With Rhode Island women's soccer welcoming 14 newcomers, gorhody.com will provide a getting-to-know series leading up to the home opener on Sunday, Sept. 8. The series continues today with freshman Kelly Fitzgerald.
Name: Kelly Fitzgerald
Hometown: Warren, N.J.
Favorite Athlete: Julie Ertz
Favorite Team: New York Giants, New York Rangers, U.S. Women's National Team
Major: Nursing or Education
At what age did you start playing soccer?
I started playing when I was four.
What is your best soccer memory?
Winning Nationals my freshman year with my team in San Diego.
What has been your favorite thing about Rhode Island so far?
I really like the area and my teammates!
If you could play another sport what would it be?
Who has been your biggest mentor in athletics?
My dad. He goes to everything. He always wants me to keep trying and be my best. I'm from New Jersey, and my parents have been coming to pretty much everything. They'll definitely come to all the games. They're so supportive!
What's your favorite city?
Is there an athlete that has inspired or influenced you the most?
I like Julie Ertz. Her husband is a football player, and she's on the Women's National team. She incorporates God and family into sports.
What is your favorite song or artist to listen to before a game?
I listen to electric music, no specific artist. Just the type of music!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Good filet mignon, and good mashed potatoes.
The Rams are on the road for games at Quinnipiac (8/28), at Wagner (9/1) and at Pittsburgh (9/6) before returning to Kingston for the home opener against Sacred Heart on Sept. 8.