June 2, 2010
BERKELEY - The 2009 season for freshman forward/midfielder Lauren Battung was an exciting one in which she started two games and played in 13. Battung had the assist in Alex Morgan's goal in the eventual 1-1 double-overtime tie against then-No. 11 Santa Clara. CalBears.com had the opportunity to chat with the West Hills, Calif., native who is called "LB" on the pitch, to discuss everything involved in her first semester of college.
CalBears.com: Now that you've got one year of collegiate women's soccer under your belt - what was the best part of the soccer season?
CalBears.com: What was the best part about your fall semester?
CalBears.com: After one semester of college academics, what are you planning on doing differently or the same next semester in terms of school?
CalBears.com: What is something you didn't know before you came to Cal but you now know?
CalBears.com: What was the favorite class you took during the fall?
CalBears.com: What class were you most looking forward to during the spring semester?
LB: My college writing class! It's about underground music and its interaction with and influence on popular culture. When I signed up, I didn't even know what it was about, but I'm glad I was lucky enough to have my first college writing class be about something I'm as passionate about as music.
CalBears.com: Was playing at the NCAA Division I level what you expected or more?
CalBears.com: What was it like to balance school and a competitive soccer team at the collegiate level?
CalBears.com: Has Cal lived up to or has it been different/better than the expectations you had of it when you signed your national letter of intent in high school?
CalBears.com: After a very full fall semester, how was your winter break? What was the highlight?