• Sunday Aug 14, 2016

    CU15G Q&A: Maggi Segovia (El Salvador)

    The play of Maggi Segovia (pictured) is one of the reasons why El Salvador remains in contention for a quarterfinal place at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship in Orlando, Florida.

     ORLANDO, Florida – With a 1-1-1 record in the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship, El Salvador’s trajectory in women’s football is rocketing upwards. One of the reasons for its impressive performances has been the outstanding play of midfielder and captain Maggi Segovia. The 15-year-old, who played at the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship at the age of 12, sat down with CONCACAF.com for the third in a series of CU15G Q&As.

     What have been some of your team's objectives and goals at the CONCACAF U-15 Girls' Championship?

    Our objectives are to fight until the end and work hard as a team. Our overall goal coming in was to win all our games and advance in the group. 

    At what age did you start playing football?

    I started playing football at six-years-old.

     Who is your favorite football player and why?

    My favorite player is (Spain’s) Andres Iniesta because we play the same position and we try to do the same things on the field. 

     Besides the Andres Iniesta, is there any player in the history of football that you'd like to play a match with or against...and why?

    Lionel Messi because I'm a big fan of him.

     When you're not playing football, what are some of your favorite things to do?

    I like to be with my family. 

     As you look to the future, what would you like to accomplish in and out of football?

    In football, I would like to play in a women's professional league. Away from football, I'd like to go to college.

     What has been the highlight of your young career thus far?

    The highlight was when El Salvador qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship in Jamaica.

     If you could visit anywhere in the world for soccer or vacation, where would it be and why?

    Spain because to me it has a lot of interesting places to visit.

     What motivates you as a player each day?

    My family. Even being a long distance away from them, they're always supporting me.

     What does it mean to you to wear the jersey of your country in an international competition?

    Wearing the El Salvador jersey is a dream come true.

     Why is the CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship important to you and all the players here in Orlando?

    It is important because here we need to demonstrate what we know and what he have learned. 

     

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