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Getting to Know the UT Soccer Freshmen



Aug. 25, 2010


Transcribed by Assistant Media Relations Director Brian Davis and UT student assistants Craig Harris and Caleb Center

Over the next few weeks UTLadyVols.com wants to help fans get to know the Tennessee Lady Vol soccer team. This week, it's the freshman class' turn on the Big Orange "Hot Seat." Check out the video interview with the group as well as each player's answers to our questionnaire (see below). Be sure to check back next Wednesday for a new installment where we will chat with members of the sophomore class.

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Sanna Saarinen -- #17 -- Midfielder -- Espoo, Finland

Name: Sanna Saarinen

I wear number #17 because? #13 wasn't available

Favorite Food? Anything my grandma makes

Best movie you've seen recently? Charlie St. Cloud (the only movie I've seen recently)

Favorite Vacation Spot? Spain

Favorite Childhood Memory? Winning the Helsinki Cup 2000 and also playing in all the other tournaments

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Soccer? Floorball, photography

Favorite Athlete(s)? Essi Sainio (Finnish national team), Cesc Fabregas, Aaron Ramsey, Laura Kalmari

Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My parents and family, just for everything they've done for me and taught me

How would you describe your personality? Happy, quiet at first, relentless

What is one thing about yourself that most people don't know? I've played for the Finnish U19 national team.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? Reading other people's minds

Person/thing you would most like to trade places with for a day? Laura Kalmari

If you could have dinner with any three people (present or past) who would they be? Laura Kalmari, Pia Sundhage, and my dad

One possession you would keep if you lost all but one? My phone

What would your dream job be? Soccer player

Best advice ever been given? You miss 100% of the shots you never take

List five random things below about yourself Facebook-style...

1) I started to play soccer with my brother's team when I was three years old

2) Every woman loves shoes, but I love cleats. I've probably saved most of the pairs I've ever used

3) I have eight caps with the Finnish U19 national team. My first games were against Australia's U21's and we lost both unfortunately

4) When I was five years old, I thought soccer was the worst thing in the world, because my brother kicked me on my feet (according to a paper I recently found)

5) According to that same paper, I wanted to be "nothing" or "a hunter" when asked what I'm going to be when I grow up. Way to set yourself high goals!

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Tori Bailey -- #3 -- Midfielder -- Fenton, Mich.

Name: Tori Bailey

Nicknames: Tori

I wear number # because? 3 because I started soccer when I was three years old.

Favorite Food? chicken

Favorite TV Show? One Tree Hill

Best movie you've seen recently? Charlie St. Cloud

Favorite Vacation Spot? Florida

Favorite Childhood Memory? family vacation

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Soccer? running, reading

Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My sister Amanda, because she is always there for me and supports me through everything.

How would you describe your personality? hard-working

What is one thing you wish you were better at? singing & dancing

What is one thing about yourself that most people don't know? I snort when I laugh.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? to be invisible

Snack food that I can't live without? peanut butter

Person/thing you would most like to trade places with for a day? Taylor Swift

If you could have dinner with any people (present or past) who would they be? Dane Cook & Anne Frank

One possession you would keep if you lost all but one? my pictures

If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called? 4'11"

Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Rachel McAdams

What would your dream job be? physical therapist

Best advice ever been given? Dynamite comes in small packages.

List five random things below about yourself Facebook-style...

1) I snort when I laugh.

2) I like musicals, plays and operas.

3) I have my nose pierced.

4) I have played soccer in Germany, England, Holland, France and Brazil.

5) I am 4'11" tall

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Caroline Capocaccia -- #2 -- Defender -- Memphis, Tenn.

Name: Caroline Capocaccia

Favorite Food (s)? sushi & fruit

Favorite TV Show? One Tree Hill

Favorite Knoxville-area restaurant? no answer

Best movie you've seen recently? Charlie St. Cloud

Favorite Vacation Spot? Winter Park, Colorado

Favorite Childhood Memory? going on trips with my family

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Soccer? Pilates, skiing

Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My parents because they are great role models and always encourage me to follow my dreams

How would you describe your personality? persistent, laid back

What is one thing you wish you were better at? I wish I could sing/dance/draw.

What is one thing about yourself that most people don't know? I was born on leap day.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? flying

Snack food that I can't live without? Doritos

Person/thing you would most like to trade places with for a day? my dog or Beyonce

If you could have dinner with any three people (present or past) who would they be? Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Dr. Seuss

One possession you would keep if you lost all but one? pictures

Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Keira Knightley

What would your dream job be? doctor

Best advice ever been given? Pray about it.

List five random things below about yourself Facebook-style...

1) I'm left footed.

2) I celebrate my birthday on February 28th & March 1st when there is no leap year.

3) I went to an all girls high school and wore Easter Egg colored jumpers every day.

4) I was homecoming queen my senior year.

5) I have two golden retrievers named Bode & Zoe.

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Caroline Brown -- #25 -- Midfielder -- Hershey, Pa.

Name: Caroline Brown

I wear number # because? 25 just because I always have

Favorite Food? fruit

Favorite TV Show? Friends

Favorite Knoxville-area restaurant? don't know yet

Best movie you've seen recently? Finding Nemo

Favorite Vacation Spot? Caribbean beaches

Favorite Childhood Memory? traveling with my family, especially to Disney World

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Soccer? photography

Favorite Athlete(s)? Peyton Manning

Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My parents because they have always been there for me. They have shown and taught me how to be a better person.

How would you describe your personality? easy going

What is one thing you wish you were better at? singing

What is one thing about yourself that most people don't know? I LOVE tennis shoes.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? to be really, really fast

Snack food that I can't live without? bananas

Person/thing you would most like to trade places with for a day? my dog

If you could have dinner with any people (present or past) who would they be? Ellen DeGeneres and Walt Disney

Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Carrie Underwood

Best advice ever been given? You can do anything through Him who strengthens you.

List random things below about yourself Facebook-style...

1) I love Broadway musicals.

2) I have been to Disney World over 20 times.

3) Everyone in my family went/goes to Tennessee.

 

 

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