Athlete of the Week: Taylor Chin

Taylor Chin ’14 had a breakout game in Andover Ultimate’s comeback over St. Johnsbury. His fearless layouts led him to scoring the first and last points of the game which sparked and secured the final 10-7 victory. His efforts earned him the title of Athlete of the Week.

When did you start playing ultimate and why?

Last spring, I wasn’t sure what sport I should do and then my prefect at the time, [Captain] Brandon Wong [’12], suggested I do it. Best decision he ever made for me.

What has been your favorite memory of the season so far?

Too many to count.

What’s your favorite pump up song?

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen

What was the best moment in the game against Abington?

Dylan Gully threw a behind the back pass to someone on our team, I forget who. It was sublime, to say the least.

What are your goals for the rest of the season for yourself and the team?

For myself, I’m on the hunt for a callahan: it’s when you intercept a pass while on defense in the other team’s end zone, resulting in a point for your team. For the team, we’d all like to do well at NEPSULs like we did last season.

Any pre-game rituals?

In pre-game huddles when we do cheers, I habitually put my left hand in, because it’s closer to my heart.

What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses in Ultimate?

My biggest strength is probably my catching and laying out. My biggest weakness is definitely my throwing ability, particularly my forehand; it’s a work in progress.

What do you think the team’s biggest strengths and weaknesses are?

Our biggest strength is mental toughness. We’ve come back from large deficits to win games multiple times. Our biggest weakness is coming out flat; in the past few games, we’ve allowed teams to score points on us early in the game that we’re capable of preventing.

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