What is your earliest memory of playing or seeing your sport?
I started playing field hockey in 7th grade during P.E. class. It was one of the many sports I fell in love with growing up, but I knew that this one would take me the furthest in my athletic career.
How influential were your parents in your athletic career?
My parents played an integral part in helping me succeed in my athletic career. From the countless hours spent car-pooling teammates to practice, to the center stadium seats for every game, I am so thankful for them. I would not be boasting the letters U-S-A without them.
What would people be surprised to learn about training for the Olympics?
It’s endless. There is no time off. Practicing is only part of it - eating sleeping, drinking, resting, etc. is just as important.
What are your pre-competition rituals?
I clean and organize everything. I always have to go for a walk before games to clear my head and Jackie Briggs braids my hair.
When you have time off, what would constitute a perfect day for you?
My perfect day during off-time would include - sweatpants, coffee, and HGTV.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Dancing is a hidden talent of mine that not many people would expect when they first meet me.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love writing. I currently have a blog and do multiple writing pieces for the company that I work for, Ecore.