Pac-10 Q&A: Stanford Soccer Player Ali Riley

April 10, 2009

Pac-10 Q&A: Stanford Soccer Player Ali Riley

On my iPod...Britney Spears, Lupe Fiasco, Kings of Leon, Abba

What I’m reading...About to start Twilight

Favorite team as a kid...The Chicago Bulls

Super power I’d most like to have...Flight

If you could compete in any other sport it would be...Tennis

Favorite moment in a competition... the moment the whistle blows after a really tough victory. 

Team on campus that does the best job of packing your stands...Men’s soccer

Favorite TV show...Californication

Favorite TV show as a kid...Recess

Describe the best goal you’ve scored...I wasn’t paying attention when we had a free kick and my coaches were yelling at me so I turned around and the ball was coming at me so I stuck my leg in the air and somehow lofted the ball towards the goal and it bounced off a surprised defender’s head into the goal. 

Favorite flavor of ice cream...chocolate chip cookie dough

What is the best part of being on your team...having teammates that constantly make me laugh

Favorite school memory...anything during spring quarter

Who’s the funniest member of your team...Lea Mackinnon

If you could make the cover of any magazine, which one would it be? Why?...Time Magazine. It would mean that I had made an impact on the world, hopefully a good one! 

If you could cook dinner for one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you serve him/her for dinner? Martin Luther King, Jr. I would serve caprese salad, bowtie pasta with spicy tomato sauce, fresh bread, and roasted zucchini. We would have crepes with strawberry and Nutella for dessert.  

Gatorade or Powerade? Melon Gatorade  

The sport you’re the worst at...Water Polo

If you were stranded on an island, what are the three essentials you’d need to have? Toothbrush, gelato, and my best friend Alicia

Something about yourself that others would be surprised to hear...I lived in Hong Kong for a year when I was 9 years old. 

Who is your favorite athlete in a sport other than your own and why? Usain Bolt, he is just too fast for his own good. 

What is your biggest pet peeve and why? When people say “like” a lot. I can’t hear anything else.

What is your favorite class that you are taking or have taken? Rock, Sex, and Rebellion

Weirdest thing a fan has done? Streaked during a Penalty shootout, kicking the ball away from the girl about to shoot. 

Greatest sports memory...going up 1-0 against Japan in the first game of the 2008 Olympics for New Zealand. 


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