RICHMOND, Va. - The VCU field hockey team has won five straight and are accomplishing things that the program has not seen in nearly 20 years.

Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Hill is a big reason why the Rams are 12-4 overall and have their eyes on a spot in the CAA Tournament. After the team's recent trip to North Carolina, VCU Athletics Student Assistant Andrew Phillips caught up with her in order to get to know the Virginia Beach, Va. native a little better.

AP: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
CH: I decided to come to VCU because the coaches and I wanted to be a part of an upcoming program. Also there is so many majors at this school.

AP:  Who influenced you most to play field hockey?
My field hockey high school coach would come and watch my soccer games in middle school and told me to try out for the hockey team, that it was very similar to soccer.

AP: Funniest moment that happened to you or a teammate on the field?
CH: In the spring we play Olympics, for fun with our team and alumni. We were playing softball and Megan Rea was pitching, being cocky, and got nailed right back by the ball. It was great.

AP:  Sport you would play if you didn't play field hockey?
I would most likely be playing soccer in college, I played travel soccer my whole life.

AP:  Favorite thing to on team road trips?
I would have to say team dinners because we eat at really good resturants and shopping..duh!!!!

AP: Favorite thing about playing for VCU?
That I feel like I am a part of a family, I have a great team and coaches.

AP: One thing you don't leave home without?
Cell phone...I am a big texter!!

Quick Hits:


Place to eat in Richmond? Tobacco Company
TV Show?
Keeping up with the Kardashians!! I am obsessed with Kim!!!
The Hangover, I mean who would not pick that?
SOJA, they remind me of home
Pro Sports Team?
How about them Cowboys?
Lebron James, sorry Kobe. James is a freak of nature and could have potentially been a wide receiver in the NFL.
Sport to watch besides field hockey at VCU?
Mens' basketball, they are like our school's football team.

August 29, 2010 LATE CORNER DOOMS VCU, 2-1