Aug. 8, 2014
Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is senior women's soccer player Linda Rosas.
NAME: Linda Isela Rosas
HOMETOWN: Granada Hills, Calif.
MAJOR: law and legal studies
DESCRIBE COACH McDERMOTT: She’s a pusher: in a good way. She’s pushed all of us individually and collectively.
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Tobin Heath and Tim Howard
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Women’s National Team
BEST PART OF ARMY SOCCER: Being a part of it.
FAVORITE FIELD TO PLAY IN: any field of friendly strife against Navy
OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: Colgate….and Navy
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: beating Navy during CLDT, at Ft. Bliss for CTLT with an Ordnance unit, and in Berlin, Germany at the U.S. Embassy during my AIAD.
TO RELAX, I: listen to reggae and picture myself in the future fulfilling my dream as an avid surfer or I kick the ball around and juggle.
FAVORITE MEAL: not breakfast
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Bali even though I’ve never been
MY IPOD HAS: 63 songs in it surprisingly; great songs though
FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: the 5 hour pregame keeper warm up
FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: the education and the people
DESCRIBE ARMY SOCCER: AWS is unlike any corp squad team at West Point. Our team culture and dynamic is different.
ARMY’S OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Katie Holder
ARMY’S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Sam Gottlieb
WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014: Sam Gottlieb
WHO IS THE STRONGEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: Candace Stewart
WHO IS THE FASTEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: Candace Stewart
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: Erica Ndlovu
WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKLEY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Me?
WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY: Penn State; I didn’t get to travel with the team for our final game in the first round of NCAA tournament my freshmen year due to academics. Getting another shot at them to make more history would be an awesome feeling.
I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: Zero because I don’t have one. If I did, I definitely would follow Marcia just to witness how technologically sound she is through social media.
2014 Getting to Know Archive