BOSTON COLLEGE'S JILLIAN MASTROIANNI

Jillian Mastroianni | Boston College | Sr. | GK

• Favorite coach: Besides Alison Foley, I admire Vince Lombardi.
• Last song you heard on your iPod: Learning to Fly by Tom Petty
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Oreo
• Favorite pro sports team: N.Y. Giants or Philadelphia Eagles
• Place most like to travel: Italy
• Favorite T.V. show: Grey’s Anatomy
• Lucky number: 16
• Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
• Celebrity crush: Brad Pitt
• Favorite sport besides the one you play: Hockey
• Favorite quality in your head coach: She brings out the best in me.
• Mountains or beach? Beach

What is a quote that you live by?

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can” – Vince Lombardi

NORTH CAROLINA'S COURTNEY JONES

Courtney Jones | North Carolina | Sr. | F 

• Secret talent that no one knows about you: I love to cook!
• Place most like to travel: Lake Como, Italy
• Strangest nickname you have: Sugarland
• Most surprising/embarrassing song on your iPod: The Climb by Miley Cyrus 
• Favorite sport besides the one you play: Football 
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Honesty
• Greatest strength you bring to the team: Speed 

Who is your mentor and what is the most impactful thing they have taught you? 

My mentor is my dad, Brent. I am so blessed to have him and the rest of my family as support, but he definitely stands out. Throughout my life, he has done an incredible job of balancing between my father and my coach. Everything I go through, he has already been through and I can always count on him for advice. He has played at the highest level. Through his own experiences, he can tell me what works and what doesn't, on and off the field. The most impactful thing my dad has taught me is I can only control my own actions.

PORTLAND'S DANIELLE FOXHOVEN

Danielle Foxhoven | Portland | Sr. | F/MF

• College or pro sports? Pro
• Favorite athlete: Pele
• Favorite pre-game meal: Peanut butter and jelly on rice cakes
• Cat or dog? Dog
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Coffee
• Place most like to travel: Costa Rica
• Latest read: Atlas Shrugged

Who is your mentor and what is the most impactful thing they have taught you? 

My dad, and he has always told me “to play hard and have fun." The minute I lose sight of those values I will lose my sight of being successful and enjoying life.  

What is your proudest moment? 

Being inducted into the Colorado Sportswoman Hall of Fame in 2010 for soccer.

FLORIDA'S KATHRYN WILLIAMSON

Kathryn Williamson | Florida | RS Jr. | D 

• Secret talent that no one knows about you: I have an amazing singing voice ;)
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream
• Favorite pro sports team: Dallas Mavericks
• Favorite class: Psychology of Personality
• Lucky number: 7
• Facebook or Twitter? Both :)
• Celebrity crush: Leonardo DiCaprio
• Favorite food: Ice Cream (does that count?)
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Her loyalty to the program and love of the game
• Three words to describe you: Loyal, determined and humorous 

What is a quote that you live by?

My all time favorite quote that I live by is, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”  This quote has helped me get through so many obstacles in life, not just in soccer. I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having been through all my life experiences.

MARQUETTE'S KERRY MCBRIDE

Kerry McBride | Marquette | Sr. | D

• Last song you heard on your iPod: I’m Alive by Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews
• Favorite pro sports team: Green Bay Packers!
• Place most like to travel: Egypt
• Favorite T.V. show: Seinfeld
• Strangest nickname you have: McChicken
• Favorite superhero: Harry Potter
• Favorite sport besides the one you play: Football
• Favorite food: Philly cheesesteak

What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

No excuses. Play like a champion.

What is a quote that you live by?

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

NOTRE DAME'S BRYNN GERSTLE

Brynn Gerstle | Notre Dame | Sr. | MF 

•  Secret talent that no one knows about you: I used to be a diver.
• Favorite topping on a pizza: Veggies
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Black raspberry chip
• Road trip or flight? Flight
• Favorite sport besides the one you play: Basketball
• Favorite quality in your head coach: Whenever you need anything, he will find a way to help you.
• Favorite hobby: Coloring
• Three words to describe you: Caring, silly, friendly

What’s something that few people know about you?

I am dyslexic. I see it as a gift that rather than hindering my learning ability, has actually given me great motivation to pursue my academic goals with confidence that I can learn anything I set my mind to.

What is your favorite part about college?

Mass in the dorms. There is nothing like it. Everyone is so happy, the songs are beautiful and being with so many people at a time of reflection and prayer is truly amazing and touching.

UC-IRVINE'S DANA SANDERLIN

Dana Sanderlin | UC-Irvine | Jr. | MF

• Secret talent that no one knows about you: I will burst into musical song at any moment.
• Place most like to travel: Ireland
• Favorite TV show: The Office
• Lucky number: 22
• Strangest nickname you have: Dana Pana
• Celebrity crush: John Krasinski
• Favorite hobby: Camping and fishing
• Three words to describe you: Compassionate, quirky and free-spirited 

Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?

Before every game I write a Bible verse on my wrist.

What’s one thing you have learned about yourself while you’ve been in college?

I’ve learned how to use my sport as an act of worship: “Your talent is God’s gift to you, what you do with your talent is your gift back to God.”

SOUTH CAROLINA'S ELLEN FAHEY

Ellen Fahey | South Carolina | Sr. | D

• College or pro sports? College
• Country or city? Country
• Cat or dog? Dog
• Favorite ice cream flavor: Raspberry chocolate chip
• Favorite pro sports team: Cincinnati Reds
• Latest read: Keane
• Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
• Mountains or beach? Beach

What do you want to do when you graduate?

Travel to Africa to volunteer.

What’s your favorite thing to do off the field/court/etc.?

I attempt to golf in my off time.

STANFORD'S MARIAH NOGUEIRA

Mariah Nogueira | Stanford | Jr. | MF

• Favorite pre-game meal: Turkey club with avocado
• Last song you heard on your iPod: Make you feel my Love by Adele
• Place most like to travel: Brazil
• Latest read: Girl with the Tattoo series
• Favorite TV show: Glee
• Celebrity crush: Enrique Eglesias
• Favorite food: Sushi
• Favorite hobby: Playing ukulele and having ham sessions with teammates 

What is a quote that you live by?

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

What’s one thing you have learned about yourself while you’ve been in college?

In all aspects of life, you can push yourself a lot further than you think.