Catching Up With the Freshmen - Q&A With Lauren Hein

April 1, 2010

BERKELEY - Freshman goalkeeper Lauren Hein earned a lot of valuable experience playing behind two senior goalies. The 5-8 keeper, a native of Tustin, Calif., saw action in one game. recently caught up with Hein to discuss what her first semester as a Golden Bear and a student-athlete was like. Now that you've got one year of collegiate women's soccer under your belt - what was the best part of the soccer season?
Lauren Hein:
The best part of the season was getting the hang of collegiate athletics while becoming part of the Cal women's soccer family. What was the best part about your fall semester?
Fall semester was new, thrilling and a learning experience that won't be forgotten. After one semester of college academics, what are you planning on doing differently or the same next semester in terms of school?
I'm looking forward to trying out some of the sciences that didn't fit in my schedule last semester. What is something you didn't know before you came to Cal but you now know?
Red is a bad color. What was the favorite class you took during the fall?
My freshman seminar on biology. The teacher was very cool, there were amazing presentations on things like robotics influencing biology, and we were given a meal at every class! What class are you most looking forward to this semester?
My two sciences: physics and bio 1b (minus the 8 a.m. lecture time) What was it like to balance school and a competitive soccer team at the collegiate level?
Balancing school and soccer wasn't too difficult since it's what we have been doing all of our lives. Although, I did have to get used to the required study hours every week. Has Cal lived up to or has it been different/better than the expectations you had of it when you signed your national letter of intent in high school?
Cal is everything I thought it would be, with very high levels of academics and competitive athletics. How was your winter break? What was the highlight?
My winter break was amazing. I really missed being home. My highlight was definitely spending time in the mountains in my grandparents' cabin with family and friends.

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