Serving as team captain last year, Carrie Quigley ’19 will continue in that role during her senior year. She plays center midfield and is majoring in elementary and special education.
Q: Who are some of your favorite professional athletes?
A: Some of my favorite professional athletes are Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Q: Who are your role models?
A: My role models are individuals who are closest to me, including my parents, siblings and former teammates who have recently graduated.
Q: Is there a particular leadership style that you adhere to, or is there a person who embodies a leadership style that you want to emulate?
A: Christie Rampone, retired captain of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, embodies a leadership style that I strive to emulate. As a somewhat shy center defender, Rampone enjoyed the challenge of leadership and attributes her success as a leader to her shy nature. She felt that she earned her respect on the field and never needed to be the loudest in the locker room in order to be a great leader. As I reflect on my leadership thus far, I can see similar qualities in personality and leadership behavior in myself, and I continuously look up to the leadership style of Christie Rampone as a mentor and guide.
Q: How would you describe yourself as a team captain/leader: more democratic or more authoritative?
A: I am a more democratic team leader. While play8ing and connecting with individuals close in age and at a more mature level, I feel that these women do not need another authoritative person in their lives. At the college level, student-athletes should be aware of their expectations on and off the field.
Q: On the field, why is it important to have a strong leader?
A: During games, as both a center midfielder and team captain, I find myself in the middle of most adversities. On the field, with questionable calls, a player not playing her best game, or just a team huddle, leadership can make a huge difference in the outcome of any game. Leaders must disregard any personal connections or feelings to better support their teammates.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Teaching elementary-aged students of all abilities. I want to help children understand difficult subjects and persevere through tough obstacles both academically and emotionally. I would also like to be a soccer coach at the club level.