In the hot seat

Cara Alldred

Cara Alldred, a speech communication major, is a senior on this year’s Northern Kentucky University Women’s Soccer Team. This marks her second year with the Norse, after transferring from the University of Cincinnati. She is captain of the team and plays defender/midfielder. Last year she started every game and this year she will contend for GLVC honors.

What is the one thing you need on the road?

You need good movies.

What’s in heavy rotation in your MP3/CD player right now?

The Black Keys and Jack Johnson.

Do you have any rituals before a game? Any superstitions?

No rituals, but I wear the same headband every game ha ha.

What are some personal goals you have set for your senior year?

I don’t think of it as a personal goal, but more as a team goal – I want to win the conference tournament and go as far as possible in the NCAA tournament. As a personal note, I give all I have every game.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to play soccer at NKU?

To come in good shape and to be prepared to be on an awesome team.

What do you want to do after college?

After I graduate I want to go to Grad School for speech pathology.

What is your favorite soccer move?

The Scissors. ( Is where you move your faking foot around the ball and plant it on the outside of it. Immediately cut the ball with the outside of your other foot and accelerate.)

Who is your idol or favorite soccer team?

My Idol – Mia Hamm …Favorite soccer team- USA Women’s National Team.

What is something unique about your team?

We have extremely good team chemistry.

What does the role of captain mean to you?

To be a positive leader that my teammates look up to, and that my coach respects. And to be there for my teammates.