EXTRA TIME: Meet Freshman Midfielder Chloe Gharios

2013-14 Chloe Gharios 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 Chloe Gharios, who hails from Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson HS).

A four-year letter winner for the Bruins, Gharios helped lead Wilson to the 2013 CIF Division II title, scoring seven goals and assisting on two others. She is a three-time All-Moore League Second-Team selection, class valedictorian, and AP Scholar Award winner.

"SHORT SHOTS"

Q: One thing you can't live without...
A: My phone!!!!!

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

Q: Favorite game show...
A: Jeopardy

Q: Favorite movie...
A: Finding Nemo

Q: Favorite Actor...
A: Ryan Gosling

Q: Favorite Actress...
A: Anne Hathaway

Q: Favorite TV show...
A: "The Newsroom," "American Pickers," "Pawn Stars," "Switched at Birth"

"EXPLAIN YOURSELF"

Q: I became a Titan because...
A: The Titans are one big family and an amazing team to be a part of. It's something I can be very proud to be a part of.

Q: Cal State Fullerton soccer will be fun to watch in this year because...
A: We have really grown as a team, not only on the field, but off of it as well. We have all gotten closer and those relationships are going to carry over into our play on the field. Plus, we are just all amazing soccer players...

Q: My favorite pregame ritual is...
A: Listening to music to pump me up and getting in the "zone!!!"

Q: The best advice I have ever received/the worst advice I have ever received is...
A: Best: Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle... Worst: That I needed to be someone I am not in order to fit in.

Q: The toughest team I have ever played against...
A: The U-18 U.S. National Team

Q: The toughest player I have ever faced is...
A: The player on West Coast FC that blew out my knee

Q: The most memorable place I have ever played a soccer match...
A: Colorado is the most memorable because of the terrible weather!!! Every game was stopped in the middle of play because of lightning and we all had to huddle into the van.

Q: Do you have any unique stories about yourself that set you apart from your teammates...
A: I was a high school valedictorian and I am a President's Scholar at Cal State Fullerton.

Q: What has been the hardest, most surprising, thing about transitioning from high school to college...
A: Having teammates with so much more experience, not only in soccer, but in life, and being able to become part of the "Titan Family." That... and having to do my own laundry!

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up...
A: I wanted to be a professional soccer player because all I ever wanted to do was to play. All my role models were the women on the United States National Team.

Q: The team I would most like Coach Brown to add to the Fullerton schedule (and why)?...
A: North Carolina. I would like the opportunity to show everyone that Cal State Fullerton could beat the No. 1 program in the nation!

Q: If I could play a sport OTHER than soccer, it would be...
A: Diving because I used to be pretty good. I love the high dive and the thrill of it all!!!!

Q: In 10 years, I would like to be...
A: Working as a civil engineer in New York City.

Q: If I were stranded on a desert island, and I could only bring one thing, it would be...
A: My phone... I hope there is WiFi!

Q: I would like to switch places for one day with (and why?)...
A: Kate Middleton. Every day, she gets to live a real-life fairy tale and she is a REAL princess! Plus, she lives in my favorite place in the world!

Q: My favorite soccer moment was...
A: Winning a CIF title with my high school team.

Q: My favorite quote/saying by Coach Brown (so far)...
A: "Next thing..."

Q: If I could invite three famous people to dinner, I would choose...
A: Sheryl Sandberg - because she is a role model to all women and I hope to be as successful as her one day... Ryan Gosling - because all his movies are amazing and, well, he is beautiful... Alex Morgan - because she is an amazing soccer player and a major role model.

Q: If I could have a super hero power it would be...
A: I would be insanely fast... because then I wouldn't dread the "Cooper" or any other fitness tests here. Plus, no defender could stop me!