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Getting to Know Chelsea Canepa
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/17/2010
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The best part of my game is… My speed, quickness and strength on the ball.
I like my position best because… Being a forward allows me to take players on aggressively, be creative and score goals.
The best place I have ever traveled to play soccer is.... Hawaii when I played in Regionals my senior year of high school.
My first goal I ever scored was… Probably when I was about five. My favorite move used to be to line up in front of the ball when the other team would take a goal kick. As soon as they would kick it (which was usually straight at me), I would catch their defense off guard and dribble the ball straight at the goalie. I think I would scare their goalie so much that all I had to do was toe poke it by them.
Over the summer, I worked on… my technical and 1v1 skills to improve my game.
My favorite professional soccer team is… Chelsea Futbol Club.
I love the World Cup because… The atmosphere is so intense and every play is a chance for something great to happen.
My best shot ever was… Last year during our game against Auburn. A low shot to the lower left corner gave us the win in overtime.
My favorite sport outside soccer is… Duke Basketball!
My favorite story about Coach Church was… When he walked into the team room with a giant, hand-colored red heart, to remind us that our team needed to have a big heart.
The person who has had the biggest influence on my soccer career is… My high school and club coach, Barb Chura.
The professional soccer player’s game I could best compare my game to is… Lukas Podolski of Germany.
My pre-game superstitions or rituals are… Eating some small piece of chocolate during pregame meal, writing on myself in permanent marker, praying and wearing pink underwear.
My favorite athlete outside of soccer is… Steve Nash.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be… To the beaches of Brazil.
My hobbies outside of soccer are… Skiing, scuba diving, dancing, playing board games and baking.
My best talent other than playing soccer is… Dancing.
My favorite food is… Chocolate anything.
My favorite cartoon is… Hey Arnold.
If I could star on a reality television show, it would be…
A weird fact not many people might not know about me is… That I'm on the Exec Board of the Smarthome.
My secret addiction is… Gummy bears.
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be… Time.
If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be… Chatting about life with God.
The weirdest noise I can make is… A bubble popping noise... "bop!"
My current ring tone is… Vibrate.
My favorite web site to visit is…
My nickname is… Jazzy, Jazzy C, Jasmine, Cdog and Chel.
My can’t miss television show is… Whale Wars.
My go to meal I can cook is… Shrimp scampi.
I started playing soccer at age… 5. My parents and my older brother, who also played, got me started.
My favorite class I have taken at Duke so far is… Television Journalism.
What I like best about Coach Church is… His love of food.
Duke is the best place to play collegiate soccer because… The school is amazing and the team is even better.