Getting to Know Courtney Hendrickson
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/18/2011

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After redshirting last season, Courtney Hendrickson has made her delayed Cal debut this season in the net, logging ten saves and earning her first collegiate win Sept. 25 in a 4-0 shutout of Pacific. Courtney made her collegiate debut in the Bears first meeting against Pacific on Sept. 3. She played the second half of that 10-0 victory.

Courtney attended San Pasqual High School in San Diego's North County, playing on the Avocado League Championship team twice (2007, 2009), and also won the CIF Championship in 2009. She also played soccer, water polo, softball and wrestling.

Her father, Steve Hendrickson, played football for Cal and went on to play linebacker for seven NFL seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

She is an undeclared major.

Her are some things you may not know about Courtney Hendrickson:

Place in the world you want to travel: Belize

Places in the world you have traveled: Mexico

Weird fact not many people know about you: I had a three legged dog

If you were to write a movie, what would it be about? A three-legged dog that plays field hockey (along the lines of Air Bud, but better)

What would your super hero name be? Thizzlebot Gigatron

Favorite part of practice and game days: The anticipation

Secret food cravings: Nutella

Favorite type of cookie: Chocolate chip

All-time favorite movie: Super Troopers

Where you see yourself in 10 years: Owning too many pets

Favorite sport other than field hockey: Football

Dangerous thing you would do if there were no risks: Sky dive

Place in the world you would like to help: Somalia because they are going through a drought right now and have to walk for weeks to get water

Reason you picked your jersey number: My dad played football for Cal and his number was 30

Number of miles you are from home: 500

Age when you first played field hockey: 14

What you love most about living in the Bay Area: The trees