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Meagan Newmister has been playing soccer since she was 6 years old, and all those years perfecting her craft led to a fantastic career at Dallastown.

She leaves the school as the all-time leader in points with 64. Newmister, it seems, is always playing soccer, whether at the varsity level, or at the club level where she plays both indoor and outdoor soccer for the PA Classics West.

Her career will continue at Millersville University, but before she gets there, the YAIAA Division I co-Player of the Year took a few minutes to talk about Channing Tatum, her cell phone and what her perfect day would be like.

What was the highlight of this season?

It has to be senior night. It's the night we captured our division title because we couldn't let any goals in.

What was the moment you will remember most from your high school career?

Definitely when we won counties my sophomore year. We were down vs. Susquehannock, 2-0, at halftime and we came back. I scored, and then Kelsey Druck scored, and I scored again and we went to overtime, and we scored again to win it. It was a really exciting game and probably one of the best games I ever played.

What are your future plans?


I'm going to be going to and playing at Millersville University. I'm going to be majoring in early education.

Why Millersville?

For a while I was looking at Division I. I went and visited one school and just decided that I really didn't want to go to such a big school. I started looking at Division II schools and Millersville contacted me after a club tournament. I really love the campus a lot. The team has a lot of good players and I liked the coaches, so it's a good fit.

Dallastown’s Meagan Newmister, second from left, reacts after scoring during a 2011 game against South Western. Newmister finished her high school
Dallastown's Meagan Newmister, second from left, reacts after scoring during a 2011 game against South Western. Newmister finished her high school soccer career as Dallastown's all-time leader in points with 64, and she was named the Division I Co-Player of the Year. ( File)

When did you start playing soccer?

When I was 6 years old for the Dallastown club team.

If they made a movie about your life, who would play you in the movie?

I would want Alex Morgan to play me, even though she's not an actress.

What's your favorite food?


What's your favorite holiday?

Definitely Christmas.

Who is your favorite singer or band?

I really like Luke Bryan.

Who is your favorite actor or actress?

Channing Tatum.

What's your favorite movie?

The Great Gatsby.

What's your favorite cell phone app?


What sport are you the absolute worst at?

Basketball probably.

Who is your role model?

My mom.

What is your favorite activity to do off the field?

I have like no off time, but I like to watch movies on Netflix a lot.

Going back to elementary school, what was your favorite thing to do at recess?

Play soccer with all the boys. There weren't a lot of girl soccer players at my elementary school, so I had to step up.

That probably helped you in your career?

Definitely. My brother played soccer and I was always playing with him and his friends. They definitely made me better.

What's the one thing you do that drives your parents crazy?

I always text. I'm always on my phone.

What's the one place in the world you want to visit?

I would like to visit Paris.

What's you favorite vacation spot?


What's your favorite animal at the zoo?

The tigers and lions, the big cats.

What's the one thing you have to have with you at all times besides your cell phone?

My wallet and money.

What's your favorite reality TV show?

"Toddlers and Tiaras."

If you could have a day to yourself with no responsibilities, what would you do?

I would sit around all day and watch all the movies on Netflix that I don't have time to watch and read a book, because I never have time to do that either.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would they be and why?

Alex Morgan just because she is a soccer star. Jennifer Lawrence because she seems really funny, a lot like my friends and I. Channing Tatum, just because he's fun to look at.

What's your favorite sport other than soccer?

I really like to play volleyball in gym and on the beach.

Do you favorite team?

For football, I like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

What's you favorite store to shop at?

Charlotte Russe.

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