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Athlete of the Week

Name: Erica Gonzalez
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical sciences
Sport: Women’s Soccer
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Harlingen

Who is your favorite athlete?
“Ronda Rousey.” Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress.

Who is your role model?
“My grandpa.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
“Sleep is for the weak, by my grandma.”

What do you like to do for fun?
“I like art, so I sculpt, paint and draw.”

When did you begin playing soccer and why did you start playing?
“I was 3 or 4, right after my older sister started.”

Did you play in high school and did you get any awards?
“All-District.”

What are your goals for the season?
“Our goals for the rest of the season is to beat out New Mexico and compete in the playoffs, and beat Kansas City.”

What is your favorite movie?
“The Dark Knight.”

Is there a song that gets your head in the game?
“I listen to David Bowie.”

What are your plans for the Fall 2015 semester?
“Hopefully, get an A in my physics class, to finish out the season strong and to not let any goals through.”

How do you feel about being part of the first UTRGV Women’s Soccer Team?
“It’s always really great to be a part of something new. I was on the first UTPA team too, and it’s really nice to see how the program is growing. So it’s really nice to be a part of something that’s going to be big.”

–Compiled by Jacqueline Arias

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