Shae Vevera is a senior who has played forward for the girls soccer team at Dr. Phillips throughout her high-school career. During a Dec. 8 game at Jones, she scored a hat trick, leading her team to an 8-0 victory — the team’s sixth straight shutout.
Tell me about the experience of getting a hat trick against Jones.
I just like to score as many (goals) as I can. When I get the opportunity, I just go for it.
How regularly do you score hat tricks?
I tend to get a lot — I don’t try to be cocky about it, but I mean when I get the chance to score a lot, I do and take my chances. Last year I got a lot. It was like my highest scoring season. I try to do better each year.
What do you enjoy about playing soccer for Dr. Phillips?
I’ve met a lot of girls, and I’ve stayed playing with the same girls throughout my whole soccer career. I (like) to play for them and play for my school and play for the name Dr. Phillips, and it’s an honor.
When did you start playing soccer?
I was 6 or 7.
What’s your favorite thing about playing soccer?
My mindset during the game. I can just forget about everything and that’s all that’s on my mind.
What do you like about playing forward?
What are you looking forward to the rest of the season with the team?
Just working toward my goal and going to districts — winning districts — with my team. Going to states with my team. Trying to get as far as we can.
What are your personal goals for the season?
I try to beat every year how many (goals) I got before. But I also try to get more assists every year.
What’s next for you as a senior?
I haven’t really put myself out there for soccer, but if I have the opportunity to, I would take it.
Do you have any schools in general in mind?
UF and UCF.
Do you play soccer outside of high school?
No, I used to (play on Florida Rush). But I stopped years ago — I stopped freshman year I think it was. High school was like my main thing, so then I just tried to work off of that.
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I love going to the beach, and I love animals.
What makes you want to become a nurse?
I love being around people and knowing that I can help them.
If you could do one thing over winter break, what would you do and why?
I would go to Utah to ski. That’s something that I like to do and I love the snow, even though I’m a Florida girl.