Bridget Goodwin, Volleyball, Sophomore, Roswell Georgia
1. What is your funniest moment with your teammates?
I’m from Georgia and another freshman on the team, Sammy Dormio, is from Virginia. We don’t see snow much, so when it snowed in Keene, we climbed all the big snow banks after practice one day. It was a blast! Also, our team has a tradition of the freshmen getting a senior “big sister.” All the freshman get clues and have to guess who their big sis is. Once you think you know, you have to sing a song to the senior in a public place… Let’s just say there’s a reason we are volleyball players and not singers!
2. What’s your favorite food from the Dining Commons?
Definitely the French toast sticks!
3. What did you carve in your pumpkin this year for Pumpkinfest?
Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to carve a pumpkin this year.
4. What’s the best part about living in the Dorms?
I’m close to everything I need; my classes, the library, the DC, and of course the gym! Plus everyone on my floor is friendly and we’re all really close.
5. What’s your favorite intramural sport to play and why?
I have not had a chance to play any intramural sports. But hopefully the opportunity will present itself soon because they look like a ton of fun!
6. What is the most challenging part about not living with your parents?
My mom came to almost all my high school and club games. I miss having her there in the stands, but she watches all the games she can online. Even though she’s in Georgia, I know she’s still cheering Keene on!
7. Where’s your favorite place to eat in Keene and why?
I ate breakfast at Timoleon’s with Coach Weiner and my mom on my recruiting visit. I remember talking to Coach, and thinking what a great fit Keene was for me. I love eating there because it reminds me of the first time I felt like I could really see myself going to Keene State.
8. What’s your most embarrassing moment as an athlete?
In a high school game I was chasing after a ball and in order to keep it in play I had to shove the chairs at the end of our bench out of the way. I got the ball and it was a pretty sweet move until I tried to get back on the court... My feet got tangled up between two chairs and I completely wiped out! Not only was it embarrassing to fall in front of so many people, it was pretty painful!
9. What does the phrase student athlete mean to you?
To me it means putting forth equal effort into your studies and your sport. It’s all about balancing and managing your time. While athletics are a huge part of my life, I know I’m in school first and foremost to get a degree so I can be successful off the court as well. However, I think a lot of valuable life lessons can be learned through sports, and I’m lucky to be part of such a good athletics program at Keene State.
10. Where do you see yourself after your time here at Keene State?
When I graduate from Keene State I see myself teaching middle school language arts and coaching—where exactly I have no idea. But, if you told me this time last year I would be going to school and playing volleyball in New Hampshire, I never would have believed you, so who knows what I’ll end up doing!