Nov. 3, 2009
BERKELEY - With a team-leading 12 goals this season, Cal women's soccer junior forward Alex Morgan now stands in fourth place all-time with 29 career goals. Last fall, she scored the gamewinner to help the U.S. under-20 national team to gold in Chile at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. CalBears.com sat down with the Diamond Bar, Calif., native to learn more about her time studying abroad this summer, playing in a world cup and her life off the field.
CalBears.com: You scored the eventual gamewinner in the U-20 Women's World Cup - what was playing in Chile like?
CalBears.com: What made you choose to come to Cal? Did you have a moment when you just knew that Cal was the right place for you?
CalBears.com: You studied abroad this summer in Spain - what was that experience like for you? Did you get much a break from soccer or were you training there? How's your Spanish now that you're back in the States?
CalBears.com: What are you thinking of majoring in? Why?
AM: I haven't declared yet, but I am majoring in political economy of industrial societies. I chose this major because I don't know exactly what I want to do in the future after my soccer career is over, and this major gives a variety of classes useful for many careers. I have really enjoyed this major so far, and I'm actually really looking forward to the classes I'm taking next semester!
CalBears.com: Who are the most influential people in your life?
CalBears.com: When are you happiest?
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CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: Katrin Omarsdottir, the last person to do a Q&A for CalBears.com, wanted the next women's soccer player to answer: How do you like Lisa Kevorkian? Do you think she should be on "Jeopardy?"
CalBears.com: What question would you like the next women's soccer student-athlete who does a Q&A to answer?
To see all previous Q&A with the Golden Bears, click here.