Getting to Know Freshman Shari Summers

Oct. 17, 2003

Q: How old were you when you started playing soccer?
A: 4 years old

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I like to dance, sing, act, surf and snowboard

Q: What goals have you set for yourself this season?
A: To help motivate and keep my team positive since I am not able to be out there on the field due to my torn ACL.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a Stanford student-athlete?
A: Everything. I love the team, I love the school, and I feel so privileged to be in my position. It is everything anyone could ask for.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/superstitions? How do you prepare for a game?
A: I don't have any real superstitions but I tend to do the same thing before games when it comes to warming up and getting myself ready.

Q: What is your favorite kind of ice cream?
A: Chocolate

Q: What is your best memory of high school?
A: My senior prom

Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one item you would want to have with you?
A: Probably a cell phone.

Q: Where is your favorite spot to vacation?
A: I love to go down to San Diego. But, my best foreign traveling experience was to Italy with my regional team.

Q: Who is your favorite actor?
A: Brad Pitt

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be? Why?
A: I would be a monkey because those are my favorite.

Q: What is the best advice you've gotten from your parents?
A: Never think I can't reach my goals and aspirations.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to? Who is your favorite group?
A: I listen to all kinds: country, rap, r & b, punk. My favorite song though is Lonestar, Amazed.

Q: If you could play any other collegiate sport, what would it be?
A: It's not really a sport but I would dance.

Q: How many siblings do you have (names and ages)?
A: Two brothers. Sean-21 Skyler-13

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
A: 'If Lance can do it, so can I'

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: baby blue

Q: How is Stanford/Palo Alto different from your hometown?
A: The whole college experience is so much different. You are given all this freedom to do whatever you want to do.

Q: What is the one thing you miss from home?
A: I miss my friends and family and the waves for surfing.

Q: How do you like life in the dorms?
A: I love it.

Q: What are your ideal study conditions?
A: It can't be too loud but it doesn't have to be completely silent.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: CPK and PF Chang

Q: If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
A: I would want to meet Lance Armstrong.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Michael Owen and David Beckham and Lance Armstrong

Q: What is one word that best describes you?
A: Outgoing

Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
A: My older brother

Q: What is something about yourself that few people know?
A: I've always wanted to be either a famous actress or singer.

Q: What is your earliest sports memory?
A: AYSO soccer; running around crazy

Q: Our team will be fun to watch this year because ...
A: we are going to have an awesome season and the players are awesome

Q: I'd like to switch places for a day with ...
A: Britney Spears or some other famous singer

Q: My most prized possession is ...
A: my nationals ring

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