Getting Silly With Another Boston Breakers Rookie: Katherine Reynolds

Todd Civin@https://twitter.com/toddcivin1Senior Writer IMarch 9, 2010

The following is part of a weekly series in which writer Todd Civin presents the lighter side of the Boston Breakers of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

The league is built based on the down-to-earth nature and approachability of its athletes. "Getting Silly with the Breakers" is a fun-filled way to create a comfortable bond between the fans and the professional athletes who are the Boston Breakers.

A special thanks to Erica Hunt, the communications director for the team, as well as the players themselves for making this approach possible.


Only two days removed from her first official full team workout as a professional soccer player, I suspect that there are still a lot of things going through the mind of Boston Breakers' rookie defender, Katherine Reynolds.

A new team, a new city, new teammates. and her first training camp is an awful lot of adjusting for any of the 65 newbies attempting to make the squads of the eight Women's Professional Soccer teams.

Reynolds, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Breakers and was one of five graduates drafted from last year's Santa Clara University squad, made the trek across country this week from her home in Medina, Washington to her new home in Boston, MA.

Her latest two Facebook statuses, though brief, say it all. "Leaving Santa Clara" and "In Boston."

After making the coast to coast journey, Reynolds was kind enough to subject herself to some "Getting Silly" questions and share her inner most secrets with her new fans of Boston. Secrets which include stories about getting locked in the rest room while visiting Italy and still using her childhood baby blanket.

Sit back and enjoy Reynolds' much awaited introduction to her Boston fans as we get to know her off the field while she is busy trying to separate herself from the competition and make a name for herself on the field as well.


Todd Civin:  You were one of five draft picks from your team at Santa Clara. How big was the party on campus that night?

Katherine Reynolds: It may have been big, but I wasn’t there. I was in camp with the U23 national team at the Home Depot Center.



TC:  Did your nerves increase as each teammate came off the board?

KR: Yes, exponentially.



TC:  Who was the first person you called when you were selected?

KR: I am not sure. I was in the middle of training when I was drafted. So when I got off the field I started returning phone calls. It was probably my parents though.



TC:  Your home town of Medina Washington is also the residence of Bill Gates and Ichiro, do you ever run into either at the local Dairy Queen?

KR: No, we don’t have a Dairy Queen. However, his children went to my elementary school and when I was getting out of my car one day I accidentally hit him when he was getting out his car. I felt bad! In terms of Ichiro, I had no idea he lived in Medina, but that’s awesome!


TC:  Funniest thing you can tell us about former college teammate and current Breaker Jordan Angeli?

KR: I could tell you something funny about Jordan but if I told you the first thing I thought of she may not be too happy with me!


TC:  Any plans for you and Jordan once you hit Boston?

KR: I think we are just so excited to be able to explore a new city together! This is a dream come true for both of us!



TC:  You were an eight-time High School state champion in track. Were there any thoughts in pursuing that as a career instead?

No, I did not. I won my eight state championships by the end of my sophomore year but I hated track so much I decided to switch to tennis for my spring sport my junior and senior year.



TC:  Greatest place you've been as a result of soccer?

KR: Probably Sweden for the Nordic Cup in 2008.



TC:  Favorite thing about living in Washington State?

KR: I am surrounded by lakes and mountains. It is beautiful!



TC:  Favorite all time breakfast cereal?

KR: Oatmeal



TC:  Favorite chick flick of all-times?

KR: I really liked How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.



TC:  Tell us something that would surprise fans about you.

KR: That I still sleep with my baby blanket that can’t even be washed because it is falling apart!



TC:  Proudest non-soccer moment?

KR: Graduating early from Santa Clara.



TC:  Best thing about University Prep where you attended high school?

KR: It is a small school and I feel like all the teachers, staff, and students have followed and supported me as I have tried to become a professional soccer player. I frequently get texts from my high school principal just to check in a see how things are going!



TC:  Most inspirational person in your life?

KR: Mom and Dad



TC:  Favorite non-alcoholic beverage ?

KR: Starbucks vanilla latte!



TC:  Most embarrassing life moment?

KR: Getting locked in a bathroom stall while viewing The David in Florence Italy. I guess the sign said “out of order” but I couldn’t read Italian.



TC:  Name three things you know about Boston

KR: I guess there would be three things. 1. It snows 2. Harvard is located there and
3. They are passionate sports fans!

Todd Civin is a freelance writer who writes for Bleacher Report, Sports, Then and Now, and Seamheads. He also shares his top stories on his blog The 'xoxo' of Sports. He is a supporter of Team Hoyt, the father/son marathon and triathlon team of Dick and Rick Hoyt. He encourages you to support their movement of "Yes, I Can" by visiting their Web site at www.teamhoyt.com

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