Renton Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Mariah Burnett

Burnett has helped boost the Highlanders to three clean sheets in six games.

The Renton Reporter’s female athlete of the week for Sept. 29 is senior Mariah Burnett of Hazen High School, soccer.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: AP Stats. I really like how analytical it is. In Mr. Kao’s words, “the most non-math, math class.”

Q: Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) of movies?

A: “Black Panther,” “Barbie Movie,” “Mean Girls,” “White Chicks.”

Q:Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?

A: Definitely my mother. She got me into my sports that I do, and motivates me to try new things. She helps me stay driven and is the reason I try so hard in school, athletics and extracurriculars. She’s the best role model and who I look up to so I can be a better sister and friend.

Q: You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?

A: Slushy and watermelon Sour Patch candy.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual.

A: I have to put my gear on from left to right and I like to do meditations. (Conscious breathing and visualizations)

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “Alright,” by Victoria Monet.

From the sidelines: Mariah has been dedicated member of Hazen soccer for the last four years. She helps lead the team with a quiet confidence that inspires everyone around her to work harder. Mariah’s speed and quick decision making has been pivotal this season and she’s helped the Highlanders to earn 3 shutouts in their first 6 games.