Decatur High School senior Sofia Burson, volleyball, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Oct. 22.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
A: Marine biology is my favorite subject right now.
Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: I enjoy arts and crafts, reading the Bible, worshipping, going to my church youth service on Fridays and playing basketball afterward.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: The person who has helped me succeed the most is Jesus. He has been there for me when no one else able to, especially during this time with Covid-19.
Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:
A: To never give up, always put in effort and that volleyball is more mental than physical.
Q: Describe your pre-match ritual and your favorite post-match meal?
A: My pre-game ritual is listening to Christian rap in the car on full blast. My favorite post-game meal would have to be Chick-fil-A or MOD Pizza.
Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
A: “Mad Today” and “Holy Spirit” by Hulvey, and “Phenomena” by Hillsong Young & Free.
From the sideline: Decatur senior Sofia Burson is a four-year letter winner in the high school’s volleyball program. She also participates in girls basketball and track and field.
“Sofia is a dynamic volleyball player. She leads her team by example, and always goes 100% in games and practice. Her defense and passing skills have taken her team to a higher competitive level this year. Sofia is an extremely explosive hitter that reads the block and hits with power and intelligence. Sofia has earned a 3.478 Cumulative Grade Point Average. She is working to complete her associate degree and diploma this June as a full-time Running Start student.” — Coach LaManda Mounts