Nov. 1, 2013
Taylor Donohue is a freshman midfielder from Lawrenceville, Ga. She came to Georgia after starting for two years and lettering for three at Collins Hill High School, where she was a member of an “Elite Eight” team in 2011 and a “Final Four” team in 2012. In 2013, she has played in 13 games for the Bulldogs, registering an assist on Madeline Barker’s goal in Georgia’s 5-0 win against Mississippi State on October 18.
Q: What’s been the biggest adjustment for you coming to college?
A: Probably just school. Trying to go to class and be able to do homework, then have tutoring, and then play soccer. To do that and have energy to do the homework and study and everything has been a challenge.
Q: What’s it been like for you coming in with such a big class of freshmen?
A: I think it’s been great. I knew a lot of the girls coming in. I’ve played with them since I was super young at club and youth levels, so it just made everything more comfortable. I love it.
Q: What has been your favorite memory of the season?
A: Probably beating LSU last weekend. It was great because we knew coming in that it would be a tough weekend. Getting that goal and holding them off was a really, really good feeling. To say that we did it and now we have a chance to do really well in the SEC tournament – that’s a great feeling.
Q: How have you improved as the season has gone on?
A: I’ve been watching Laura Eddy and Nicole Locandro since last spring, so I’ve been learning from them just their calmness on the ball, the way they look, and how they are technically. How they play when you watch them, you learn from that and I’ve really tried to learn as much as possible as a freshman. Now I go out and I’m a lot more calm on the ball, not so frazzled.
Q: What are your goals going forward?
A: Probably just to continue getting better on the ball and to continue watching Laura and Nicole. I get to continue playing with Laura next year so just to play next to her, play as well as she does, and keep my speed of play up.