September 20, 2013

EXTRA TIME: Meet Freshman Midfielder Tatiana Rizzotti...

2013 Tatiana Rizzotti As part of a weekly series, FullertonTitans.com will introduce you to some of the new faces on the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team in a little feature we like to call "Extra Time." This week, we introduce you to freshman midfielder Tatiana Rizzotti from Burbank, Calif. (John Burroughs HS).

A four-year letter winner for the Indians, Rizzotti was team captain and MVP while earning first-team All-Pacific League honors as a senior, scoring 12 times and helping on 19 others that year. 

"SHORT SHOTS"

Q: One thing you can't live without...
A: My phone! It is seriously attached to my hand everywhere I go!

Q: One word to describe you...
A: Determined

Q: Favorite game show...
A: Deal or No Deal 

Q: Favorite movie...
A: "The Town"

Q: Favorite actor...
A: Brad Pitt 

Q: Favorite actress...
A: Melissa McCarthy

Q: Favorite TV show...
A: "Pretty Little Liars"

"EXPLAIN YOURSELF"

Q: I became a Titan because...
A: I really felt a part of a family when coming to this school. Everyone plays hard for each other and there is no better feeling than winning and celebrating with your family.

Q: Cal State Fullerton soccer will be fun to watch in this year because...
A: There will be a lot of new faces on the field and they will bring a different dynamic to the team. We have a certain way of playing and it is super fun to watch when it all comes together.

Q: My favorite pregame ritual is...
A: Just sitting at my locker either listening to music or dancing in front of the team to get all the "pre-game jitters" out.

Q: The best advice I have ever received/the worst advice I have ever received is...
A: The best advice I have ever received was to make sure to alwayshave my water jug in hand at all times or else bad things will happen to the team... I have not received bad advice yet!

Q: The toughest team I have ever played against...
A: We played a team from Hawaii... they were probably one of the hardest teams I have played against.

Q: The toughest player I have ever faced is...
A: There is a midfielder who is now playing at USC who went to Harvard-Westlake and was, honestly, one of the best players I have gone up against. She was so good!

Q: The most memorable place I have ever played a soccer match...
A: The most memorable moment was probably playing under the lights at Cal State Fullerton for my first college game. It was such a surreal moment waslking out onto the beautiful, huge field. It was truly an honor.

Q: What has been the hardest, most surprising, thing about transitioning from high school to college...
A: The pace of the game was, honestly, the biggest change for me. Also the formations that each position goes through throughout a game is just insane, but beautiful at the same time.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up...
A: When I was younger, I always wanted to be a professional soccer player, of course! As a kid, watching Mia Hamm play soccer was something that will always stick with me because she was such an impact player.

Q: The team I would most like Coach Brown to add to the schedule...
A: UCLA because they are such a big-time school and it would be a fun experience to play against them.

Q: If I could play a sport OTHER than soccer, it would be...
A: Volleyball because I love the quickness of the game and the burst of adrenaline when you get to spike the ball!

Q: In 10 years, I would like to be...
A: I would like to be an athletic trainer or physical therapist for a professional sports team and be able to travel with them.

Q: If I were stranded on a desert island, and I could only bring one thing, it would be...
A: My water jug because I have to stay hydrated!

Q: I would like to switch places for one day with...
A: Beyonce because she is really inspirational and super fierce when she is on stage and it would be cool to experience that.

Q: My favorite soccer moment was...
A: The last tournament that I played with my club team was the most amazing thing. Those girls are my sisters and we played so hard for each other since it would be the last time we would be on a field with each other.

Q: My favorite quote/saying by Coach Brown (so far)...
A: MFKZ... Mid-Field Kill Zone! 

Q: If I could invite three famous people to dinner, I would choose...
A: Mia Hamm - she is one of the best women's soccer players in the world and my idol... Yasiel Puig - he is an animal on the diamond and he has only just started his Major League career... Cara Delevingne - because she is one of my favorite supermodels, super weird, and not your typical model.

Q: If I could have a super hero power it would be...
A: The power of invisibility... because I like to be sneaky!