t push her off the ball. That’s the best part of having her on this team. She has really come to understand the game.”

Amanda’s favorites

Sport: Soccer

Pro/college athlete: US Women’s National Soccer Team player Abby Wambach

Pro/college team: United States Women’s National Soccer Team

Musical artist or group: Rascal Flatts

Song of all time: “Lucky,” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

TV show: “NCIS”

Movie: “She’s the Man”

Class: History

Food: Strawberries or peanut butter

Saying or piece of advice: “Push yourself, because no one else will do it for you.”

Hobby: “Kicking a soccer ball around with my family.”

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? US Women’s National Team player Alex Morgan

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Michael Bublé

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most? “Abby Wambach. She is such an inspiration for girls around the world.”

What is your dream vacation destination? “Somewhere warm and with a beach.”

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? “Me. I’m always so hard on myself. I tend to not look at the positive things I did in a game, I always look at the negatives.”

What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? “When people put their papers in their books or when papers are hanging out of folders.”

Why are sports important to you? “I love being active. I am constantly moving throughout the day, I can’t stay still so sports are a good way to get rid of some of my energy. Also, sports relieve a lot of stress. When I’m out on the field with my team, I am 100 percent in the game.”

Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? “My older sister.”

What’s your strength as a person? ” I’m happy a lot and I’m pretty easy to get along with.”

What do you still need to work on? “In soccer, I need to be more confident. I don’t think I can do a lot of things and I need to work on that…I also need to work on shooting. I get excited when I see an opening and just shoot the ball without really thinking. I just need to slow down and take my time.”

Do you have any pre-game rituals? “Not really. I just stay focused during warm-ups and prepare myself for the game.”

Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? US Men’s National Soccer Team player Kyle Beckerman


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