VYPE: What motivates you when you compete?
Cotter: Motivating me is the competitive nature of sports. I always want to do the best I can and competing helps enhance that.
VYPE: Who are some of your biggest influences or role models?
Cotter: My Dad is a huge role model for me in many ways. He is a great tennis player and taught me how to play. But more importantly, he influenced my faith in Jesus, and in God.
VYPE: What teacher has had the biggest impact on your life?
Cotter: My third-grade teacher Mrs. Estep had a big impact on my life. I had just moved back from Austria and she helped me transition from German schooling to English schooling very easily.
VYPE: What has it taken to be successful in your sports?
Cotter: It has taken hard work and time, a lot of time. Time is the biggest difference between people that are good and people that are great.
VYPE: What has been the highlight moment of your career?
Cotter: In tennis, it was beating a very competitive team in a long match. For e-sports, it was almost qualifying for state in Rocket League this year.
VYPE: What clubs and campus activities are you involved with?
Cotter: Tennis, E-sports, and the National Honor Society.
VYPE: Is there an opponent that you enjoy beating the most?
Cotter: Anadarko, last year in tennis because they were equal skill level as us which made the match very competitive.
VYPE: How did you get started in e-sports?
Cotter: I got started early on in my life. I have played video games for my whole life but didn’t become competitive until early high school. I played a mobile game called Brawl Stars and became a competitive player in that game. That was the first taste of competitive gaming that I experienced. The Woodward high school esports team only started two years ago so that’s when I joined it.
VYPE: What does it mean to you to represent your school and community when you compete?
Cotter: It is exciting to compete for something more than yourself. So representing my school provides a sense of responsibility to perform well.