Name: Katie Doung
XF Graduation Year: 2019
Years at XF: 4 years
Position: Center Midfield
Favorite Team: Portland Thorns
Favorite Player: Andres Iniesta
Greatest XF Memory: Playing in two national final fours
Favorite Crossfire Coach: Too many to choose from! Each one helped me develop in different ways.
Best part about XF: Playing for Crossfire was one of best decisions I've ever made. All of the coaches have been so supportive during my time there and beyond. I think one of my favorite parts was all of the opportunities they provided to train- I loved being able to hop in and get different trainings in with different teams
Future plans: Right now I am playing at the University of Minnesota. I hope to play professionally and for the national team after college.
Number one advice to young XF player: The best way to prepare yourself fir college or any other goal you have is to get outside your comfort zone. When I look back at my training growing up, the times I learned the most were when I was pushed outside of my comfort zone mentally or physically or in uncomfortable environments like training with older players or boys.