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Today, CU athletics continues its women's soccer feature; "Free Kicks with …" Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the season, fans will have an opportunity to get to know the Golden Eagles a bit better through a question-and-answer session. Today, the series continues with senior forward Kelley Ritsema.
Kelley, a senior from Traverse City has played in all 6 matches and has started 4 in the 2012 campaign for head coach Randy Strawser. Kelley has been a strong competitor up front for the Golden Eagles this season and notched her first goal of the season last game against Bethel on Sept. 13.
For a more personal introduction to Kelley Ritsema, read on …
The best part about being on the Golden Eagle's Soccer team? My amazing team. I love the girls so much and it is awesome to be able to play the game I love with them.
My earliest soccer memory is … Playing AYSO Kinderkickers and hating whenever I was put in goal.
Other than soccer, my favorite sport to play is … basketball or running (if you consider that a sport).
When I have an hour of free time, I like to … run, read, or talk with a friend
If I won a million dollars, I would … Pay for school, make sure my family was set, and give the rest to those in need like a specific organization.
If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have … Disney songs.
It is not good for you, but I still eat … Ice cream!
A place I would like to visit one day is … All over Europe or travel back to Zambia
If you could eat dinner with three other people (living or dead), who would they be and why? Jesus, because obviously that would be simply amazing. Morgan Freeman because I love his voice and maybe he could narrate the dinner. Matt Damon because I have always liked him.
Who is your favorite Bible character and why? Joseph because I always loved that story when I was little. It is extremely inspiring how he came through all of his adversity as a man of God with integrity and was blessed as a result.
When surfing the Internet, what website do you visit the most frequently? Facebook.
Who is your favorite Superhero and why? Superman, because he is super and can fly.
What cartoon character are you most like and why? A minion from Despicable Me because I am short and can talk like them.
After graduation, I would like to … Work in some area of health and wellness. I would like to be involved with a non-profit organization and I also hope to do some traveling.