Elgin’s Lissette Taylor – Lawton-Altus Area Girls Soccer Player of the Month – Presented by OU Army ROTC

Lawton-Altus Area Girls Soccer Player of the Month – Presented by OU Army ROTC

Lissette Taylor – Elgin, 21,604 votes

Brooklyn Hays – MacArthur, 8,608 votes

Kyleigh Bowers – Duncan, 3,148 votes

Rayne Hudson – MacArthur, 2,317 votes

Other athletes receiving votes include Alycia Crabb – Cache, Kaitlyn Dejarnette – Lawton, Holly Monostori – Elgin, and Makenzie Vanswearingen – Altus.

Lissette Taylor – Elgin

Elgin senior Lissette Taylor is a competitive individual. Her personality plus the intensity of the sport is what made her decide to give soccer a try five years ago. She now plays forward and center mid for the Lady Owls. One of her favorite things about competing for her high school is that they can make their community proud.

“Being able to show everyone how ambitious and determined my town is and how willing we are to prove that for such a little town, we can go far,” she said.

In addition to soccer, Taylor is involved in National Honor Society, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Multicultural Club, FCCLA, Key Club, and Art club. When asked what drives her to be her best on the soccer field, she had a simple and straightforward answer.

“God is what motivates me to be my best on and off the field,” she said. “He has blessed me with the ability to play this amazing sport.”

The people who have influenced Taylor’s life the most have been her parents. She credits them with being her biggest supporters and great examples to look up to.

“The people who I would consider to be my role models are most definitely my parents,” she said. “My parents are my best coaches and my biggest fans. They have taught me how to be confident, humble, tough, and so much more.”

Taylor is proud of the work she and her team put in during her final season. She will leave the team in some capable hands after she graduates.

“I would describe this season as a season of growth and unity,” she said. “We’ve had several new players and we had to learn to rely on each other.”

Upon graduation Taylor plans to attend Oklahoma Wesleyan University on a soccer and academic scholarship with the intent of majoring in Biology on a Pre-Med track.