Dutchwoman of the week: Randi Broadwell ’18

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Hometown: Carlisle, NY
Major: Biology
Sport: Women’s soccer

 

 

Q: When did you first start playing soccer and what got you into it?
A: I first started playing soccer in seventh grade and it was actually my older brother who first got me into it. He played soccer his whole life so he took me aside when I first showed interest. He taught me all these different moves and how to play defense, which is my position today.

Q: Who is your favorite team to compete against while playing for Union?
A: RPI is pretty cool to play against because of their stadium, but if I had to pick a team it would be William Smith. They are a big rival for us and the intensity in those games is always high.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of playing on the Union Women’s Soccer team?
A: Probably camaraderie because someone always has your back, someone is always pushing you to do more, to do better, to be better, not just on the field but in academia as well.

Q: How would you describe this year’s team? What is something people may not know?
A: We have a very deep bench this season. It’s not just the starters; our coach can throw any one of us out there and know it won’t be a big problem. We also all carry strong mentalities.

Q: What are your goals this season both individually and from the team’s perspective?
A: As a team we would like to beat William Smith. Individually I play defense, where it’s difficult to quantify individual success, but I guess my goal would be to not let in any more goals this year.

Q: How has being a student-athlete contributed to your experience at Union?
A: Being an athlete has helped me improve at working with people as well as my time management. It has helped me to plan my days out and avoid procrastination.

Q: Other than being an athlete here, what is your favorite part about going to Union?
A: That there is always something going on and people are so nice. There is always something to do and someone to hang out with. It’s just not soccer and school, there’s always something else to do.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do off-campus?
A: Trying different things and exploring new areas. There isn’t one specific thing that I am always jumping the gun to do. I like to try new things.

 

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