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Getting to Know Laura Weinberg
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/17/2010
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The best part of my game is… My ability to take people on and be a goal scorer.
I like my position best because… I enjoy outside mid/forward because I have an attacking mentality so these positions allow me to combine with teammates, take people on, and take shots.
The best place I have ever traveled to play soccer is… Spain, Fiji, or Brazil.
My first goal I ever scored was… I was in a co-ed league when I was four years old and I was one of the few girls on the team. I dribbled by a few of the guys and took a shot (I don’t remember this my dad had to remind me!).
Over the summer, I worked on the following to improve my game… I played on a team with older and more physical girls which allowed me to improve my strength on the ball. I also gained more confidence and played at a much quicker pace which will be important in college soccer
My favorite professional soccer team is… FC Barcelona.
I love the World Cup because… It is the only event besides the Olympics that involves the entire world. Although countries are competing against one another, it truly unites the globe. Everyone shows so much pride and spirit for their country and it was very special to see Americans in particular become so supportive of the United States team. The USA’s successes raised the popularity of soccer in the Unites States tremendously. On top of that, the level of soccer is remarkable and I was very inspired watching the best players in the world compete against one another.
My best shot ever was… In the first few seconds of the game from 40 yards out I chipped it over the goalie.
My favorite sport outside soccer is… Tennis.
The person who has had the biggest influence on my soccer career is… My mom, my dad, and my club coach Scott.
My pre-game superstitions or rituals are… listening to my iPod.
My favorite athlete outside of soccer is…
Dwayne Wade.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be… Australia or Greece.
My hobbies outside of soccer are…
Tennis, swimming, snow skiing and concerts.
My best talent other than playing soccer is…
Snow skiing.
My favorite food is… Rice Crispy treats.
My favorite cartoon is… SpongeBob.
If I could star on a reality television show, it would be…
Fear Factor.
A weird fact not many people might not know about me is… All of my fingers are weirdly double jointed.
The professional soccer player’s game I could best compare my game to is… Amy Rodriguez.

If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be… Sports Illustrated.
If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be… Playing sports.
The weirdest noise I can make is… I don’t think I can make any weird noises.
My current ring tone is… My phone is always on silent.
My favorite web site to visit is… Facebook.
My nickname is… 
My can’t miss television show is… Glee.
My favorite movie is… American Beauty.
My go to meal I can cook is… Pasta.
I started playing soccer at age… I started playing when I was four; my parents got me started in the sport.