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Getting to Know Callie Simpkins
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/17/2010
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The best part of my game is… My attacking and no fear mindset.
I like my position best because… Midfield/forward because I get to score and celebrate.
The best place I have ever traveled to play soccer is… Brazil.
My first goal I ever scored was… I can't remember my first goal!
Over the summer, I worked on… rehabbing my knee to be able to play this fall and be stronger than ever to improve my game.

My favorite professional soccer team is… FC Barcelona.
I love the World Cup because… I get to see people in the U.S. get passionate about soccer for a month.
My best shot ever was… A mistake, but it was a nasty bender.
My favorite sport outside soccer is… Basketball.
My favorite story about Coach Church was… His reaction to Rebecca Allen being "late" at camp.
The person who has had the biggest influence on my soccer career is… Florin Manea, he starred on the Romanian National Team and was my coach for one year.
The professional soccer player's game I could best compare my game to is… Carli Lloyd.
My pre-game superstitions or rituals are… Put each piece of gear (socks, shin guards, cleats) on my left side before I put it on my right side.
My favorite athlete outside of soccer is… Lance Armstrong.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be… Italy.
My hobbies outside of soccer are… Basketball, disc golf, hanging out on the lake and the stock market.
My best talent other than playing soccer is… Playing the drums.
My favorite food is… Lynnea's lasagna.
My favorite cartoon is… Rocket Power.
If I could star on a reality television show, it would be… I starred on Endurance Tehachapi when I was 14, kind of a big deal.
A weird fact not many people might not know about me is… I hated Sex and the City 2 with a passion.
My secret addiction is… Fruit and yogurt parfaits from McDonalds.
If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be… Forbes.
If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be… Snowboarding.
The weirdest noise I can make is… Involuntary.
My current ring tone is… Vibrate.
My favorite web site to visit is…
My nickname is… My mom calls me sweet pea.
My can’t miss television show is… Sportscenter, but it repeats nearly all day so it's hard to miss
My favorite movie is… Get Him to the Greek.
My go to meal I can cook is… Scrambled eggs with cayenne pepper.
I started playing soccer at age… 5. When my parents signed me up with the YMCA to get me out of the house.
My favorite class I have taken at Duke so far is… Women's Studies Gender and Sports with Donna Lisker.
What I like best about Coach Church is… How much he cares about this team and wants us to succeed in all aspects of our lives.
Duke is the best place to play collegiate soccer because… You are surrounded by great people who want to help you reach your full potential.