Senior forward and midfielder Michael Myers recently signed to The University of Texas at Tyler to continue his academic and athletic career. Myers was named co-offensive MVP for the soccer season.
Favorite pre-game song: “Back to Back” by Drake
Teammate you would want to be stranded with on an island: Brandon White
Athlete Role Model: Lionel Messi
Years playing soccer: 12 years
Favorite sport besides soccer: Basketball
The Red Ledger: What are your future goals, soccer or otherwise?
Michael Myers: For soccer, I’m going to play in college, so just being the best player I can be and being the best person I can be.
TRL: Who inspires you?
MM: My parents [inspire me]. They push me in every category in my life; school, soccer and personal stuff. They want me to be the best.
TRL: What is your favorite memory as an athlete for the school so far?
MM: Being a teammate to all the guys I was with in all four years of soccer, and then also in basketball. Being a teammate and having fun at team dinners after games [and] after wins.
TRL: What are you most looking forward to about playing soccer at UT Tyler?
MM: [I’m looking forward to] the experience, and to see how much I can grow there. We’ll see if I can end up [playing soccer] past college.
TRL: Describe the process you took in selecting UT Tyler.
MM: With COVID-19, it was tough, but UT Tyler was always on my map.After I went to visit the campus, it was really pretty, and I had some old teammates go there. After discussing with schools and with my parents, I think [I] just decided to go there because I knew some people, and the coach was very nice and relatable.
TRL: What do you enjoy about soccer?
MM: [I enjoy] how much fun I have playing it. [Soccer is] just one of those things where when I’m on the field, I know what I’m doing 100%, and I’m in my comfort zone completely.
TRL: What is your biggest soccer accomplishment, and what does it mean to you?
MM: This year going to nationals [for my club soccer team, Solar, is my biggest accomplishment]. It is my first time going to nationals for soccer, and I’m just really proud that as a senior hopefully I can go out as a national champion.