RICHMOND, Va. -The women's soccer team is looking to climb up the Colonial Athletic Association standings and the back line will be a big reason behind the climb, allowing just one goal per game and registering five shutouts so far this fall.

Before the Black & Gold head off for a weekend road strip, VCU Athletics' student assistant Scott Wyant had a chance to catch up with junior defender Meaghan Dullea

SW: What made you choice to come to VCU?
MD: I loved my coaches' philosophies and what and how they wanted to coach their players. I also loved Richmond because of how different it was from where I grew up.

SW: When did you first start playing soccer?
MD: I first started playing when I was 3.

SW: What is your greatest accomplishment on the pitch?
MD: I'd have to go with beating JMU in double overtime my freshman year

SW: What is your favorite part of being a member of the women's soccer team?
MD: I pretty much love everything about it… I don't really have a specific favorite.

SW: Is there anyone you model your play after?
MD: Not specifically

SW: If you were stuck on a dessert island what three things would you bring?
MD: bathing suit, ipod, book

SW: What do you do to relax on an off day?
MD: if it's nice out I like going to Carytown or to the river… if it's not it's definitely a movie day

SW: What do you plan to do after you graduate?
MD: go to grad school and become a physical therapist


Where is your favorite place to play away from VCU: Sportsplex in Virginia Beach
Favorite athlete: I don't really have one
Favorite team: NY Giants
Favorite class: I don't really have one, but I'd say anatomy if it wasn't so overwhelming.
Favorite quote: "We all experience doubts and fears as we approach new challenges. The fear diminishes with the confidence that comes from experience and faith. Sometimes you just have to go for it and see what happens. Jumping into the battle does not guarantee victory, but being afraid to try guarantees defeat" - Brian Goodell
Favorite food: too much to choose from
What is the most played song on your iPod right now: just the way you are remix with Lupe Fiasco
What is your most prized possession: A gold necklace my dad gave me for my 16th birthday