Shyanne Kimbrough
Shyanne Kimbrough (SUBMITTED)
Shyanne Kimbrough's offensive production at West York dropped from her freshman to sophomore seasons, but that didn't prevent the YAIAA Division II girls' soccer coaches from voting her player of the year.

Kimbrough still finished with 24 goals and six assists for the Division II champion Bulldogs, down from 38 goals and 14 assists a year ago. But her team still qualified for the District 3 Class AAA tournament.

"We had a very good season, but I think we can go further next year," the rising junior forward said.

Kimbrough took a few minutes from her summer vacation to answer a few questions about soccer, school and her home life.

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What would you rather do: Score on a penalty kick, set up someone's header goal off your corner kick, or beat a defender for a breakaway score?

I'd rather set up a header goal for a teammate. I'd much prefer setting up a cool goal than take a PK myself.

Did you have a soccer net in the backyard at home growing up, or did you have to go elsewhere to work on your skills?

I still have a soccer net at home. It's the same one I've had for three or four years.

What's the best thing about playing sports at West York?

Just how much fun it is. At some schools they take things really seriously and they don't have any fun at practice. We're having fun and getting stuff done as we work on our skills.


What are you most looking forward to in your junior year?

Just making it a lot further in the playoffs. Maybe winning the YAIAA tournament, getting further in districts. I'd love to be a team captain, and I want reach a goal of scoring 100 goals in my career before I graduate.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Definitely a dog person. I'm allergic to cats. We have two Jack Russell terriers.

You have an unlimited shopping spree in one retail store anywhere you want. Where are going and what are you buying there?

Probably Zumiez. I'd buy a bunch of shoes, hoodies and lots of earnings.

What do you remember about second grade?

That's the year I moved from Virginia, where I was born, to Pennsylvania. It wasn't a tough adjustment, because I was a tomboy and me and the other girls played tons of hoops at recess.

What's your favorite ride at Hersheypark?

The Great Bear, just because it was my first ride there.

What's your jersey number, and why do you wear it?

For school, it's No. 36, which was one of the last ones I got to pick from as a freshman. For my club team, I wear No. 4. My dad picked it because I was born in April, the fourth month.

If you were granted one superpower, what would it be?

I've talked to my friends about this, actually. I think it would be great to be really smart, to the point where you could look at a test full of questions and the answers would just appear. You could go right down the line and answer them all. It would also be cool to teleport to some other country for a day and come right back.

If given the choice of these household chores, which would you pick: Do the laundry, mow the lawn, or go grocery shopping.

I'd go grocery shopping, because I love food and love picking it out.

What was your biggest thrill on the field this season?

I'd have to say the York Suburban game, when we're in double OT and I scored to finally beat them on their field. There wasn't a lot of time left, and it seemed we were going to PKs when I got the ball on the outside. I looked up, took a shot and the goalie was coming out for a cross, and it went right behind her.