March 9, 2009
BERKELEY - The Cal Lutheran Tournament gave California junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Layton a chance to get back in the pool after spending the first part of the 2009 season on sidelines with an arm injury. The Newport Beach, Calif., native earned three saves in the second half in the 16-2 dismantling of Villanova on March 6 and had five saves in one quarter of work against Redlands, allowing just two goals over the weekend. CalBears.com chatted with Layton and found out a little more about her, including her team nickname.
CalBears.com: When are you happiest?
CalBears.com: Your grandpa, Robert Worrell, competed in football and rugby at Cal. Did that influence your decision to come here?
CalBears.com: What made you choose to major in English? What's the best part about your major?
CalBears.com: Which words or phrases do you overuse?
CalBears.com: If you were stranded on a desert island and could have three things what would you take?
Calbears.com: Who on the Cal women's water polo team is the most entertaining?
CalBears.com: Who introduced you to your sport and for how long have you been playing?
EL: "Some of my childhood friends started playing long before me, when I was still playing soccer. My dad sort of put the idea in my head that maybe I would like it. One thing led to another, and I started my first season in seventh grade. It has been nine years now."
CalBears.com: You recently hurt your arm - how did you do it?
CalBears.com: Inthe last women's water polo Q&A, Coral Kemp wanted the next student-athlete to answer: Head coach Richard Corso likes to give some players nicknames. What is yours, and how did you get it?
CalBears.com: What question would you want the next women's water polo athlete to answer?
For a complete listing of past Q&As with the California women's water polo team, click here or look on the sidebar on the main women's water polo page.