2011: Did not play
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at North Atlanta High School ... earned Top Offensive Player honors her sophomore year ... named team MVP her junior year ... captain of North Atlanta her senior season ... helped Concorde Fire Elite place third at the Las Vegas Showcase, place second at the GYSA State Cup, reach the quarterfinals of the Region III Tournament and place first in the Region III Premier League East (last four seasons) ... Student Teacher Achievement Recognition award winner (program recognizes the highest Scholarist Achievement Test (SAT) scores in senior classes across Georgia) ... North Atlanta High School Salutorian
Personal: Parents are Mike and Amy ... has younger brother, Patrick, and two younger sisters, Claire and Bonnie
Off the Field with Grace Shea
Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin?: I chose Madison because I have family history at the school and because I really liked the soccer program.
What does it mean to be a Badger?: I'm not sure yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what it means.
Cartoon Character: Nala from The Lion King
Movie: The Lion King
TV Show: Burn Notice
Book: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (from 6th grade)
Car: Reventon Roadster
Athlete: Derrick Rose
Soccer Player: Christi Rampone
Sports team: Chicago Bulls
First started soccer (age and/or grade): 4 years old
Most memorable soccer game: Was at the Vegas Showcase when our keeper got scored on by a punt from the opposing team's goalie because of the wind.
Before each match, I: I shake my legs out right before the whistle, and I used to bootybump my friend, Dara, from my club team when we went out onto the field.
One word that describes me: Persistent
Favorite thing to do off the field with my teammates is: The clap game
Most memorable soccer achievement: MVP all four years of high school soccer
This summer, I: Had a lot of firsts.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate soccer?: I really don't know. I was always pretty sure that I wanted to play in college.
The best thing about Madison is: The people. There's some really great people watching and it's so different from Atlanta.
Dream as a collegiate player: Play in an NCAA tournament game.
Fantasy job/career: Being a doctor, but I'm not sure what kind yet.
Person(s) most admired/role models: My high school art teacher, Natalie Brandhorst
My most prized possession is/are: My stuffed animal and blanket that I had as a little kid and my artwork.
I can't live without: Chocolate
My secret addiction is: Caffeine especially mochas
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I do a happy dance when something really good happens like when I get good food! :]
The community service activity or group I most like: Outward Bound and the Beltline Project in Atlanta.
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: Burn Notice
If you could be on the cover of a magazine it would be: Cosmo!!
The best sporting event you ever attended was: The WPS All-Star game with all the National team players at the Kennesaw State soccer stadium.
You won't catch me eating: Bananas, pickles, sweet potatoes, or syrup on my pancakes. I'll eat anything else though!
Nobody knows how much I love to: Watch superhero movies
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The internet probably
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: On the Mediterranean
If I could live in any time period, it would be: Besides this one, I would want to live during the Renaissance or in ancient Greece
A non-athletic talent I have is: Creating art!! :]
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: To be able to sing. I'm an awful singer, and my friends are pretty sure I'm tone deaf.
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jesus, Muhammad and Siddhartha Gautama
If I had a million dollars: I would go on a shopping spree!! Then I would probably put most of it in savings.
If you could have any talent: Parkour!!
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Scuba dive and skydive!!
Post-college plans: Probably graduate school
Most famous person I've ever met: Marta, Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, or Brandi Chastain. I'm not sure which would be most famous.
If I could have one superpower, it would be: To be a shape shifter.
My dream date would be: A surprise!!
I am most thankful for: My friends and family
I am most passionate about: The people I consider my family.