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Taylor Boardman, of Lincoln-Way North, shoot a free throw against Rich East at Rich South, Monday, November 21st, 2011 in Richton Park, IL. l Gary Middendorf~For Sun-Times Media
Taylor Boardman, 17, of Frankfort, is in her third season on the Phoenix varsity team.
How has being an athlete changed your life?
I’ve met a lot of new people that I’m friends with now. One of my best friends I met in travel basketball.
Which of the other Lincoln-Ways would you like to beat the most?
Lincoln-Way East, due to the fact that it would be a really good, fun game. It would be nice to win once.
What opposing player do you really like going up against?
Caitlin McMahon, of Lincoln-Way East. I played travel with her. It’s fun to go up against her.
What’s the best part about being 6 feet tall?
Being able to rebound and have an advantage in posting.
What’s the hardest part about being 6 feet tall?
Finding clothes. Geez. But I find them now. I shop at Buckle. They have longer jeans.
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous?
One of my friend’s mom used to tell me I looked like a Barbie, because of my blonde hair and height.
What’s your guilty pleasure food?
Chocolate. Milk chocolate, especially, like a Hershey bar.
You’re sitting on your living room couch and a mouse runs across the floor. What happens next?
(Laughing) I’d jump up on my couch and scream. I do not like rodents. I would not be the capturer.
Your dream celebrity prom date. Who is it?
Taylor Lautner, because of his looks.
Would you rather take Taylor Lautner to prom or play in a state title game?
Oh, play in a state title game. It would be an experience I’d never forget.