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Catching up with Cricket Wise

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          Release: 11/10/2011
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston continued speaking with this season's women's soccer seniors and had the opportunity to chat with goalkeeper Cricket Wise.

Through her four years with the team, Wise has embodied the ultimate teammate. Her selflessness and encouragement as a team captain this season contributed greatly to the team's record-breaking season.

Her passion for soccer, her team and for life is contagious and the program will miss her presence as she moves on. She is graduating from the College with a degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and aspires to manage in the outdoor recreation industry.

She plans to intern with an adventure tourism company in Costa Rica after graduating this winter.

Q: What has been your favorite part about playing soccer at the College of Charleston?

A: I'd say the best part has been my teammates. It's been awesome both getting to know them on the field and personally and developing the life-long friendships I know we share with each other. We've developed an unbreakable bond through sharing the same goals and working hard side-by-side.

Q: How did you end up wearing the number 22 on your jersey?

A: Actually, it was just given to me when I was a freshman. There were 22 players on the roster and I was the last one to get assigned. Over the years, I've had opportunities to switch but decided to just stick with it.

Q: What will you miss most about being a student-athlete at the College?

A: I will miss just being around the other student-athletes on campus. We all have a rare camaraderie with each other because we see each other out running, in the weight room and around campus. I'm extremely proud of what my team has done and I think there is a mutual respect between the other sports as well. It's also been great to get involved with organizations such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes which let us work together and create our own culture.

Q: What do you like about the College of Charleston other than playing soccer?

A: I've really enjoyed that the College is set right in the center of the city of Charleston. It's an incredible environment to learn in when you're surrounded by such rich history and great views. I've also enjoyed that it isn't so large that you feel lost in it. The city attracts a lot of people and you feel a great sense of pride from being a student here.

Q: How do you think playing soccer might have better equipped your for life beyond the College?

A:  I think being able to work within a team will definitely be a skill I use long after college. Also, I was fortunate enough to be named a captain this year and I've grown a great deal from the leadership roles which went along with that.

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