Athlete of the Week

Cheyenne Maxwell is a senior midfielder who is studying sports management. She was born in Sacramento, California and is the daughter of Monty and Jasmine Maxwell. Maxwell also has two brothers and one sister. She is a graduate of Inderkum High School, where she was league MVP, defensive MVP and team MVP. In her collegiate career, she was named an honorable mention in 2012 at the All-Southland Conference and the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


The Lion’s Roar: How long have you been playing soccer?

Cheyenne Maxwell: I’ve been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. 


TLR: What has been your favorite part of playing soccer?

CM: My favorite part of playing soccer has been being a part of a team and being able to experience success with the girls that I work so hard with. 


TLR: What does being a Lady Lion mean to you?

CM: Being a Lady Lion to me means that you play for your teammates, your sisters, because we’re a family. 


TLR: Do you have any other favorite sports?

CM: I love professional football. 


TLR: What do you like to do in your free time? 

CM: I love to relax and watch Netflix when I have free time. 


TLR: Do you have any hobbies? 

CM: Yes, I love to cook and bake. 


TLR: How has being in Louisiana been different than your home state of California?

CM: Being in Louisiana has been a whole new experience for me. Living in Louisiana has opened my eyes to a new culture that I would have never got to experience going to school in California.


TLR: Do you have any goals for the school year?

CM: My goal for the year is to finish the semester with a 4.0.


TLR: What has been the most rewarding part of this season? 

CM: The most rewarding part of the season is being able to play in the conference tournament to [possibly] get a chance to advance to the NCAA tournament. 


TLR: Do you have any regrets about the season?

CM: I don’t have any regrets for the season because I played every game knowing this will be my last. 


TLR: Who has been your biggest inspiration?

CM: My biggest inspiration in my life has been family because they have been so supportive of my dreams. I also look up to Carli Lloyd from the U.S. Women’s national team. Her tactical and technical ability on the field is amazing and inspiring. 


TLR: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?

CM: My advice to a younger me would be to always work hard for what you want in your life. 


TLR: How do you balance sports and school?

CM: I balance sports and school by keeping my life organized. I always make sure to plan my days out by keeping a daily planner and calendar.