With spring sports currently suspended, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a photo. Today’s featured female athlete is Troup’s Liley Bozard.
Name: Liley Bozard
School: Troup High School
Parents names: Crystal and James Bozard
Brothers/sisters: Whittney, Hunter and Tucker Bozard
Sports you play: Volleyball and softball
Favorite high school sports memory: My favorite sports memory is when our team made our assistant coach, Coach Malorie Goode, sing karaoke on the way home from a softball tournament. I will never forget her interpretation of “Strawberry Wine.”
Plans after high school: I will attend the University of Arkansas and major in history. I want to become a U.S history professor.
Favorite song: 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
Favorite food: Chicken spaghetti
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds
Favorite movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Who are your role models? My mom and all my coaches.
Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? Coach Sam Weeks. She has not only been a coach to me, but she has guided and supported me through my whole high school career.
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Ard
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope that I am a U.S. history professor and that I am exploring the world.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: One of my favorite hobbies is doing puzzles.
What will you miss most about high school sports? I will miss the friendships that I have developed with both my teammates and coaches.