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Know your Blue Raiders: Taylor Kirk and Kelsey Brouwer

September 24, 2012 · @MTAthletics

Each week GoBlueRaiders.com will feature four Middle Tennessee Soccer student-athletes in a question and answer session.

This week's first edition features freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer from Franklin, Tenn., and freshman defender Taylor Kirk from Olathe, Kan.

Kelsey Brouwer / Goalkeeper / Freshman / Franklin, Tenn.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?

A: My favorite hobbies are to play soccer, most sports like golf, tennis, and basketball. I also like to spend time with my family and friends. I like spending time outdoors and finding new things to do and explore.

Q: What led you to decide to come to Middle Tennessee?

A: I heard that it was a good school and the soccer program was talented and improving each year. Also, I was recruited so I visited a couple times and loved the girls and the campus. I felt like I fit in and everything fell into place.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your hometown, Franklin?

A: My favorite thing about my hometown is that it is small and cute and everyone knows each other. I also love my hometown because it is a very nice place to grow up and everyone knows it and thinks it's a great town.

Q: Who has made the biggest influence in your life?

A: My sister has made the biggest influence in my life because she has always been that older sister to role model and give me an example to follow. She has always been there to help when I needed it and she has shown me how hard work can pay off.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: My goals for this season are to improve as a person and a player and to form into whatever role I need to in order to help the team succeed. Also, my team goals are to win the conference tournament and to get as far as we can in the NCAA tournament!

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job is to be an FBI agent and travel internationally.

Q: What is your favorite weird food combination?

A: I like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

A: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Q: What is your favorite holiday?

A: I love Christmas and Halloween.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?

A: I hate when people smack their gum or chew loudly!

Taylor Kirk / Defender / Freshman / Olathe, Kan.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?

A: Pinterest activities!

Q: What led you to decide to come to Middle Tennessee?

A: Soccer, for sure.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your hometown Olathe, Kansas?

A: My family and friends.

Q: Who has made the biggest influence in your life?

A: Definitely my mom, Penny.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: To win the conference title of the Sunbelt Champions.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Christano Ronaldo, Blake Shelton, Channing Tatum, Ryan Reynolds, and Ryan Gosling just to name a few.

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

A: Bruising half of my body from landing wrong while cliff jumping at the lake. Go big or go home!

Q: What is your greatest fear?

A: Ahhh! Being Taken!

Q: If you could visit any country in the world, which would it be?

A: Australia!

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

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