Q&A with UM-Dearborn Player of the Week, Nadine Makki

Nadine Makki during a UM-Dearborn women's soccer game this season. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn women's soccer)
Nadine Makki during a UM-Dearborn women’s soccer game this season. (Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn women’s soccer)

By MITCHELL STAPLETON, Staff Reporter

Nadine Makki’s penalty-kick goal against Oakland University on Oct. 25 helped the University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer program clinch the top spot in the Midwest Collegiate Club Soccer League. After h

er efforts, Makki was nominated as a candidate for Issue 9 of the Michigan Journal’s Player of the Week.

With 93 percent of the votes (119 votes), Makki earned the honors.

Staff Reporter Mitchell Stapleton spoke with Makki in part of the Journal’s Q-and-A series.

Q: What high school did you go to?

A: I went to Divine Child High School.

Q: What position do you play?

A: I play midfield.

Q: Who is your favorite soccer player?

A: Alex Morgan.

Q: When did you start playing soccer?

A: I started playing when I was eight years old.

Q: What do you plan on majoring in?

A: I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in French.

Q: Have you played any other sports besides soccer?

A: Nope.

Q: What do you like most about soccer?

A: I love that I’m a part of a team that’s so close and provides me with support on and off the field.

Q: What do you like most about this year’s soccer team?

A: We’ve gotten better every single game, and everyone works so hard all the time. Everyone’s there for one another.

Q: Whom do you look up to on the soccer team?

A: I look up to Jenna Mitchell and Rachel Ruta because they represent whom our team is. They provide every player the support they need on and off the field.