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Amanda Perez
Meet The Freshmen: Amanda Perez
Release: 08/20/2013
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SEATTLE -- The Washington women's soccer season is underway. While the team is led by a deep and talented senior class, the Dawgs have also added a group of talented freshmen. GoHuskies.com got a chance to speak to each of the new Huskies. Today, Amanda Perez.

Why did you come to Washington?

Perez: "I always felt like Seattle was the perfect fit for me. The University of Washington's soccer staff and team were a huge part of my decision. I've wanted to be a part of the program since I was little."

What do you hope to contribute this season and in your career as a Husky?

Perez: "Getting my first CAP with the full women's Mexican National Team."

What is the greatest moment of your playing career so far?

Perez: "Playing with my two older sisters, Veronica and Stephanie, in our front yard. I always had to get the ball when it got stuck underneath our car."

What is your first memory of playing soccer?

Perez: "The first thing I remember is the shin guards being bigger than my legs."

What do you do for fun?

McElvaine: "Play soccer-soccer tennis, Settlers of Catan, and a competitive ping-pong game here and there."

Who is the most inspirational person in your life and why?

Perez: "My eldest sister Veronica. She is the most humble person I know and my role model on and off the field."

QUICK HITTERS

What is your favorite meal: I love kung pao shrimp, but I have to go with my grandma's enchilladas.

What is your favorite movie: Remember The Titans.

What is favorite type of music: Anything I can sing along with.

If you didn't play soccer, what sport would you play: Indoor soccer.

What is the best book you have ever read: The Kite Runner.

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