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Erturk and Sikes featured week six

September 21, 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 sixth week, freshman Melisa Erturk and senior Elisabeth Sikes are highlighted.

Q: What is your favorite book?
Melisa Erturk: Harry Potter
Elisabeth Sikes: The Help and The Book of Awesome

Q: What one thing, off the field, can you do better than most?
ME: Interior design
ES: Being a bargin hunter

Q: What is one thing most people might not know about you?
ME: I have never done laundry
ES: I have played piano for 16 years

Q: What is your dream job?
ME: To be a National Team coach
ES: Being an actress and a voice in an animated movie

Q: What is your hometown famous for?
ME: The prime minister
ES: Marshall Space Flight Center

Q: What do you believe it will take to have a successful season?
ME: Team work, communication, dedication, passion
ES: Good team cohesion, communication and hard work ethic

Q: If you could play another sport at Middle Tennessee, what would it be?
ES: Fencing…but really volleyball

Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
ME: Playing professional soccer
ES: I’ll still be trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up

Q: Who has been most influential in your life?
ME: My mom, dad and sister

Q: What is your favorite quote/saying?
ME: Pain is weakness leaving the body
ES: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined - Thoreau

Q: What is one food you will not try?
ME: Tomatoes

Q: What are some of the things you would do if you won the lottery?
ES: I’d take a vacation to Ireland. For a long time.

Stay tuned for next week’s edition exclusively on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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