Getting to Know Caroline Struijk
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/26/2011

"Getting to Know" features on different field hockey players will be posted on all season long, so check back often to get an in-depth look at the Golden Bears.

Freshman Caroline Struijk has played for the Belgium National team since the age of 14, and has competed in three European Championship tournaments. This season as a midfielder for the Bears, she has played in all but one game, earning four starts, and logging an assist.

The native of Schoten, Belgium, is currently an undeclared major, but wants to pursue a medical career.

Here are some things you may not know about Caroline Struijk.

Place in the world you want to travel: Australia

Places in the world you have traveled: France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Canada, New York

Favorite part of game days: Scoring goals, winning, and having fun

Favorite type of cookie: Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream

All-time favorite movie: Sex and the City

Where you see yourself in 10 years: Medical school for sports medicine

Favorite sport other than field hockey: Swimming

Dangerous thing you would do if there were no risks: Bungee jumping

Place in the world you would like to help: Africa, helping sick kids and people

Your secret addiction: Belgian chocolate

Age when you first played field hockey: Six

What you love most about living in the Bay Area: Sun