UP CLOSE: Senior Katie Smurthwaite

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Nickname: Smurf

My favorite cold cereal: Count Chocula

How I will spend my off-season: hanging with my family, practicing soccer, going to the beach, working

The best player I've ever faced: Deidre Enos

The dirtiest team I've ever played: Boston College

One place I would like to visit: Beijing, China

My favorite scripture: 2 Nephi 25:26

If I could play another position, it would be: midfield

My advice to youngsters: Believe in yourself!

Why I chose to play soccer over other sports: It is so much fun and takes a lot of skill and hard work.

Who has had the greatest influence on my soccer career: My parents

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what is the one thing I would keep and why: My scriptures because they are very important to me.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Taking care of my big family, creating lots of artwork, and serving in the church.

My favorite activity or hobby away from soccer: painting, reading

The best book I've ever read: Great Expectations

Favorite movie: Life is Beautiful

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: American Heritage, prof. Kimball

My most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Scored game winning goal in double overtime to get team to conference championship game.

What I would like to do sometime in my life: Go skydiving and fly an airplane

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I'd have to show you: The mountains

If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is: my dad, he knows everything.

If I could invite any three people to dinner, I would choose: Joseph Smith, Vincent Van Gogh, George Washington

On game day my friends and relatives: come to watch and cheer the team on.

Best advice I've ever received: treat others how you would want to be treated

If I could play another sport, it would be: Snowboarding or tennis

Most embarrassing moment as a player: One time when my name was announced before a game I ran out onto the field and fell flat on my face in front of everyone.

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