Getting To Know Maddie Payne
Oct. 24, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Menlo Park, Calif.
WHEN DID YOU BEGIN PLAYING SOCCER?
When I was five or six, but I really started playing competitively when I was nine.
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT?
The first would be making it to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament my sophomore year at Boston College. The second would have to be finishing the San Francisco Marathon in 2011.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE TEAM TO PLAY ON?
Definitely this year's BC team. The talent is unparallel. I love being surrounded by players who are better than myself.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
Two little dogs named Chip and Putt. (My family loves golf!
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?
I have one brother who is 23 and who graduated from the University of California Berkeley in May.
WHAT WOUDL YOU BE DOING IFYOU WERE NOT A SOCCER PLAYER?
I love sports, so if I wasn't a soccer player, I would love to be playing lacrosse or tennis somewhere.
IS THERE ANYTHING IN LIFE THAT YOU WOULDN'T DO?
I could never work a job sitting at a computer all day. I love to interact with people.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SOCCER PLAYER? WHY?
Julie Foudy. I spent a lot of time with her working the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy this summer. She's not only an amazing soccer player, but also an outstanding role model for young girls.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN SOCCER?
Tennis and skiing and I love watching baseball.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
San Francisco Giants
WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU IN LIFE?
My parents. I get my intensity and my work ethic from both my mother and my father. They've inspired me to pursue my dreams and never say never.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
I would love to be Oprah and host a daytime TV show. Giving away cars would be awesome!
WHAT IS YOUR PET PEEVE?
People who don't work hard.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY
An early morning workout followed by a day spent relaxing on the beach and my boat with friends on Lake Tahoe.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?
There are way too many to count, but probably my YouTube video - Payne takes a Plop. I'll let you Google that one.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON PLANE RIDES?
I am currently obsessed with the show Homeland, so I'm trying to catch up on that. If I get the window seat, there's no doubt I am sleeping.
DO YOU HAVE PRE-GAME RITUALS?
Surprisingly, no. However, I do have a great pregame playlist on my iPod.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITE?
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS?
Homeland and Modern Family
WHAT IS YOUR MOST PLAYED SONG ON YOUR IPOD?
I'm a huge country music girl, so it has to be something by Carrie Underwood or Rascal Flatts.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
San Francisco, CA.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL AT BC?
Chicken Caesar salads from Hillside on Fridays or Hillside omelets.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE?
I love the people at BC. I've made some fantastic friendships with classmates, coaches and professors.
Q&A conducted by Olga Khmylev