Kickin' it with the Blue Raiders

Gilchrist and Lamberth featured week five

September 14, 2011 · Athletic Communications

Each Wednesday through the regular season, GoBlueRaiders.com will feature a series of Q&As with members of the Middle Tennessee soccer program. Each of the 25 players will be included with most weeks profiling two student-athletes and three weeks highlighting three players. Student-athletes were selected by random draw for their respective week.

All players were asked the same questions; however, the choice of which questions and answers appear here were also chosen at random.

For the fifth week, redshirt sophomore Jessica Gilchrist and senior Laura Lamberth are highlighted.

Q: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Jessica Gilchrist: Grilled salmon from Ruby Tuesdays

Q: Who is your favorite musical artist?
Laura Lamberth: Lady Antebellum

Q: What is your favorite book?
LL: The Vision of a Champion by Anson Dorrance

Q: What one thing, off the field, can you do better than most?
LL: Play basketball

Q: What is one thing most people might not know about you?
JG: I am a HUGE kid
LL: I have an USSF E and D coaching license. I’ll be working on my C license in December.

Q: What is your dream job?
JG: Recreational therapist for children with special needs

Q: What is your pre-game ritual?
JG: Always listen to country music
LL: I am very quiet. I just take time for myself and listen to music.

Q: What is your hometown famous for?
LL: It is where Andrew Jackson came through on his way to Washington, D.C., and stayed. It was a white-colored house, so hence the name, White House.

Q: What is a part of your game that needs improvement?
JG: Mental part

Q: What do you believe it will take to have a successful season?
JG: Being able to hold each other accountable

Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
JG: Married with two boys and a girl
LL: Hopefully looking to settle down with someone, but most importantly, being a college soccer coach

Q: Who has been most influential in your life?
JG: My mom and dad
LL: Definitely my parents

Q: What do you enjoy most about soccer?
JG: The family I have made from it
LL: The competition and my teammates

Q: What are some of the things you would do if you won the lottery?
JG: Help my parents pay off their house and the car payments. Give a good amount to Special Kids, Inc. Help my brother and sister-in-law pay off their house. By myself a new car.
LL: I would give money back to the MT soccer program, take care of my parents, then put the rest in the bank. I am a frugal person.

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