Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Eun Hae Lillig, North Shore Country Day soccer

Eun Hae Lillig is a recent graduate who played center midfield for the Raiders soccer team. She also played field hockey this season and ran track in past seasons.

1. Do you have an pregame rituals or superstitions?

I guess I try to put my prewrap and cleats the same way every time. I’ve just been doing it the same way forever. I put all my right foot stuff on before my left.

2. What are you doing next year?

Next year, I am going to Kenyon College and playing soccer. I just knew I wanted a a small community and close-knit college. I visited Kenyon in the fall and loved the campus and atmosphere and the coach there. I knew it was going to be a great fit for me. 

3. What is your favorite sports memory so far?

It was probably my freshman year, going to state with the North Shore soccer team. The team had never done that before. It was a great memory, winning the supersectional and going down state. That whole season was a great memory for me.

4. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

Off the field, I just spend time with my friends. I like to spend time outside and with my family. Love to go to the beach. 

5. What is your dream job?

That’s a tough question. I guess I’d love to do something with travel. Travel to new places and see more of the world I guess. I’m interested in political science and journalism, but I’m not sure on a specific career.

6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Maybe somewhere in Europe. I’ve been wanting to go to Italy, just the culture and history is interesting — and some good soccer.

7. Do you have a favorite athlete?

One of my favorite soccer athletes is Christen Press on the U.S. National Team. Ever since I was young I’ve loved the way she plays. I love to watch her on the field.

8. If you are in Walgreens with a couple dollars, what are you buying?

I guess I would get Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

My name means Grace in Korean.

10. What was it like competing in this unusual, challenging year?

It was a tough year with the abbreviated seasons and wearing the masks and everything. It taught me and my teammates to make the best out of everything, give our best effort every time we took the field. It was about having fun and having a good team culture. 

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