Cardinal Capsule: Brittany Oliveira

Oct. 19, 2001


Brittany Oliveira

Sport: Women's Soccer
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5-5
Events: Midfielder
Hometown:Los Angeles, CA
High School:Santa Monica
Stanford Athletics Highlights:Has started all 10 games for the Cardinal in 2001... Recorded assists against Dayton and SMU... Tallied three shots on goal... Last season saw action in 20 games and started four times... Third on the team in scoring with 16 points (6 goals, 4 assists) in 2000... Had the game-winning goal against Virginia last year, which earned her Soccer America Team of the Week honors.



Nickname:
Dre as in Dr. Dre because Kelsey Carlson (a.k.a. Snoop) gave me that name on my recruiting visit.


Favorite Music Artist:
I am biased because of my nickname, but I would have to say Dr. Dre.


Favorite Place To Hang Out:
At home with my family.


Favorite Hobby:
Playing sports of any kind.


Favorite Video Game:
Tony Hawk, a skateboarding game.


If You Were Going On A Road Trip And Could Only Take One Cd, Which One Would You Take:
I would take one of Snoop's rap mixes because she makes really good CD's.


If You Could Play Another Sport At Stanford, What Would It Be:
I would play basketball. I played basketball in high school and loved it.


Best Thing About Being A Student-Athlete At Stanford:
Meeting all the other athletes and hanging out with them.


Somewhere You Have Never Been That You Would Most Like To Visit:
I would like to visit Australia.


Most Influential Person In Your Life:
My parents.


Your Advice Would You Give To Young Soccer Players Who Want To Compete In College:
I would tell them to work hard and to always stick with it, even through hard times.


Earliest Soccer Memory:
On my first soccer team, the coach asked who wanted to play keeper and for some reason I thought that would be really fun. So I raised my hand immediately and found out at the age of five that I am not the best keeper.


Favorite Field To Compete At And Why:
At home on Maloney Field. It is great to have our fans there, an excellent field and a fun atmosphere.


If You Could Add One Team To The Schedule, Who Would You Add:
It would be Portland because they have a great program and have a lot of friend that play there.


Favorite Midnight Snack:
Pizza.


Favorite Website:
www.gostanford.com.


Best Advice I Have Ever Received Was:
I would say just to keep trying hard and stick with whatever you are doing, from my parents and coaches.


Current Or Former Stanford Athlete You Most Enjoy Watching:
Ally Marquand from the Stanford women's soccer team.


Favorite Actor:
Harrison Ford.


Favorite Actress:
Julia Roberts.


If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
My best friend from high school.


Ten Years From Now I Hope To Be:
Still playing soccer and happy doing whatever else.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Get my parents a really big, nice house and throw a big party for all my friends.


Least Favorite Food:
Tuna.


If You Could Have Dinner With A Famous Person, Who Would It Be:
Kristine Lilly from the women's national team. She is my favorite player to watch.


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