Getting to Know Shannon Elmitt
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/04/2011

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

Shannon Elmitt was the five-time winner of NorPac West Player of the Week honors, four times winning Rookie of the Week and once garnering Defensive Player of the Week honors during her freshman season. In addition to playing for the Bears, she is also a member of the Canadian Junior National Team.

The sophomore midfielder from North Vancouver, British Columbia is currently an undeclared major.

Here are some things you may not know about Shannon Elmitt:

Place in the world you want to travel: Greece (reason: Mamma Mia!)

Places in the world you have traveled: Ireland, Russia, Bali, France, Italy and more

Weird fact not many people know about you: I was a racewalking champion in high school

As an athlete, the item that best represents you is: my mouthguard. I wear it at all times, even during our water breaks

Favorite part of practice and game days: My favorite part of practices are scrimmages because it gives you the most freedom to just "play"

Secret food cravings: I could eat funfetti cupcakes at every meal of the day

Favorite type of cookie: Chocolate chip

Favorite movie from the past year: Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson. Can I live in Paris in the 20's, please?!

All-time favorite movies: Pearl Harbor, Blow

Best moment from a road trip last season: When Jordan O'Reilly fit in the upper cupboards of our bus

What would you do first if you were president? Make bubblegum ice cream mandatory in every ice cream shop

Favorite sport other than field hockey: I absolutely love to ski and that is basically the only sport my family watches on TV

Person you look up to and always wanted to meet: Beyonce

Your secret addiction: I am pretty obsessed with watching YouTube videos I love finding new hilarious ones

Reason you picked your jersey number: My birthday is March 26. Six was always my favorite, but that was taken

Number of miles you are from home: Two hour plane ride north

Age when you first played field hockey: Seven

Super spastic

Your teammates say you are... "a pest"

What you love most about Cal: the people and the opportunities

What you love most about living in the Bay Area: The weather. No joke. I am from Vancouver, so Berkeley weather is a treat.