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Getting to Know Meghan Thomas
Saturday 08/17/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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The best part of my game is… My shot blocking - especially high shots.
 
I like my position best because… Goalkeeper - In certain cases I am able to stop the impossible, unthinkable, and unbelievable shots.
 
My first goal I ever scored was… When I was four years old in my first game ever, I managed to kick the ball through the gaggle of my four year old peers.
 
Over the summer, I worked on… crosses as I know that the ACC is known for crosses to improve my game.
 
My favorite professional soccer team is…
The USA men's national team.
 
I love the World Cup because… The high level of play, the recognition it receives throughout the world and how the last names of the players on each country reflect that country.
 
My best shot ever was… On my 13th birthday, back in the day when I played on the field, one of my teammates fed me the perfect cross and I hit the perfect shot right into the back of the net.
 
My favorite sport outside soccer is… Basketball.
 
My favorite story about Coach Church was… On my unofficial visit when the girls were doing their best impression of Coach Robbie's accent. Some were very accurate to say the least!
 
The person who has had the biggest influence on my soccer career is… David Kramer. U12 through U14, Kramer spent a remarkable amount of extra time perfecting my goalkeeping skills.
 
The professional soccer player’s game I could best compare my game to is… Hope Solo's because I aspire to play at the same level as she has. 
 
My pre-game superstitions or rituals are… I jog up to the crossbar, tap it, face the field, and do the sign of the cross.
 
My favorite athlete outside of soccer is… Michael Phelps.
 
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be… I would love to explore Greece's beautiful beaches and culture.
 
My hobbies outside of soccer are… Skiing, hiking, and water sports.
 
My favorite food is… ICE CREAM! because it makes everything better.
 
My favorite cartoon is… (was) the Rugrats.
 
If I could star on a reality television show, it would be… The Bachelorette.
 
A weird fact not many people might not know about me is… I can fit my whole fist in my mouth.
 
My secret addiction is… Cotton candy ice cream.
 
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be…
Cooking Light because I would hopefully be asked to be the taste tester for all the recipes featured in the magazine.
 
If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be… Vacationing with my family.
 
My current ring tone is… OMG by Usher.
 
My favorite web site to visit is… Google because there are so many things out there!
 
My nickname is… Meginator (courtesy of my dad).
 
My can’t miss television show is… As of now, it’s a tie between the Bachelorette and Pretty Little Liars.
 
My go to meal I can cook is… Spaghetti.
 
I started playing soccer at age… 4. I played for Blast Soccer Association and my mom was the coach. I played because my two older sisters played.
 
What I like best about Coach Church is… His Southern Charm.
 
Duke is the best place to play collegiate soccer because… It is DUKE!
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