|Forty-Niner focus: 2013 women’s soccer players|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Each Wednesday through the women’s soccer season, two current members of the Charlotte 49ers will be featured in a short personality profile Q&A. Players were picked at random for the particular week but were presented the questions ahead of time.
This week’s 49er focus includes senior Dakota Olson and freshman Ari Reilley.
1. What is your favorite pregame meal?
Olson: Pick two from Panera
Reilley: Turkey sandwich with lettuce
2. What is your pregame ritual?
Olson: Listen to music and watch soccer videos
Reilley: Listen to Drake on my iPod and focus on the game
3. Who is your favorite musical artist?
Olson: Florida Georgia Line
Reilley: The Starting Line
4. What one thing, off the field, can you do better than most?
Olson: Taking charge of a situation
5. What is one thing most people might not know about you?
Olson: I am reallllly shy
Reilley: I love dream catchers
6. What is your dream job?
Olson: Travel and join the peace corps
Reilley: Has always been to a zoologist and work with koalas and pandas
7. What is your hometown famous for?
Reilley: The Cowtown Rodeo
8. What do you believe it will take to have a successful season?
Olson: If we all play for each other and stay positive/consistent throughout the whole season.
Reilley: Our team must stay dedicated and focused on winning one game at a time. Never think too far into the future without focusing on the present.
9. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Olson: Being a sports psychologist and traveling the world
Reilley: I will hopefully be a successful physician’s assistant, married and coach soccer on the side. And hopefully I will get to travel the world.
10. Who has been most influential in your life and why?
Olson: My mom because she helps me with everything and has always supported me.
Reilley: My sister has been the most influential. I’ve always looked up to her as a role model and strive to be not only the soccer player she is but the person, sister and best friend she is to me everyday.
11. What is your favorite quote/saying?
Olson: Earn the jersey
Reilley: “Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. When adults say, ‘Teenagers think they are invincible’ with that sly, stupide smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us, greater than the sum of our parts, cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.” – John Green in “Looking for Alaska”
12. What is one food you will not try?
Olson: Pig’s feet
13. What is your favorite book?
Olson: The Notebook
Reilley: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
14. What is one of your pet peeves?
Olson: When people don’t listen
Reilley: When people leave their cart in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store
15. What is another sport at Charlotte you would play if you had the chance?
Reilley: Football. Sounds silly but I love watching football and wish I could get out there just once and play.