Welcome to Meet-A-Mustang – a new way for you, the fans, to get to know the student-athletes that represent Marygrove College on-and-off the playing field. On Wednesday (Dec. 11), we kicked off our new series with Kaitlyn Vigna from the women's soccer team.
Vigna, a 2012 Honorable Mention USCAA All-American, recently finished another successful campaign for the Green & Gold at Marygrove College. The junior midfielder has amassed 23 points on eight goals and seven assists in 53 career games as a Mustang. During the interview, we had the opportunity to talk with the junior women's soccer standout about her time at Marygrove, her hometown of Marine City, Mich., and a few other items just for fun. Enjoy!
What does it feel like to be a student-athlete away from home?
It's different because a lot of time goes towards school and soccer. When I get to go home, I like to spend time with my family because I don't get to see them as often as I would like.
What is the main difference between your hometown (Marine City) and Detroit?
It [Marine City] is a lot smaller than the big city of Detroit. Obviously not many people know about it [Marine City], but it is a lot smaller. Back home, people know a lot more about you. Everybody knows everybody, so it is kind of different than living in a large city like Detroit.
How did you like to live in Detroit?
I used to live on campus and it was a cool experience because I never lived in a big city like Detroit before. Just being able to say that I actually lived in Detroit was kind of cool. And I was able to see a lot of things that I was not able to see before – but I did miss home a lot.
What is your favorite memory in Detroit?
My favorite memory in Detroit is probably just being here and playing soccer. I like Detroit. I love to go downtown and walk around, or go to sporting events like Red Wings and Tigers games. I just love our city in general!
What are some of your favorite things to do when you are back at home?
When I am back at home, I mostly just like to spend time with my friends and family that I don't get to see all the time.
What is your favorite memory from soccer?
My favorite memory from soccer is probably my freshman year when we went to the two different nationals (USCAA / A.I.I. Conference Tournament). That was really fun because I had never done something like that before. But I have another one, too! I really enjoyed beating [Ursuline] my sophomore year. That was a really cool thing to be able to do for the first time at Marygrove – just something cool to look back at.
What is your favorite topping on a pizza?
Just cheese, I don't like anything else on my pizza … Unless my family orders a bunch of stuff on the pizza … then I will just take everything off because I just like the cheese.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate. I like to get hot fudge cream puff with chocolate ice cream and hot fudge on top.
What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is the Hunger Games. I like the first one because I have not seen the sequel, but I am anxiously waiting to see it.
The above interview was conducted by English/Communications student and women's soccer student-athlete, Andrea Aznar. Video production by Jeremy Otto.
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