Aug. 18, 2008
Name: Simone Attles
Sport: Field Hockey
Post-college ambition: I think I want to work for the IOC
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: My high school coach, Terri Simonetti-Frost
Biggest thrill in sports: Beating Indiana in overtime in 2007, after a 2-0 deficit.
Athlete you most admire: I think there are way too many for me to pick a single person.
What impresses you most about your coach: Her passion for both the game and the team
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: My asthma and breaking old habits on the field
Hobbies and outside interests: Movies, decorating cakes, traveling.
Pre-competition superstition: Listen to Bombs Over Baghdad by Outkast.
Favorite movies: 40 Year Old Virgin, Super Troopers, Garden State
Favorite TV shows: Entourage, Nip/Tuck, Man vs. Wild
Favorite musical artist: Death Cab for Cutie, Lupe Fiasco, Spoon, John Mayer
Favorite foods: Raspberries, steak, French onion soup, cheesecake
Favorite class: Cultures of America
Favorite book: Harry Potter(s)
Favorite funny movie quote: "Littering and, littering and....." - Super Troopers
Favorite professional team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Words that describe you best are: passionate, outgoing, goofy
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "No regrets"
What people should know about you but probably don't: I was actually born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
If they filmed a movie of my life, who would star in it and what would it be called: I have no idea it would have to be a comedian, maybe I will know in 10 years.
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Harry Potter, Michelle Obama and Bear Grylls.
Why you chose U of L: It's so exciting to be a part of something that is growing and changing so fast.
Best part of being an athlete:
My teammates, unlimited Gatorade and away trips. The moment I realized I was really good at my sport: I remember the first time I heard a coach scream at one of her players for not marking #10 and I thought 'Wait, that's me'.
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: The education system makes me really angry, so I would probably give most of it to a struggling school.
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: I was hit in the head with a stick my senior year of high school and I didn't realize it was bad until there was blood all over my clothes. I still have a pretty awesome scar on my forehead.
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: St. Croix (USVI)
What is your favorite season of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Fall, perfect weather and because I love watching college football games with my family. Oh, and field hockey season.