May 2, 2011

GETTING TO KNOW: KAYLA MUELLER

The 2010 VCU field hockey season was one to remember for the Black and Gold. The Rams won 13 games, and made the CAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. With only two seniors leaving the program, the Rams' future is very exciting.

Kayla Mueller will be a key piece of VCU's exciting future. Mueller registered a goal in 11 games for the Rams in 2010. The Allentown, Pa. native recently sat down with VCU Athletic Communication Student Assistant Andrew Phillips to see what keeps her busy off of the turf. 

AP: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
KM:
The main reason I decided to come to VCU was the incredible coaching staff, along with the the great environment that VCU offers. I knew that coming here would allow me to grow as a person on and off the field.

AP: What influenced you to get involved with field hockey?
KM:
I got involved with field hockey because of my friends. I loved how fast paced the game was. We would always have so much fun with it, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

AP: What is one thing that most people don't know about you?
KM:
I sing in front of the mirror when no one is around!

AP: Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?
KM:
The one superstition that I have is that for every game I have to wear my lucky white headband, so that we produce and play well as a team!

AP: Who has been the toughest opponent you have played against? (team or individual)
KM:
THAT'S HARD! Every opponent and player I have played against was tough in many different ways. I never took anything for granted, and always went in with a strong positive attitude.

AP: If you could play on any other VCU Athletic team which one would it be?
KM:
It would have to be volleyball. I have never played before ,and I think it would be fun to spike the ball and jump really high!

AP: If you could travel to any place in the world where would you go?
KM:
Fiji, I heard it was beautiful and out of this world!

AP:  What actress would play you in a movie?
KM:
Natalie Portman, by FAR!

Quick Hits - Favorites:

Place to eat in Richmond? The Village, YUM!
TV Show?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Movie?
No Strings Attached
Singer/Artists/Band?
Michael Buble
Favorite Place to Play in the CAA besides VCU?
Drexel
Pro Sports Team?
Yankees and Steelers
Sport to watch besides field hockey at VCU?
Men's basketball

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