CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston athletic department had the opportunity to sit down and talk with senior women's soccer player Allison Truitt.
Truitt is a four-year member of the program who continually raises the bar for what the team can achieve. Her drive and focus have solidified her position as the anchor of the Cougars' defense
Truitt is a tremendous leader both on and off the field and has an impeccable way of inspiring and encouraging her teammates.
The Greenville, S.C., native has appeared in 53 matches as a Cougar including starting in all 13 matches and playing the second-most minutes on the team in in 2011. She has always been a defensive presence yet still has two assists on her career.
She is going to be receiving a bachelor's in political science with a minor in crime, law and society and plans to attend law school in the fall of 2012.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience as an athlete at the College of Charleston?
A: My best memory is from when we got runner-up in the SoCon because it was very exciting. Even though it was a heartbreaker when we lost in double overtime, it was the best that the team has done since I've been here and it was a great overall experience for me and my teammates.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the College?
A: My favorite thing about the College is the overall atmosphere of Charleston. There is a great relationship between the city and the College. I love walking around town with the sense of pride of being a Cougar. It's awesome to feel a part of something.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing soccer for the Cougars?
A: The best part of playing soccer for the Cougars is my teammates. We have an incredible bond between us together and I feel like they're my family. I look forward to practicing with them everyday and spending time with them.
Q: How has playing soccer added to your overall college experience?
A: I think the biggest thing I've taken out of it is being a part of the athletic family. I have gotten to know a lot of other student-athletes, coaches and especially my teammates who I probably wouldn't have gotten to know if I wasn't playing soccer. Also, all the traveling and other events I've shared with my teammates have provided some unique experiences.
Q: What will you miss most about the College after you graduate?
A: I will miss all of the people I've met and having a constant group of friends and teammates around me, and, of course, I will miss not playing soccer every single day.