Athlete of the Week Archive

Oct. 25, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Katie Amsberry


Why do you wear No. 24?
"Well my favorite number is 21 because my older brother wore it when he played soccer, but when I came in as a freshman it was not an option and 24 was as close as I could get."

How long have you been playing soccer for and what got you interested in the sport?
"Since I was about five years old, I think I became interested because both my parents coached and all my siblings played."

Where is your favorite place to play soccer?
"The North 40 (practice fields)."

If you could play soccer anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
"In Europe...they eat, breath and sleep soccer. And it was a lot of fun when our team went over there to play."

When you are on the road what do you do to keep yourself focused?
"Listen to music."

How have you changed and developed as a soccer player from when you were a freshman up until now?
"I am a lot more confident and relaxed."

If you could add or change one thing to the game of soccer what would it be and why?
"I would add mandatory orange slices at half time. That was the best when I was little."

Can you bend it like Beckham?
"Sometimes."

What would Wyoming fans be surprised to know about the Cowgirl Soccer team?
"We love to quote movies."

What would Wyoming fans be surprised to know about you?
"I have a tattoo on my right foot."

What are your goals for the rest of the season?
"Do anything I can do to help my team get to the conference tournament."

You are a senior; do you have any plans after you graduate?
"I want to go to grad school to get my masters in mental health counseling."

What is one of the most memorable moments you have of the Cowgirl Soccer team?
"Our team Valentine's dance we have every year. It's like prom for us, we love it."

What are you going to miss most about Cowgirl Soccer?
"The competition and level of soccer we play, and laughing with teammates."

Is there anything that you are NOT going to miss?
"The Manchester United test."

Are there plans for the Cowgirl Soccer team to dress up for Halloween?
"We are all dressing up. I am going to be the singer Katy Perry."

What is the craziest Halloween costume you have ever seen?
"A rap video girl. She was wearing a gold swimsuit."

As a senior, is there any advice or knowledge you want to leave your team with when you leave?
"I would say enjoy every minute of it, the ups and the downs. It flies by and you will want to look back and know that you have no regrets."