June 14, 2010
BERKELEY - In just her first year as a collegiate student-athlete, freshman defender Rachel Clark quickly became a stalwart member of the California women's soccer team's back line. Starting 14 of Cal's 21 games and playing in 17, Clark played every minute of 12 full games. CalBears.com talked with Clark to get a better understanding what it was like to balance rigorous academics and powerhouse soccer at Cal as a true freshman.
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 a 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: 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 or better than the expectations you had of it when you signed your national letter of intent in high school?
CalBears.com: How was your winter break?
RC: I enjoyed spending time with my family and friends over break.