Pac-10 Q&A with Kate Deines, Washington Women's Soccer

April 30, 2010

 Washington midfielder Kate Deines will be entering her junior season in 2010. A native of Issaquah, Wash., Deines has started all 44 games that UW has played since she put on a uniform in 2008 as a freshman. She scored three goals and added three assists in her sophomore campaign in 2009. She has a knack for finding the back of the net in key moments, as two of her three goals were game-winners. She was named NSCAA Second Team All-Pacific Region, Second-Team All-Pac-10 and was also named Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10. 

 Pac-10: What was the best part of the 2009 soccer season...
Kate Deines: The best part was making the NCAA Tournament. It was definitely my most memorable moment. We held Portland to a pretty good battle, it really was anyone’s game, but unfortunately we came out on the losing end. Still it was a very successful season. 

Pac-10: On my iPod is...
KD: I really have a little bit of everything on there. I listen to everything from Kings of Leon to Sean Kingston. It really depends on what I was in the mood for.

Pac-10: My favorite team to watch as a kid was...
KD: I really loved to watch the U.S. Women’s National team. I idolized them as soccer players. One of my favorite memories was watching them win the 1999 Women's World Cup.

Pac-10: My favorite athlete to watch is...
KD: My favorite athlete to watch is Brandi Chastain. She was the hero of the national team at the 1999 Women’s World Cup and turned into a big soccer star.

Pac-10: The talent I would most like to have is...
KD: I really wish I had some musical talent, especially singing abilities. I would love to be on Broadway.

Pac-10: My favorite memory as a Husky is...
KD: The past few years have been amazing on and off the field. My teammates are great and we are such a tight-knit squad. I also really appreciate the unique coaching staff. Lesle [Gallimore] and all the assistants each bring something special to the team.

Pac-10: My plans after college are...
KD: I would love to keep playing soccer, especially with the Women's Professional League going strong now. I am also very interested in going to law school. 

Pac-10: On the team’s trip to Brazil last summer...
KD: It was such an eye-opening experience to see the conditions that the Brazilians play in, and yet, they never complain. They just have such a passion for the game, the conditions of the fields aren't really a concern. We played a lot of beach soccer and futsal [a short-sided soccer game] with the Brazilians which was fun. As a team, I think we really came together and bonded over this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Pac-10: The sport that I am worst at is...
KD: I am terrible at any sport that really involves any hand-eye coordination, so I would have to say basketball.

Pac-10: Something about me that others would be surprised to hear about me is...
KD: When people first meet me they think I am really shy, but once you get to know me, I am not shy at all. 

Pac-10: What is the best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore?
KD: Lesle has such knowledge of the game and there is so much I can learn from her. She has high expectations for her players on and off the field and I see her as the ultimate role model and coach. 

Pac-10: What is your favorite TV show?
KD: I am really hooked on the show Dexter right now.

Pac-10: What do you miss most about your hometown...
KD: I do miss my family, although being from Issaquah, Wash., I am close enough that I get to see them pretty often.

Pac-10: The best advice I have received is...
KD: To live with intention. Everything that you do is important and carry it through with intention and passion.

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