Sept. 28, 2010
BERKELEY - Each week, CalBears.com will feature a freshman women's soccer player, and this week's participant is midfielder Kate Bennett. A seasononed veteran of age-group national teams, Bennett began her time with the under-16 national squad and is now a member of the under-20 player pool. Off the field as a prepster, Bennett was the co-founder of Bellevue High School Microfinance Club, which is dedicated to helping individuals in the Dominican Republic become self sufficient. Cal head coach Neil McGuire called Bennett a known goal scorer who can also create a great deal of goal-scoring opportunities for others with her precision passing, tremendous field vision and the ability to play to a high level with both feet. The 5-4 native of Washington is also writing a blog for CalBears.com entitled Blog Date With Kate, and you can read it here. CalBears.com was lucky enough to grab some time with the busy Bennett to find out more about her.
CalBears.com: What made you chose Cal?
CalBears.com: What are your hobbies outside of soccer?
CalBears.com: Do you have any unique stories about yourself that set you apart from your teammates?
CalBears.com: What's your favorite part about Berkeley and/or the Cal campus?
CalBears.com: What is the best thing about being a part of Cal women's soccer?
KB: I love the girls on the team! It has been so helpful to have them show us the ropes, and it's nice to know people at Cal before school starts. All the athletic facilities and people who work here have been more than helpful and attentive to any small problem.
CalBears.com: Did you grow up watching Cal athletics? What has it been like to represent them?
CalBears.com: What are you planning on or thinking of majoring in?
CalBears.com: What class are you most looking forward to this fall?
CalBears.com: What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
CalBears.com: Which three people would you invite to dinner?
CalBears.com: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
CalBears.com: What's the worst piece of advice you've ever received?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?