Getting to Know Women's Soccer Player Ariana Martinez

Sept. 13, 2010

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Either being a teacher, coach, nurse or sports broadcaster.

What's one of the most important things your parents did in your upbringing?
They taught me about respect and always doing your best. And to work hard.

What's a pet peeve of yours?
When people point a lot. And pick their nose in public.

What do you enjoy most about the sport of soccer?
The passion, intensity and team work.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To be able to fly!

If you could trade places with one person for a day who would it be?
Tim Gunn from Project Runway

Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My parents

What was your first job?
I've never had one.

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
My Mom always tells me to "run like the wind" and to "go for the gold" before my games.

If you could play another sport at UCLA what would it be?
Track & Field

What is your favorite food?
Sushi and Mexican food

Name one food you would never try.
I love food so I'm always up for trying new things.

What is your favorite song on your ipod right now?
"Never Alone" by Lady Antebellum

What is your most memorable soccer moment?
Winning Surf Cup for the sixth year in a row.

If you won the lottery what are some of the things you would do?
Buy my parents a dream house and pay for my sister's education.

Where is the best place you have traveled abroad and why?
Costa Rica because of the rainforests and beaches.

Name a TV show that you are embarrassed to say you watch.

Name something that absolutely frightens you.

What is your favorite quote/saying?
Any John Wooden quote

What is your favorite movie?
Sixteen Candles, Goonies and Just Like Heaven

What something interesting about your hometown.
We have the only recorded mammoth fossil in the U.S.

What is something most people don't know about you?
I used to be a cheerleader. A long time ago!

Who is your best friend on another college team?
Amber Pimley at Idaho

Name a website that you visit at least once a day.
Facebook and


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