April 13, 2009
BERKELEY - At the Big Splash on April 11, the California women's water polo team honored its two seniors, one of which is this week's Q&A feature: goalkeeper Lauren Burke. Burke is an art major from Huntington Beach, Calif., and has 102 saves in 23 games of work for the Bears this season, to bring her career total to 171 saves. This season, she is only allowing 2.7 goals per game. CalBears.com sat down with the 5-10 keeper to learn about life inside and outside of the cage.
CalBears.com: You and your teammate Stephanie Schnugg are both majoring in art. What's your favorite aspect about your major and how did you decide on it?
CalBears.com: Goalkeeper is a unique position. When you first started playing water polo, were you a goalie? If not, how did you end up becoming a keeper?
CalBears.com: What is your favorite part about being a goalkeeper?
CalBears.com: What is one word that can be used to describe you? If one word is too difficult, feel free to use a couple.
CalBears.com: What is your most irrational fear?
CalBears.com: Fill in the blank: I always...
LB: I always smile.
CalBears.com: Fill in the blank: I never...
CalBears.com: As one of the many Southern California natives on the team, what do you miss about SoCal and what is the best thing about living in NorCal? Do you ever take part in the heated debate between SoCal and NorCal?
CalBears.com: In the last women's water polo Q&A, Stephanie Schnugg wanted the next women's water polo student-athlete to answer: If you could be one of your teammates for a day, who would it be and why?
CalBears.com: What question would you want the next women's water polo student-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.