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Oct. 16, 2003

What is going on your mind when the teams aren’t on your side of the field?

I’m staying in the play and trying to mentally will the ball in the net and sometimes you look at me and I’m dancing around trying to see if the ball is anywhere near the goal but mostly I stay in the game and make sure our defense is where they need to be.

You came in 1999 and was red shirted and since you have started 43 of 49 games coming into the 2003 season. Now you are all-time leader in nearly every goalie statistic, how does it feel to come in and make a big impact to the USC soccer program?

It’s great and and when I came to school my goal was going to college and doing the best that I can do. I played all four years that I was elgible to play.

What do you do to prepare before each game? Pre-Game rituals?

No pre-game rituals but I do make sure I am well rested and try to stay focus on the game.

Future plans after college?

I did want to go pro or maybe play overseas but since the league looks like it is over so eventually I would like to start working with athletes with strength and conditioning but I would like to play as long as I can.

What was the biggest match you ever played in? Why?

This year’s No. 3 Texas A&M team was the best game I probably ever played. The result wasn’t what I wanted but it was one of my better games.

What team do you look forward the most to playing?

Any orange team: Clemson, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee or any other top 25 team.

What is your favorite class?

Bio-mechanics, study of human movement

Feeling of playing at Stone Stadium?

I love that stadium and its my favorite place to be in Columbia.

Individual goal for the season?

Do the best I can every game and whatever I can to keep it out of the net.

What do you like the most about South Carolina (the University)?

The fans of the university and I love the campus and the climate.

What is it like playing for Coach Smith?

She doesn’t allow you to be complacent and she always pushes you to the next level. She is so supportive in everything you do and that is a great aspect for a coach.

What’s your favorite place on campus?

The Graveyard