Q&A with UM-Dearborn Player of the Week, Megan Seccombe

Megan Seccombe pictured during her high school soccer career. Photo courtesy of Seccombe.
Megan Seccombe pictured during her high school soccer career. Photo courtesy of Seccombe.

By JERAMY STOVER, Staff Reporter

Sophomore Megan Seccombe scored two goals in the University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team’s two wins on Oct. 18-19. After her performance, Seccombe was nominated as a UM-Dearborn Player of the Week candidate for the eighth issue of the Michigan Journal. With 129 votes, the proud Michigander took home the honors.

Staff Reporter Jeramy Stover spoke with Seccombe in part of the Michigan Journal’s Q-and-A series.

Q: How did it feel to be voted player of the week?

A: I felt really honored to be voted player of the week, because I am a new player to the team and it is very nice to be recognized.

Q: What made you decide to come to UM-Dearborn?

A: I am a Dearborn resident, and UM-Dearborn has an excellent business school.

Q: What is your major?

A: Business Administration.

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?

A: I have been playing soccer since I was four years old.

Q: Who is your favorite soccer player?

A: Alex Morgan is my favorite soccer player.

Q: You guys have been winning lately, what did you guys do in the off-season that is paying off?

A: In the off-season the women’s soccer team had weekly conditioning and we also played in a summer league that I believed helped benefit us a lot this season.

Q: How would you say the season has been going so far?

A: The season has been going great so far. We build as a team each and every game and I couldn’t ask for a better group of women and coaches to share this winning season with. My only hope is that we reach our goal to be recognized as a varsity sport in the upcoming fall soccer season.

Q: Greatest achievement in soccer?

A: My greatest achievement in soccer was winning league and district champs my senior year at Edsel Ford High School.

Q: It says in your Twitter bio “Michigander”. What is your favorite thing about Michigan?

A: There are so many things to love about Michigan, but if I had to pick one it would be vacationing in Traverse City and the surrounding areas. It is so beautiful year round.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: I would love to work for a nonprofit charitable organization.