By Kaya Mark '18
Hometown: Golden, CO
THE SCRIPPS VOICE: When did you first start playing soccer?
ERIN MATHESON: I have played soccer since I was five years old.
TSV: Why did you decide to join the Claremont FC Women’s Soccer Club?
EM: I joined this year because I missed soccer and being on a team while in college.
TSV: What’s your position?
EM: I either play center defense or outside midfield!
TSV: What is your favorite soccer-related memory?
EM: I traveled to Munich and Copenhagen with my soccer team in 8th grade to play in a tournament. We got second place and were able to tour around Germany and Denmark.
TSV: Tell me a bit about your captains.
EM: We have two captains, both Scripps juniors [Ella Kim ’17 and Hannah Huston ‘17] who are very committed to making our team a cohesive unit recognized by the administration.
TSV: Do you get along with your teammates? Is there any sort of team bonding that you do?
EM: The team is great! We have representation from all 5Cs and eat dinners after practice and games together.
TSV: Do you have any pre-game rituals or anything you do for luck?
EM: Personally no; I just like a good old-fashioned jog, stretch, and touches!
TSV: What does a typical practice look like?
EM: A typical practice consists of warm-up, passing drills, small sided scrimmage and then open it up to large scrimmage.
TSV: What was the most eventful game this year? What happened?
EM: Up until last weekend we were undefeated! We lost to University of San Diego. We will be back on track with our game this weekend, though!
TSV: If people want to get involved with the club team, what do you recommend they do?
EM: Come to one of the practices! We are very welcoming and in the spring there will be open tryouts for more people who are interested.