Women's Soccer

Up Close & Personal with Christine Calvert

Banner Elk, NC--Join us as we interview the junior captain of the Bobcat team who hails from Dallas, TX.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae? I originally came to Lees-McRae because of the Naturalist Studies program. I also loved the atmosphere; the mountains are awesome.

2. What are your personal goals for this season? I want to become more vocal for the team and a good leader. Also, I'd like to beat my goals and assists records from last year.

3. What's your favorite Bobcat memory here at Lees-McRae so far? My favorite memory is dancing in the vans with Jamie on the way to one of our away games. Homecoming games are always fun, and preseason has its moments.

4. What is your favorite part of playing soccer here at Lees-McRae? My favorite part is the instant family and friends that you have when coming to the team. Plus, I love playing soccer.

5. Who has been the most influential person on your athletic career? My family (Mom, Dad, and sister) and one of my first coaches, Mike Gorman. They have all taught me so much and have also always supported me and been there for me through all of my struggles and challenges.

6. If you weren't playing soccer, what other sport would you play? I'd play golf.

7. What is your major and what do you plan to do with your degree? My major is Criminal Justice; I'm looking into the K-9 unit or going into criminology.

8. If you could travel back in time to any point in history, where would you go? I would say the 50's; A time of innocence.

9. What is your favorite band? Guster

10. What is your favorite book? Harry Potter series and To the Edge and Back are my favorite books.

11. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? I'd love to travel to Greece.

12. What is one word that describes you and why? Determined; once I set my mind to doing something I will make sure that it gets done and try my best to do the best that I possibly can.

Christine's Story… I've played soccer since I was five. I went to Bryan Adams High School where I was part of National Honor Society (President senior year), PAL's (Peer Assistance and Leadership), played four years on the varsity soccer and golf teams, and was part of the cross country team two years. I was captain of high school soccer team for three out of four years, led the team to four district championships and was named MVP in 2004-2005. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class and was awarded one of the highest awards from the high school called the Gold Cougar. I was recruited for soccer at Lees-McRae College and ended up choosing to come for the Naturalist Studies program. When I came to visit I loved the mountains. So I chose to continue my education and soccer career at Lees-McRae College. I am very happy that I chose this school and am looking forward to my last two years of college .