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ALUMNI 5 QUESTIONS - CHRISTIE HENDEL

CHRISTIE HENDEL

attended Steele Canyon High School

Defender

Chapman University

 

1. What is your favorite meal?

My favorite meal would have to be something in the Italian genre, most likely truffle cheese gnocchi. It’s this potato dumpling-like pasta with a truffle cheese sauce. After studying abroad in Italy for a semester, it was honestly one of my most favorite meals and I would have it all the time. Either that or this really good chicken dinner my mom makes with prosciutto and fontina cheese on top of the chicken in this red sauce.

My favorite dessert would have to be this cake my mom makes that is angle food cake that is cut in the middle so that this amazing lemon pudding is in between the top and bottom half. Then the whole thing is covered with a lemon whip.

 

2. What is your favorite moment of your college career so far?

My favorite moment is winning the SCIAC conference tournament our first year participating as a team in the SCIAC. It was something that we as a team had worked for so long to get there. Not only that season, but the many years before. Chapman used to be an independent DIII team, and then my junior year, we made the shift to the SCIAC conference. So to be participating in the SCIAC for the first time and then win the tournament was so exciting and huge for our program.

 

3. How are you doing in your college classes?

My classes are great! I think at first classes and soccer were a lot to handle. But I quickly learned that classes are easier for me to handle during season because I know I have to manage my time more efficiently, so I tend to spend my free time more on homework during season than I do in the off season. Overall though, I’ve loved almost all of my classes. If I had to pick a favorite it would probably by my Child Abnormal Psychology class.

 

4. What is the biggest game on your schedule?

I don’t really think that there is one game that has overshadowed the rest this season in terms of one being bigger than the other. They have all been important in their own way, and no team is to be taken lightly this season. Every team in the SCIAC has the capability to beat the other teams, which I don’t think was the case several years ago.

Currently though we have the game against California Lutheran coming up, which is always a good, exciting game. I’m pumped for this game because I know that we are capable of beating them and have beat them in the past.

While they are a tough team, they don't really posses anything that is unique in my opinion. I'm just ready to take it to them.

 

5.Do you have any suggestions for the current San Diego United Players.

In terms of you wanting to play in college, make sure the school is somewhere you want to be for academics alone, not just because of soccer.

If for whatever reason you were to have a career ending injury and the school was no longer for you because soccer wasn’t in the picture, then it probably wasn’t the right school for you. You ultimately want a school for their academics. Also, wherever you go to play, be confident in yourself and your style of play. If you can posses confidence on the field, you will be a much better player overall.

Click below for Christie's bio 

http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2013-14/bios/hendel_christie_kti3

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